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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 – Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones

Heading into the next decade, The Rolling Stones kicked off the 1980s with the album and the first single of the same name: Emotional Rescue. Recorded in 1979 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with the Glimmer Twins as … 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 – Hooked on Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The beginning of the 1980s, a new way to market classical music came in the form of  Hooked on Classics. The series, released by K-tel Records, was disliked by traditional classical music fans, but embraced by other music fans and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – K-tel 20 Power Hits

In the 1970s, many young listeners learned of new music through the K-tel Records compilations, like an early success: K-tel 20 Power Hits. In the late 1960s, K-tel saw the possibility of a new way of marketing music and released … 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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