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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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