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memories of the ’80s – Original Sin by INXS

That first single that made this Australian band known in North America – Original Sin by INXS. Written by Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss, the song was from the band’s fourth studio album The Swing. Hoping to garner an audience … 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 – Crocodile Dundee

Inspired by the real life survivor of Australian’s Northern Territory, the mid 1980s were¬†all about Aussie writer/actor Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee in¬†Crocodile Dundee. Written by Hogan and directed by Peter Fairman, this comedy focused on exploiting the stereotypes of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Elle Macpherson

In the 1980s, we soon all learned about “The Body” from Australia – supermodel Elle Macpherson. Born Eleanor Gow in New South Wales, Australia, Elle Macpherson grew up in Sydney and studied law for one year before moving to the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – where did the jetsetters go?

In the decade that focused on big hair, bold clothing and and excess, so did the travel choices. Travellers in this decade were all about the United States of America, thanks to the power of television and media, which meant … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Year of Living Dangerously

In 1982, a film about the 1960s in Indonesia broadened the career of actor Mel Gibson and became a fave of movie goers: The Year of Living Dangerously. Based on the 1978 Christopher Koch book, which had been an award-winning … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mad Max

With a planet on the brink, and the access to oil only for the few, the futuristic film Mad Max was a view of the possible future. Produced in 1979, Mad Max was written and directed by George Miller, and … Continue reading

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