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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late 1970s, a tenderĀ  and emotional film about relationships and the effects of war came to the big screen in Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd, the film was directed by Hal Ashby and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Like a Virgin by Madonna

The mid 1980s were kicked into high drive with the lead single from this memorable album: Like a Virgin by Madonna. Written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, the song was the lead single of the album of the same … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mandy by Barry Manilow

The middle year of the 1970s saw a song that was reinvented by Barry Manilow cruise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – Mandy. Written by Scott English and Robert Kerr, the song was originally titled Brandy. English … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rock Your Baby by George McRae

One of the classics of disco was born in 1974 thanks to another band: Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band, the song was not … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls inĀ Castle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In 1983, a young hacker finds that an online game turns serious in the sci-fi drama War Games. Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, War Games was written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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