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memories of the ’80s – Hooked on Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The beginning of the 1980s, a new way to market classical music came in the form of  Hooked on Classics. The series, released by K-tel Records, was disliked by traditional classical music fans, but embraced by other music fans and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – K-tel 20 Power Hits

In the 1970s, many young listeners learned of new music through the K-tel Records compilations, like an early success: K-tel 20 Power Hits. In the late 1960s, K-tel saw the possibility of a new way of marketing music and released … 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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