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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 ’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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memories of the ’70s – Jim Croce

This singer/songwriter started his career during the tumultuos 1960s, but it was the early 1970s when Jim Croce hit the top of the charts. Born in Philadelphia, Croce attended Villanova University in the 1960s, where his band performed on campus. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Loving you ain’t easy by Michel Pagliaro

The early sounds of Canadian radio in the 1970s was happily playing all the hits, including Loving you ain’t easy by Michel Pagliaro. Pagliario, a Montreal-based musician, performed and recorded in English and French, and had a hit with Give … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Nick Gilder

An Englishman that grew up in Vancouver, Nick Gilder brought those Brit roots with the establishment of his first band, Sweeney Todd, a glam rock group which garnered fans and radio airplay with their hit single Roxy Roller in 1976. … Continue reading

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