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memories of the ’80s – Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx

The debut of an LA-based singer/songwriter came with the hefty support of The Eagles: Don’t Mean Nothing by Richard Marx. Marx began his career in the early 1980s as a background singer and writing songs for other artists on Manhattan … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Billy Don’t Be a Hero

A 1970s song became a chart-topping song twice in two countries by two different bands: Billy Don’t Be a Hero. Written by Mitch Murray and Paul Callander, the song focuses on a young man joining the Army and wanting to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones

Heading into the next decade, The Rolling Stones kicked off the 1980s with the album and the first single of the same name: Emotional Rescue. Recorded in 1979 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with the Glimmer Twins as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s was a good time for The Rolling Stones, and with the first release of an album in this decade, the band’s first single was Brown Sugar. Releasing the album Sticky Fingers in April 1971, the songs on … 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 ’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 ’80s – Jump by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen brought the band bestselling success and a their first number one single: Jump. Written in 1981 by Eddie Van Halen, the other band members rejected the song for their previous album Diver Down. … Continue reading

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