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memories of the ’70s – Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

The end of the 1970s was the debut of a band that would create a lasting rock classic: Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders. Written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, two of the four members of The Pretenders and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

The beginning of the 1980s introduced many of us to a newly-solo punk rock artist: Billy Idol and a song from his past that led to his future: Dancing With Myself. Having some success with Generation X at the end … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – King Rocker by Generation X

For the punk crowd, this British band made a quick splash in the late 1970s with this single: King Rocker by Generation X. William Broad, John Towe and Tony James met forming the band Chelsea with John O’Hara, but soon … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Blondie

Little did two people who wanted to capture the essence of punk in their new band realize that they’d become icons of the decade with the formation of the band Blondie. Created by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Blondie was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Bow Wow Wow

In the early 1980s, video and radio combined to make ┬áBrit punk/new wave group Bow Wow Wow a pop sensation with their top hit: I Want Candy. Created by Malcolm McLaren, the band was made from musicians who had played … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – New York Dolls

In the early 1970s, the mixture of art, glam, punk and music was best found in the one of early adopters of the New York punk scene: the New York Dolls. Influenced by the sounds of MC5 and The Stooges, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Debbie Harry

This band was the epitome of New York City cool, punk and rock ‘n’ roll all in one package – with a lead singer that embodied the band’s name – Blondie and a woman to admire – Debbie Harry. Growing … Continue reading

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