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SONGS ON THE MARGINS

When people refer to “80s music,” it seems they’re usually talking about the songs from the middle chunk of  the decade-- from, say, “Eye of the Tiger” to “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”  What about the songs on the margins-- the ones that were on the Billboard charts in the year…
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80s Pop Icon Cyndi Lauper Releases Her Detour Country Album

Well as promised, Cyndi Lauper has delivered her brand new country album Detour. The album features 12 tracks that are traditional country songs, a far removed genre from what fans are used to hearing from her. "Lauper’s work has spanned the entire continuum of popular music—between the Technicolor new wave…
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1985

Remembering That Time the Beastie Boys Embarked On the Most Epic of Tours

Can you picture an up-and-coming Madonna and a pre-Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys sharing a stage together? Probably not, but for two months they did. In 1985, the now iconic Beastie Boys shared the stage with Queen Madge during her DEBUT tour. Fans at the concert didn't understand they were witnessing…
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1985

Former Prince Collaborator and ’80s Pop Star Sheena Easton Celebrates 57th Birthday

  Grammy-winning '80s pop icon  Sheena Easton is celebrating her 57th birthday today- but the celebration unfortunately carries a somber tone as Easton also mourns the loss of her former friend and musical partner, Prince. Like many female friends to Prince, Easton is rumored to be one of his former…
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1987

Cutting Crew Hits #1 With ‘(I Just) Died in Your Arms’ — Today In Music History

April 26, 1987 -- The pop/rock group Cutting Crew formed in England in 1985, just one year before "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" made them stars at home and across the Atlantic. Founding members Kevin Scott MacMichael (guitar) and Nick Van Eede (vocals) met in Halifax, Nova Scotia, while…
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