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The 80s: DeBarge’s ‘Rhythm of the Night’

By the time DeBarge released the album Rhythm of the Night, the group of siblings from Michigan was accustomed to hitting the charts, already known for hit ballads and mid-tempo grooves like “Stay with Me,” “Time Will Reveal,” “All This […]

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The 80s: Ready For The World

Never were Jheri curls as cool as when they were sported by the band Ready For The World, a sextet formed in Flint, Michigan, where

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The 80s: Scritti Politti’s ‘Cupid & Psyche 85’

The 80s had its fair share of bands from the U.K. to hit the charts in the states.  One group that often goes forgotten is

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The 80s: Robbie Nevil

Singer, songwriter, musician and producer Robbie Nevil began his music career in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, learning to play the guitar at age

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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



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