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The ‘80s: Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

In 1982, the English rock group Roxy Music released their 8th studio album, Avalon. This wound up being the band’s final album before founder and lead singer Bryan Ferry decided to disband the group and focus on an already successful […]

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The ‘80s: David Bowie

For writers, music critics, record companies, music charts, streaming services, and of course music fans, labels are somewhat of a necessary evil.  Rock, R&B,

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The ‘80s: David Sanborn’s ‘A Change Of Heart’

While many artists were influenced by singing or playing music in church, a school band, growing up in a musical family, or seeing a

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The ‘80s: Lillo Thomas

Lillo Thomas had a sound that was synonymous with the 1980s.  His funky, syncopated, melodic grooves and silky smooth voice kept music listeners jamming

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The ‘80s: Jeffrey Osborne’s ‘Stay With Me Tonight’

Jeffrey Osborne was already a well established name and voice in the music industry in the 1980s.  The Providence, Rhode Island native spent a

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The ‘80s: ‘Footloose’

In 1984, Paramount Pictures released the feature film Footloose, starring Lori Singer, Dianne West, John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon.  The film was loosely based

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The 80s: 10,000 Maniacs’ ‘In My Tribe’

Many may know Jamestown, NY native Natalie Merchant from her solo career. The singer/songwriter became a regular on pop, Top 40 and adult contemporary

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The ‘80s: Nona Hendryx’s ‘Female Trouble’

Having spent the last 50-plus years performing for audiences around the globe, vocalist and musician Nona Hendryx is without a doubt a music industry

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The ‘80s: Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’

When one thinks of the influences of hip-hop artists, an electronic music group from West Germany is not the first one that comes to

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The ‘80s: Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’

The band Steely Dan kicked off the decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Gaucho in November of 1980. Core members Walter



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