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memories of the ’80s – Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx

The debut of an LA-based singer/songwriter came with the hefty support of The Eagles: Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx. Marx began his career in the early 1980s as a background singer and writing songs for other artists on Manhattan … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ishtar

The late 1980s brought a buddy film to the big screen which became notorious for its failure: Ishtar. Written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, the film starred Beatty and Hoffman as two songwriters who travel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Wishing Well by Terence Trent D’Arby

The late 1980s brought soulful singer to the top of the charts with Wishing Well by Terence Trent D’Arby. With his debut album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, the American singer made a splash on the music … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Need You Tonight by INXS

For an Australian band, their sixth studio album had the song that became their hit around the world: Need You Tonight by INXS. After four albums, INXS had recorded and promoted Listen Like Thieves, gaining more fans beyond Australia and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven is a place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle

The late ’80s brought a pop ballad to the charts in the holiday season: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle. The first single from Carlisle’s second solo album, Heaven on Earth, the song was released in September … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … Continue reading

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