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memories of the ’80s – Cars by Gary Numan

Leaving behind the punk and hard rock of the 1970s, Gary Numan established the new wave song with his hit “Cars“. During the late 1970s, Numan was known as Tubeway Army and had released four singles, an LP and an … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Haircut One Hundred

This Brit band’s style and songs made them pop music darlings from the beginning of the decade: Haircut One Hundred. Formed in 1980, Nick Heyward and Les Nemes had left Moving England to form Haircut 100, and were joined by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Blondie

Little did two people who wanted to capture the essence of punk in their new band realize that they’d become icons of the decade with the formation of the band Blondie. Created by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Blondie was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Scandal

Born out of the music scene of New York City, Scandal was initially a new wave band with five members including lead singer Patty Smyth. Formed in 1981, Smyth was joined by Ivan Elias, Keith Mack, Benjy King, Tom Welsh, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Debbie Harry

This band was the epitome of New York City cool, punk and rock ‘n’ roll all in one package – with a lead singer that embodied the band’s name – Blondie and a woman to admire – Debbie Harry. Growing … Continue reading

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