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The 80s: Breakfast Club

When discussing the music and movies of the 1980s, there can be a bit of confusion regarding today’s entrant.  The Breakfast Club is the popular 1985 feature film starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally […]

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The 80s: Scandal featuring Patty Smyth

These days, the word scandal conjures up images of prime time Thursday night television, but in the 1980s it was the name of a

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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 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: George Michael’s ‘Faith’

For most music fans in the fall of 1987, it was really no surprise when George Michael released his debut solo album, Faith.  Michael had

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The 80s: Mazarati

In the mid-1980s, the Minneapolis, MN-based band Mazarati began as a side project for then-Prince bass player Mark Brown, who went by the stage name

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The 80s: Before They Were Stars—Leon

Actor Leon Robinson, who simply goes by “Leon,” began appearing in films in the early 1980s, working alongside some notable movie industry names.  In 1983,

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The 80s: Culture Club’s ‘Colour By Numbers’

In 1982, the British band Culture Club made a big smash with their debut album Kissing To Be Clever. The vocal talents of lead singer

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The 80s: Patrice Rushen’s ‘Straight From The Heart’

There’s no denying the talent of Patrice Rushen.  Just check her resume, which includes hit songs, the first woman to serve as Musical Director for



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