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memories of the ’80s – The Blues Brothers

The beginning of the ’80s kicked off with SNL characters from the small screen making their big screen debut: The Blues Brothers. Created in 1978 for NBC’s Saturday Night Live by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers were … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – With or Without You by U2

The sounds of the late 1980s was dominated by U2’s fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, and by its lead single: With or Without You. Released on March 16, 1987, the troubled love song was developed by the band from … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – If You Leave Me Now by Chicago

The mid 1970s Billboard charts reflected a wide range of music styles, including the soft rock, easy listening, ballad by Chicago: If You Leave Me Now. Written by the band’s bass guitar player Peter Cetera, he also recorded the ballad, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

The mid ’80s weren’t just about danceĀ bands and pop songs – the metal ballads were in demand like Here I Go Again by Brit metal band Whitesnake. The song was first included on Whitesnake’s 1982 album Saints & Sinners, but … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Slade

The 1970s owes a debt to this band from England who were happily part of the decade’s shiny, rock ‘n’ roll glam stage: Slade. Don Powell, Dave Hill and Noddy HolderĀ met while doing the club circuit in the late 1960s … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Ohio Players

The sound of the ’70s was punctuated by the collaborations of this R&B band: The Ohio Players. Formed in 1959, the band broke up and reformed twice before ever charting a hit. In 1971, the band scored a minor hit … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Purple Rain

All things pop culture collided with the release of Purple Rain starring Prince – drama, style and music. Produced and written by Albert Magnoli, the film was created to showcase the unique talents of Prince in his debut film. Extended … Continue reading

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