The 80s: Billy Ocean’s Love Zone

Many music fans considered Billy Ocean an overnight sensation when the single “Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run),” from his album Suddenly, became a worldwide hit in 1984, not realizing that Ocean had been putting in work since […]

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The Producers: Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley was not only one of the premier producers in the disco era, but was known for his reputation as a synthesizer master and


The 80s: The Beastie Boys’ ‘Licensed To Ill’

In 1986, The Beastie Boys, comprised of Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, released their debut album Licensed to Ill. 

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The 80s: Gregory Abbott’s ‘Shake You Down’

Gregory Abbott is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist of Venezuelan and Antiguan descent, raised in Harlem in New York City where his mother taught


The 80s: The Power Station

Supergroup: a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or as other professions.  There have been


The 80s: Luther Vandross’ ‘The Night I Fell In Love’

In June of this year, singer Luther Vandross was posthumously honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, an honor


The Producers: Clivillés and Cole

The New York-based production duo of Robert Clivillés and David Cole began creating a buzz on the music scene as part of the house music

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The 80s: Oaktown’s 357’s ‘Wild and Loose’

In 1989, Phyllis Charles (Lil’ P), Tabatha King (Terrible T), and Djuana  Johnican (Sweet L.D.) released their debut album as Oaktown’s 357, a group formed


The Producers: Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young, a.k.a. Dr Dre, has had crowds jumping and heads bobbing ever since the early 1980s when he started spinning records at The


The 80s: Herb Alpert’s ‘Keep Your Eye On Me’

Herb Alpert’s 1987 album, Keep Your Eye on Me, was a perfect example of “old school” meets “new school.” On the old school side you

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