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memories of the ’80s – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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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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