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The ‘80s: Robert Palmer’s ‘Heavy Nova’

In 1988, English singer Robert Palmer released the album Heavy Nova, a title that incorporated his love of heavy metal and the rhythms of bossa nova.  By this time, Palmer was a music industry veteran, having released his debut album […]

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The ‘80s: The Jacksons’ ‘Triumph’

In 1980, The Jackson 5, all grown up and by this time known as The Jacksons, kicked off the decade with Triumph, the follow

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The ‘80s: ‘Batman’

The feature film Batman hit the big screen in the summer of 1989.  The film, directed by Tim Burton, starred Kim Basinger as Vicki

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The ‘80s: Bananarama’s ‘Wow’

The group Bananarama formed 30 years ago in London when teenagers and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward met Siobhan Fahey. They released

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The ‘80s: The 30th Anniversary of Alexander O’Neal’s Eponymous Debut

Alexander O’Neal released his self-titled debut album thirty years ago, but the Natchez, Mississippi native had already gotten his feet wet in the music

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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

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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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