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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 ’70s – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

In the summer of 1973, the concert everyone wanted to attend was the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. Produced by Sherry Finkel and Jim Koplik, the duo had been inspired by a Grateful Dead concert they … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

In the mid 1980s one of Canada’s favourite rockers released a ballad that soared to the top: Heaven by Bryan Adams. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was initially for the soundtrack of the film A Night in … Continue reading

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memories of the’70s – Sister Golden Hair by America

The mid 1970s brought a soft rock song to the top of the charts: Sister Golden Hair by America. Written by Gerry Beckley, the inspiration came from another singer/songwriter, Jackson Browne. Beckley felt his songs were the epitome of Los … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

For summer 1982, one of the songs of the day was a duet by two superstars: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Written by McCartney for his third solo album Tug of War, the song was initially … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

In 1972, a girl group’s song caught fire on the Billboard charts with I’ll Take You There. Recorded in 1971 at the famous Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, the song was written by the album’s producer Al Bell, and was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Legend by Bob Marley and The Wailers

The mid 1980s brought the best of a band together with the release of Legend by Bob Marley and The Wailers.  The compilation album is made up of songs recorded by the band between 1972 and 1983. Included on the … Continue reading

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