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Last communication

Spandau Ballet – Communication

This is the story of a famous group who at the end of January released their last song. I mean, their last song as a famous group, because they were ready to quickly become a worldwide known very famous iconic group! But here’s the facts!

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Greetings from Metropolis

Queen – Radio Ga Ga

January 23rd, 1984, was a milestone date for Queen’s and Freddie Mercury’s history and career. After almost two years in silence, after a couple of albums which received no great success, Queen, in those days famous mostly in the UK, were setting the stage for the release fo their new album,

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Not shy at all

Kajagoogoo – Too shy

In January 1983 we were completely immersed in the first phase of the 80s. We had lots of new albums and singles every month, and we got to know new groups and new artists very often! I was still in my mid schools,

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The sweetest dream

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

When we are in a good period, we realize it quite soon. It was not a good moment for “The Tourists”, an unknown British band, so two members, Dave and Annie, decided to leave the group in 1980, and try something new on their own.

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On the side of love

Thompson Twins – Love on your side

January 1983 was really important for the history and career of Thompson Twins. They had borrowed their name from the funny detectives of the novel “Tin Tin”, Thomson and Thompson. At those times the Thompson Twins were living in the suburbs of London,

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Balloons from Germany

Nena – 99 Luftballons

January 14, 1983, looked like an ordinary day in Germany, but something was happening in the music world, and it would forever add a star to the universe of pop music. An album appeared in the music shops, with just the name of the lead female singer and her group (with the same name).

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The magic of winter

Ultravox – Vienna

If I think of early January, the first word that comes to my mind is chill. Chill, cold, snow, grey. In a nutshell, winter. And in January 1981 we saw a video, released exactly at the right moment, which summarized all these topics in a wonderful way,

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Something in the air

Phil Collins – In the air tonight

Phil Collins released “In the air tonight” on early January 1981, ashis first solo single. He was mainly known as the drummer of Genesis and later as their voice, after Peter Gabriel’s departure.But after that day in 1981 he will simply be Phil Collins for the whole world.

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To the world of women

John Lennon – Woman

From a musical perspective, 1981 began with media dramatically covering John Lennon’s murder. A mad man shot him on the evening of Dec 8, 1980, in the hall of his residence, and then waited for the police to arrest him. He explained he was maddened by Lennon’s remark about the Beatles being “more popular than Jesus”.

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