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The Producers: David Frank

If the name David Frank doesn’t ring a bell, then perhaps the R&B/synth-pop duo The System will strike a memorable chord.  Frank, along with band mate Mic Murphy, hit the charts throughout the 1980s with the singles “The Pleasure Seekers,” […]

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The 80s: The 30th Anniversary of ‘King Of Rock’

When the needle dropped on RUN-D.M.C.’s sophomore release, King Of Rock, back in January 1985, it was obvious that the trio of Joseph Simmons,


The ‘80s: Howard Jones’ ‘Dream Into Action’

Howard Jones was no stranger to the charts when he released his second album Dream Into Action in 1985.  His debut release one year earlier,


The 80s: Skyy’s ‘Skyy Line’

The band Skyy got its start in the early 1970s when sisters Denise, Delores, and Bonne Dunning met producer and keyboard player Randy Muller at


The 80s: Maxi Priest

London-born singer Maxi Priest often gets lumped into the reggae category, but his musical influence moves well beyond any one genre.  Priest was encouraged to


The Producers: Teo Macero

New York native Teo Macero was a U.S. Navy veteran when he enrolled in the prestigious Julliard School of Music in 1948.  After receiving his


The 80s: U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’

In the spring of 1987, the band U2 released their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, the follow up to their 1984 multiplatinum album The


The 80s: ‘9½ Weeks’

In 1986, the erotic drama Weeks hit the big screen.  The feature film starring Kim Basinger as a SoHo art gallery employee who has


The 80s: Neneh Cherry’s ‘Raw Like Sushi’

For Stockholm-born singer/songwriter, hip-hop artist and occasional DJ, Neneh Cherry, music was a family affair.  It was her biological father, drummer Ahmadu Jah, a native


The 80s: Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’

Peter Gabriel’s 1986 release So is considered by many to be the album that propelled Gabriel from a longtime cult favorite into a commercial superstar,

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