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memories of the ’80s – That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick & friends

The mid 1980s brought a second version of That’s What Friends Are For to burn up the charts and lend a helping hand to charity. Written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, the song was first recorded by Rod … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sing A Song by Earth Wind & Fire

A funky dance song by Earth Wind & Fire got o the top of the charts in 1976 – Sing A Song. Written by Maurice White and Al McKay, the song was a mix of soul, funk and R&B and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) by Billy Ocean

In the 1980s the smooth sounds of Billy Ocean brought this pop/R&B song to the charts with Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run). Suddenly was the fifth studio album from British singer Ocean, who had moderate success in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White

A hit maker from the beginning,¬† Barry White scored another top of the charts with the lead single from his third album Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe. Releasing his third album Can’t Get Enough, White wrote, recorded and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

In the mid 1980s, a young singer debuted with her first album and her first of many chart hits with Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. The second single from her self-titled album produced by Michael Masser, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters

This girl group stepped out into the funk with the first single from their 1975 album How Long (betcha got a chick on the side) by The Pointer Sisters. Steppin¬†was The Pointer Sisters third album, released by ABC/Blue Thumb Records. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – September by Earth Wind and Fire

The beginning of September is always a good time to remember the song September by Earth Wind & Fire. Previously unreleased, although played live at many concerts, September was finally included in the band’s first best of compilation The Best … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Will It Go Round in Circles? by Billy Preston

In 1973, the early sounds of disco came to the top of the pop charts with Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston. Starting his career as a keyboard player in the 1960s for well-known performers such as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

The beginning of the 1970s kicked off in the right direction for this well-known band with its tenth studio album Exile on Main Street. The Rolling Stones recorded the album at Keith Richards’ rental home in France called Villa Nellcote, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution

The summer of 1984 was all about Prince, with his first film and the lead single from the soundtrack of Purple Rain dominating the airwaves: When Doves Cry. Prince was asked by the Purple Rain’s director Albert Magnoli to write … Continue reading

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