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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 ’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 ’70s – New Year’s Eve with Elvis

For devoted fans of Elvis wanting to celebrate the end of 1975, their dreams came true with a rare New Year’s Eve concert. Only the third concert Elvis Presley ever performed in his career, December 31, 1975, the king of rock … 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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