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80s In The News – Summer Edition

Ok 80s Fans, time to take a look at what has been going on this summer related to our favorite decade.. The 1980s! The Smurfs are back!  This time on the big screen. Debbie Gibson appeared on ABC’s Good Morning … Continue reading

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80s in the News – May Roundup

A look at 80s related news and events that happened in the month of May, 2011: The Vancouver Sun determined that Corey Hart was no longer “The Boy in the Box” Duran Duran kicked off a Summer UK Arena Tour Debbie … Continue reading

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XYZ Lead Singer planning 80s rocker benefit for Japan

Terry Ilous, the lead singer of 80’s metal group XYZ, has organized a 80s rock reunion that will benefit the tsunami victims in Japan.  The show will feature members of some of the top metal/hard rock bands from the 1980s … Continue reading

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Debbie Gibson Planning a Big Comeback with new Pop Album

TheInsider.com’s Nicole Dabeau recently met up with her ’80s music idol Debbie Gibson.  During the talk Debbie revealed she is planning a major “Tina Turner/Cher” style comeback.  Check out the video of the interview and let’s hope Debbie is successful … Continue reading

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The Return of El DeBarge

The Washington Post has a great article about the comeback of 80’s singer El DeBarge.  He has his first new album out in 16 years and it earned two Grammy nominations.  El DeBarge is best known for his huge hit … Continue reading

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My First Columbia House Music Club Shipment in 1982

It was 1982 and I was about to make my first big foray into 80s music. I had just received a hand me down record player/stereo and my parents had finally relented and allowed me to join The Columbia House … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise Closing Deal to Co-Star in ‘Rock of Ages’

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Tom Cruise is in final negotiations to co-star in Rock of Ages, New Line’s adaptation of the hit stage musical about 1980s rockers.  He will be playing the role of “Jaxx”, who sings Bon Jovi’s Wanted … Continue reading

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Missing Persons not missing anymore?

After 24 years, Warren Cuccurollo is reuniting with Missing Persons, featuring lead singer Dale Bozzio. Many people hail Dale Bozzio as the original Lady Gaga. Warren was initially with Frank Zappa, before moving on to Missing Persons and then Duran … Continue reading

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The 80s: Golden Era for the Television Mini-Series

The extreme success of Alex Haley’s Roots in the late 1970s ushered in the golden era of the television network Mini-Series in the 1980s.  The final episode of Roots still stands as the 3rd most watched television series show of … Continue reading

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80s Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54

Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said. Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four … Continue reading

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