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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 – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again by Dionne Warwick

At the beginning of the 1970s, singer Dionne Warwick kicked off the decade with one of her most memorable hits: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again. Composed by Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, the song was written for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Diamond Life by Sade

The mid 1980s may have been dominated by wild music videos and hair bands, but the sultry vocals of a young Brit broke through to dominate charts with the album Diamond Life. A former model, young Sade Adu started back-up … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

In 1976, singer/songwriter/piano man Stevie Wonder released his eighteenth album, one that would become one of his best: Songs in the Key of Life. Disillusioned with living in the US and his music career, Wonder was ready to quit the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Lovergirl by Teena Marie

This R&B singer became a radio darling in 1984 thanks to her popular song Lovergirl. Mary Christine Brockert, known by her stage name as Teena Marie, grew up in Venice, California, and was soon juggling auditions and studying literature. In … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

This Canadian singer/songwriter had achieved fame with his work with The Poppy Family, but his single in the early 1970s focused the spotlight on him with the single Seasons in the Sun. Born in Winnipeg, Terry Jacks moved to Vancouver … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Suzanne Vega

In the face of ’80s new wave romantics and punk rock, there was a room for a folky singer/songwriter named Suzanne Vega. Born in California, Vega moved to New York City when she was two, and attended the Highschool of … Continue reading

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