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The 80s: Duran Duran’s ‘Big Thing’

Duran Duran emerged in the early 1980s with the release of their eponymous debut album which included the singles “Girls On Film” and “Planet Earth.”  Their success over the next few years, along with that of other U.K-based punk/new wave/rock […]

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The 80s: “The Captain Of Her Heart”

We’ve all heard the term “one hit wonder” describing an artist or group who mainly had one significant song to hit the charts before

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1982

In the early 1980s the disco sound was dying while hip-hop was beginning its ascension and in between, the sounds of rock, new wave

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The Producers: Jellybean Benitez

John “Jellybean” Benitez has been one of the premier dance music producers since the early 1980s.  His love of music began in his home

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The 80s: ‘Wendy & Lisa’

Any true Prince fan—as well as anyone who saw the movie Purple Rain—is more than likely familiar with the duo of Wendy and Lisa,

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The 80s: ‘Stir Crazy’

In 1980, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder hit the big screen in the Sidney Poitier-directed comedy Stir Crazy, the story of two friends, one

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The 80s: ‘Guy’

In 1988, the group Guy released their self-titled, debut album, an album which pretty much solidified the fact that the New Jack Swing sound

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The 80s: Pat Benatar ‘Live From Earth’

Trailblazing rocker Pat Benatar was born Patricia Andrzejewski in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Lindenhurst, Long Island. Known worldwide for hit songs such as

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The Producers: Hugh Padgham

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For decades, the name Hugh Padgham has been synonymous with groundbreaking, award winning music.  The 60-year-old Buckinghamshire, England native

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The ‘80s: The Time’s ‘What Time Is It?’

With the exclamation of the phrase “What time is it?,” Morris Day, frontman of the Minneapolis band The Time, kicks off the group’s sophomore



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