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memories of the ’80s – Dancing in the Street (Bowie & Jagger)

A 1960s civil rights pop song became an ’80s dance song from an unlikely duo of David Bowie and Mick Jagger: Dancing in the Street. Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter, the song was recorded by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick (and friends)

Twice recorded, but second time lucky: That’s What Friends Are For topped the charts in February 1986 thanks to the vocal stylings of Dionne Warwick. And a few friends. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Farm Aid

A few months after the memorable concert for Live Aid, three performers decided to try another concert to help American farmers: Farm Aid. After hearing Bob Dylan say from the stage of Live Aid that farmers needed help to survive, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Concert for Bangladesh

In 1971, a war and devastation in a country barely known in North America became the focus of concerts that helped raised money and awareness – The Concert for Bangladesh. East Pakistan was struggling to become independent during 1970-71 liberation … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Live Aid

Spurned on by success in illuminating the famine in Ethiopia with Band Aid, Bob Geldof decided to create something bigger and bolder with the creation of Live Aid. This multi-venue rock event held on two different continents raised the awareness of the … Continue reading

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