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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Amanda by Boston

For the rock group Boston, a power ballad became one of their biggest hits: Amanda. The song was on the album Third Stage, the third album from the band, finished after a six year legal battle with their music label … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Boston

This ’70s band named for a northeastern city had several hits that still get played regularly on rock radio: Boston. Formed by Tom Scholz, who worked with various bands and musicians, and kept writing songs and sending out demos that … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cheers

Despite its humble beginnings, this tv series soon became a national addiction to see what was going on in the cosy Boston bar of Cheers. Created by James Burrows, Les Charles and Glen Charles, the series was set in a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – PBS Mystery!

At the beginning of the 1980s, PBS introduced a new program, which  has now become an obsession for viewers – Mystery! Seeing the success of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries that had aired on Masterpiece Theatre, WGBH general manager Henry … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Masterpiece Theatre

In January 1971, PBS debuted one of its long-lasting programs – Masterpiece Theatre. Hosted by Alistair Cook, the series was focused on tv adaptations of classic novels and biographies, and collaborating with productions from England to bring them to North … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – New Edition

At the beginning of the 1980s, the term boy band may not have been in vogue, but it was certainly led off by the creation of New Edition. Formed in 1978,  the band brought together three singers:  Bobby Brown, Michael … Continue reading

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