Category Archives: 80s Oldies Music

The Music of the 1980s

Because all of the major turmoils from the 1960s and the 1970s -- the counterculture movement, the Vietnam war, the ...
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Introduction to A-Ha

A-Ha, the synthpop group from Oslo, Norway, achieved brief popularity in the 80's music era with "Take On Me" in ...
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USA for Africa

USA for Africa

Introduction USA for Africa was the all-star one hit wonders famous for their charity single "We Are the World" during ...
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Rock Legends: U2

Introduction U2 is an Irish rock band formed Dublin. Led by lead vocalist Bono, the band transformed themselves from a ...
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Bobby McFerrin

One-Hit Wonders: Bobby McFerrin

Introduction Bobby McFerrin is an American singer known for his late 80s music era hit, the very catchy "Don't Worry, ...
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Toni Basil

One-Hit Wonders: Toni Basil

Introduction Toni Basil is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, choreographer and director whose song "Mickey" became a hit during the ...
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Dexys Midnight Runners

One-Hit Wonders: Dexys Midnight Runners

Introduction Dexys Midnight Runners are best known as one hit wonders especially in the United States, through their single "Come ...
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Lipps Inc.

One-hit Wonder: Lipps Inc.

Introduction Lipps Inc. is a short-lived R&B and disco group who scored a hit single and now-oldies music classic tune ...
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Life and Music Career of Vangelis

Introduction Vangelis is a Greek pianist, composer and arranger who received an Oscar for his score in the blockbuster movie ...
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One-Hit Wonder: Nena

Introduction Nena was a German classic rock, post-punk and new wave group hailing from Berlin. The band was fronted by ...
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Artists Profile: Prince

Introduction Prince (born Prince Rodgers Nelson) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his groundbreaking, eclectic style and flamboyant ...
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George Michael

Artists Profile: George Michael

Introduction George Michael is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame during the 80s music scene. His catchy post-disco dance ...
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Whitney Houston

Music Legends: Whitney Houston

Introduction Whitney Houston was an American singer, actress, film and record producer. She first rose to fame during the 80s ...
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Lionel Richie

Artists Profile: Lionel Richie

Introduction Lionel Richie is one of the most successful artists from the 80s music era, only to be eclipsed by ...
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Phil Collins

Artists Profile: Phil Collins

Introduction Phil Collins (born in London, England, 1951) is an English singer-songwriter and drummer, who were one of the most ...
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Jon Bon Jovi

Artists Profile: Jon Bon Jovi

Introduction Jon Bon Jovi is an American rock and pop singer, songwriter and musician who is also the frontman of ...
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Hall & Oates

Artists Profile: Daryl Hall & John Oates (aka Hall & Oates)

Introduction Daryl Hall & John Oates aka Hall and Oates were one of the most popular acts during the late ...
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Music Legends: Madonna

Introduction Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, producer and businesswoman who became one of the iconic figures of ...
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Sonny Charles

The Life and Music of Sonny Charles

Introduction to Sonny Charles Born Charles Hemphill in 1940 in Indiana, Sonny Charles is an American soul singer. He was ...
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Marty Balin

The Life and Music of Marty Balin

Introduction to Marty Balin Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1942) is an American singer-songwriter and ...
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J. Geils Band

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to the J. Geils Band

J. Geils Band's career in a summary The J. Geils Band is an American rock group best known for their ...
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