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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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memories of the ’70s – The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy

For this Irish band, success hit after a worldwide hit with a song the band didn’t love – Whiskey in a Jar – but soon their name became synonymous with their next hit “The Boys are Back in Town.” Embarking … Continue reading

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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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