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memories of the ’70s – My Sharona by The Knack

At the end of the 1970s, a debut song became a pop anthem that is still beloved: My Sharona by The Knack. Written by band members Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, the song was written about Fieger’s girlfriend Sharona. Averre … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Toy Soldiers by Martika

Going for broke with her first album, singer Martika hit number one with her song Toy Soldiers. An actor and singer, Marta Marrero aka Martika¬† had made her mark in the role of Annie before becoming of the cast of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

A song that was intended as a song for an 11 year old became a disco hit of 1979: Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. Written by singer Frederick Knight, the song was intended for a teenybopper singer Stacy Lattisaw, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

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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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