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From Scotland to Japan

Aneka – Japanese Boy

A distinguished Scottish lady with a mezzo-soprano voice, the 80s and Japan. What do they have in common? How do you go from lavender and heather cliffs to kimons and paper umbrellas?

We should ask Mary Sandeman, a Scottish strong-tempered singer who one day told her authors that she wanted to try her hand at the world of pop.

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A golden season

Spandau Ballet – Gold

The months between Spring and Summer 1983 were probably experienced by Spandau Ballet as an absolutely golden period for their careers. In March, they released the album “True”, followed by the single “True” in April, which achieved a resounding success, the kind of success that seems impossible to repeat.

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The jungle of music

Baltimora – Tarzan Boy

The world of music is a jungle, and this was somehow true even in the 80s. A jungle full of facts and characters, in which it was not easy to survive, a lush jungle and also full of dangers where every now and then someone could get lost and quickly disappear from the scene.

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The 80s opening tune

The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

For many, “Video killed the radio star” is the first real song of the 80s. Technically it wouldn’t be, having been released in September 1979, but music critics of the 80s quite agree that it actually is for many reasons,

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