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memories of the ’80s – Chicken Soup

The end of the 1980s a new sitcom tried to make a major splash with the series Chicken Soup. Executive produced by Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turtletaub, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, the series was a sitcom based on the relationship … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spanish Fly by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

The sound of 1987 was never more typical than this album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Spanish Fly. With songs written by R&B powerhouse Full Force, the R&B/pop hybrid released their first single, Head to Toe from Spanish Fly … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

Flasback to the 1975, and the number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week – Fame by David Bowie. Recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios, the song was co-written with John Lennon and Bowie’s regular collaborator Carlos … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dr. Ruth

At the beginning of the 1980s, radio listeners were mesmerized by a woman who wanted to talk about health, psychology and sex; Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Struggling radio station WYNY FM in New York City decided to take a risk, with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rhoda

Brash, outspoken and an independent woman, this gal pal of Mary’s became the focus of a spin-off in the sitcom Rhoda. Starring Valerie Harper, the half hour comedy was taken from her character as one of Mary Richard’s gal pals … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Taxi

For tv viewers of the late 1970s, a unique sitcom came to the airwaves – all about  New York City cabbies called Taxi. Created by James L. Brooks, Stan Daniels, David Davis and Ed Weinberger, Taxi was about the characters … Continue reading

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Imagine

Another example of sidewalk art – and the well-known memorial to songwriter John Lennon. photo: John Lennon memorial Central Park, NYC Jan 2008 by WH

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