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memories of the ’80s – The Police Synchronicity Tour

In the early 1980s, The Police kicked off their tour for the album Synchronicity. It would be the largest tour for the band, and the beginning of the end for the band being together. In June 1983, The Police released … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

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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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memories of the ’80s – Atlantic Starr

Starting in the late 1970s, this r’n’b/soul\funk band became a hot Billboard group in the mid 1980s: Atlantic Starr. Founded by five musicians including trumpet player Duke Jones and the Lewis brothers: Wayne, David and Jonathan, Atlantic Starr focused on … Continue reading

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