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Great TV Themes throughout the 80’s

Crockett’s Theme (Miami Vice)   Quantum Leap   Greatest American Hero   Cheers   Taxi   Hill Street Blues   Magnum, P.I.

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90’s Music: Loud and Proud

30 Stars of the 90’s We went to a high school production of a 90’s concert last Friday. I’ve been trying to work out, since then, what is the best way to share the experience with you, the readers. I … Continue reading

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Retirement in the mid-60’s

Flowers on the Wall (1966) I keep hearin’ you’re concerned about my happiness But all that thought you’re givin’ me is conscience I guess If I was walkin’ in your shoes, I wouldn’t worry none While you ‘n’ your friends … Continue reading

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Imitation: Musical Theft or Homage?

Back in the U.S.S.R. When the double record The Beatles, now known as the White Album, landed in 1968, we all knew that a different side to the Beatles’ creativity was being shown. In fact, I sat with the lyrics … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Grew

Bitter Sweet Symphony In the beginning, this was a Rolling Stones’ song:   Then their manager had an instrumental version recorded with his group, the Andrew Oldham Orchestra:   That’s the version that The Verve sampled for their new song … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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80’s, 90’s and 00’s Workout Videos

Maniac (1983) This song was intended as a horror picture soundtrack entry. But it got ‘accidentally’ sent to the music director of the film Flashdance instead. After the lyrics were rewritten, a classic workout video was born. (Jennifer Beals didn’t … Continue reading

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