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Breathe

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Breathe was an English pop band formed in London in 1984. The band enjoyed chart success in the late 1980s with hit singles “Don’t Tell Me Lies” and “How Can I Fall?”. The group’s biggest hit was “Hands to Heaven”, which reached #2 in the United States in August 1988.The […]

Boy George

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George Alan O’Dowd, known professionally as Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club.

David Bowie

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The 80s Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps was released that same September. Produced by Bowie and Visconti, David’s first album of the new decade was preceded by his first UK #1 single, Ashes to Ashes, which resurrected and ruminated on the fate of the Major Tom character from Space Oddity. […]

Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi could never catch a break with critics. When the band first showed up in the mid ‘80s, the members’ gigantic hair and toothy grins got more attention than their music. But by the end of the decade, when their hero Bruce Springsteen started scaling back and getting more […]

The Boomtown Rats

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The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band originally formed in Dublin in 1975, that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts, Johnnie Fingers, Pete Briquette, Gerry […]

Blondie

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Embracing a broad range of pop music that encompassed British Invasion rock, garage rock, disco, reggae, Latin rhythms, and hip-hop, Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the New York punk/new wave community of the late ’70s. The group was formed in New York City in August […]

Big Country Band

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Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer […]

Big Audio Dynamite

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Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) are an English band formed in London in 1984 by Mick Jones, the former lead guitarist of the Clash, who has been their only constant member. The band mixed various musical styles, incorporating […]

Berlin

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Berlin is an American new wave band featuring lead singer Terri Nunn. Berlin was formed in Orange County, Southern California in 1979. Their first single, “A Matter of Time,” was released in 1980 on I.R.S. Records and featured replacement vocalist Virginia Macolino on lead vocals after Nunn had temporarily left […]