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memories of the ’80s – The Tracey Ullman Show

A successful performer of London’s West End, with a pop hit to her name in America, became the darling of new channel Fox TV with her variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Trying to break into the American market, Ullman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tony Orlando and Dawn

From a solo artist, to becoming a group act to starring in their own variety show, Tony Orlando and Dawn were an essential part of the sounds of the 1970s. Orlando had made his name in the 1960s as a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Soul Train

Giving voice to the increasing popularity of soul, R&B, and disco, a local Chicago show was soon a national obsession – Soul Train. Born out of a radio promotion by then news reader / disc jockey Don Cornelius, The Soul … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Flip Wilson

A comedian who would be always remembered for his unique characters – the 1970s started with laughter thanks to Flip Wilson. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Clerow Wilson Jr. was one of 18 children, ending up in the foster … Continue reading

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