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The long haired guy

Gino Vannelli – Black Cars

On November 30, 1984, a rather unexpected song came out, a song that had the luck and ability to carve out a place in the memories of the 80s. And I want to tell you a story from some time ago: I was in a store and on the radio suddenly the speakers start talking about an 80s star who still has hair like then.

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A cocktail bar story

The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

On November 27, 1981, a techno pop group from Sheffield released a song that would change their history. In fact, this group was quite used to continuous changes. Their genesis was quite strange and conditioned the birth of another group.

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80’s birthday

Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas

“Do they know it’s Christmas” was definitely the first mega charity project in the music world. The idea came from Bob Geldof, former histrionic leader of an alternative Irish group, the Boomtown Rats. Not only did this project make Bob Geldof an icon of the 1980s,

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Counterclockwise

Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn back the clock

Generally, at the end of the year, we think about the future, we are full of good intentions and hopes for a New Year, we listen to the horoscopes and we hope for the best. There comes a time in life when we review our whole own existence,

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The Big Chair

Tears For Fears – Shout

November 19, 1984 was one of those unbelievable days that really wrote the history of the ’80s. In fact, for one of those strange jokes of fate, two phenomenal groups threw their songs, very different from each other, exactly the same day. And what songs!

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Feelings for Christmas

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power of Love

Dear friends, it was December 1984 when this hit reached the charts. And it was the greatest Christmas of the 80s, because in the very same days also “Do they know it’s Christmas” and “Last Christmas

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Man of mid November

Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Among the many peculiarities of the 80s, there is also an artist who released a song the same day for two years in a row. Exactly one year after the release of “Loverboy”, on November 15,

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The video that changed history

Michael Jackson – Thriller

If I have to say which videoclip had the biggest impact on history and on the habits of a whole generation, and maybe also of the generations that followed, well, there’s no doubt: it’s Micael Jackson’s “Thriller”. I mean, the album itself was outstanding and numbers speak for it: it’s the best-selling album history,

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A passionate guy

Rod Stewart – Passion

November 1980 saw the release of the new album of a great English author and singer, who over time really became one of the symbols of an England that is slowly disappearing.

Or maybe it’s already gone: if we look at what was happening in England in those years,

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