Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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 – Quiet Riot

The 1980s heavy metal scene was dominated by the bands of Los Angeles, and one of the early favourites was Quiet Riot. Mach 1 was formed by Randy Rhoads and Kelli Garni in 1973, which morphed into Little Women and then … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Berlin

Formed in 1978, this Los Angeles-based band had no ties to Germany, but loved the music coming out of the European nation to name themselves Berlin. John Crawford, Teri Nunn, David Diamon and Ric Olsen were the core founders of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hart to Hart

In the early 1980s, a wealthy couple decides they want to help others as they investigate crimes in the series Hart to Hart. Starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, the duo were created by author Sidney Sheldon, who worked with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

In the mid 1980s, the publishing world fixated on an author’s first novel, a tale of a young man’s coming of age in the midst of the 1980s: Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis. The author, aged 21 at … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Valley Girl by Frank Zappa

This influential and eclectic artist collaborated with his teenager daughter to achieve a one hit wonder with the song Valley Girl. Frank Zappa, a self-taught composer and singer/songwriter, was well-known for his solo creations, collaborations and his work with his band … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Foxes

This 1980 film avoided the cliches and stereotypes and show what it was like to be an American teen girl in the film Foxes. Deidre (Kandice Stroh)  is boy crazy and all about disco, Madge (Marilyn Kagan) is unhappy with … Continue reading

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