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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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News

The Go-Go’s to Perform ‘We Got the Beat’ at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

If you were a fan of The Go-Go's in the 80s, you have got some rejoicing to do as Billboard revealed that the band will be performing at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. "The group will celebrate their 35th anniversary of their hit 'We Got the Beat' at the ceremony,"…
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1982

Paul McCartney Scores 24th No. 1 Hit As a Songwriter- On This Day in Music

  Today in music history, living legend Paul McCartney scored his 24th no. 1 hit as a songwriter after his collaboration with Stevie Wonder "Ebony and Ivory" became number one on charts. Unfortunately, despite the song's success critics could not unanimously agree that it is actually good. In 2007, Blender…
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1984

The Smiths Co-Founder Johnny Marr’s Autobiography Expected This Fall

It's been quite some time since it was first announced in March 2015 that The Smiths co-founder Johnny Marr was working on his autobiography, but now an official release date has finally been set. It has been confirmed that Marr's highly anticipated autobiography Set The Boy Free will be released…
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