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Al Jarreau – L is for lover

Al Jarreau, great musician, passed in mid February 1987. He was a jazz and soul master, but exactly 30 years before, mid October 1986, he entered for a while our pop world with his great “L is for lover”. May he rest in peace and ispire many young musicians from above.

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From France to the World

Desireless – Voyage Voyage

“Voyage Voyage” definitely had an impact that was possible only in the 80s. A semi-unknown French singer (we can say, absolutely unknown). She sang completely in French language. Maybe not the best way to start! Morever, Desireless, at about 35 years of age, had some sort of new-wave charm,

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It’s a wolves’ world

a-ha – Cry Wolf

In 1986, the days of “Cry Wolf”, the world was no longer full of wolves for a-ha, after finding success one year earlier with “Take on me”, their greatest hit. But Morten Harket,

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The Minister of Energy

The Communards – Don’t leave me this way

When Communards released “Don’t leave me this way”, December 1986 was flowing slowly, yet it was going unstoppable towards a very welcomed Xmas. Music was always exceptional, we had plenty of fantastic songs and videos. And there he was; quite and shy at first sight,

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A date to remember

Duran Duran – Notorious

The Notorious day. Just like today: Nov 18, 1986. I was getting out of my favorite music shop with a new album. Strange feelings, great expectations: I had been waiting for three years, a vague fear that disappointment could be rising. Sure, the name of the group was the right one and we could be sure,

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The man in denim

Nick Kamen – Each time you break my heart

“Each time you break my heart” is the song that made famous the great star of Nick Kamen. You can grow famous in many ways, in life. Some are more creative than others, some are more obvious. But let me say that,

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Ghosts in November

Simple Minds – Ghost dancing

Ghost dancing, but the witches are nowadays definitely off. But in 1986, it was not common to celebrate Halloween outside the USA, but in November it was full of ghosts. Dancing. On very beautiful songs!!

Simple Minds released “Ghost dancing”

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The story of Tommy and Gina

Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a prayer

“Livin’ on a prayer” starts with the story of Tommy and Gina. Maybe it doesn’t mean much to you, maybe they were two average ordinary guys, but they definitely were in the right place at the right time. That is, in the first verses of a fantastic song,

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Breathtaking

Berlin – Take my breath away

“Take my breath away” is the right title for this song, and for this movie, of course. Everything was breathtaking: the movie itself, the plot, Kelly McGillis. And for ladies of course Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer that after being Nick Rivers in Top Secret,

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