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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul

A star on the small screen, then a top 40 hitmaker with Billboard: the one hit wonder Don’t Give Up on Us by David Soul. Soul was starring in the hit cop show Starsky & Hutch, and decided to turn … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Can’t Wait by Nu Shooz

An American R&B band hit the top of the charts in the mid 1980s with its synth single I Can’t Wait. Nu Shooz was a Portland, Oregon based band, started by husband and wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Apollonia 6

As Prince dominated the ’80s music scene, he also created a long list of protegĂ©s – and after Vanity, he was soon creating Apollonia 6. After a dispute with Prince in 1983, Denise Matthews aka Vanity, the lead singer of Vanity … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Movin’ by Brass Construction

The disco era of the 1970s spawned many memorable one hit wonders, including one that came out of a jam session: Movin’ by Brass Construction. The funk/disco band was working on its first album, and spent time in the studio … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Beats So Lonely by Charlie Sexton

In the mid ’80s, a teenager with guitar skills got his single played on radio across North America: Charlie Sexton with the song Beats So Lonely. The teenager had learned his guitar skills from well-known musician WC Clark in Austin, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Magic by Pilot

The Scots ruled the Canadian airwaves in 1975, with the release of the single Magic by the band Pilot. Formed in 1973 in Edinburgh, two of the members had been in the Bay City Rollers: David Patton and Billy Lyall. … Continue reading

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