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The ‘80s: Kool & the Gang’s ‘Emergency’

1984 marked twenty years since Kool & the Gang’s formation as the Jazziacs.  Over the course of a couple of decades, the group had gone through various musical transformations with jazz and funk hits like “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness,” and […]

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The ‘80s: Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science”

In 1982, Thomas Dolby released his debut album The Golden Age of Wireless in the U.K.  The album, now considered an ‘80s synth-pop classic,

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The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Friends’

Although this group had more than one line-up of members throughout the years, true fans will always consider the trio of Jody Watley, Jeffrey

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1989

It was 1989, the end of the decade but definitely not the end of some incredible music.  The end of the year charts boasted

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The 80s: Vanity’s ‘Wild Animal’

Vanity was already well known to 80s music fans as the camisole-clad vixen and lead vocalist of the Prince-formed

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The 80s: Adam and the Ants’ ‘Prince Charming’

Fans of 80s music may not know the name Stuart Leslie Goddard, but mention the Marylebone, London native’s stage name, Adam Ant, and images

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The 80s: The System’s ‘The Pleasure Seekers’

The duo of David Frank and Mic Murphy came out of the box strong with their debut album Sweat,

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The 80s: Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”

The new wave, synthpop group Berlin formed in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, California.  They released their debut album, Information, in 1980, and

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The 80’s: John Waite’s “Missing You”

In 1982, English singer and musician John Waite released his debut album Ignition. Though the album didn’t make much noise on the charts, peaking

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The 30th Anniversary of Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Around the World in a Day’

1984 was a seminal year for Prince with the release his debut film, the loosely autobiographical and musically revelatory Purple Rain, and its chart-topping soundtrack



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