1980’s

The Amazing Miss Grace Jones

Over the last 40 years, many were the artists that were pointed as Queens of Pop, but despite never having scored strings of hits and sold millions of records, the amazing Grace Jones is the righteous Queen and turns 76 today

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Five of the Best Dennis Hopper movies

One of the most influential actors of all time, Dennis Hopper left a valuable and timeless film legacy as an actor, writer and director. We look back at five of his best movies on the 88th anniversary of his birth

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Janet Jackson celebrates 58 today

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jackson released a string of groundbreaking albums and hit singles that turned her together with her older brother Michael on the two most successful solo artists of the Jackson family

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The Cult’s frontman Ian Astbury turns 62 today

With his distinctive voice and charismatic stage presence, Astbury has carved out a legacy as one of rock’s most influential figures serving as the frontman for The Cult and by adding his own unique flair to the classic Doors repertoire while fronting The Doors of the 21st Century

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Ten of the Best Stevie Wonder songs

With a career that has spanned for over 60 years, Stevie Wonder has composed some of Soul, Funk and Pop best songs. The once Motown child prodigy and one of the biggest music composers turns 74 today

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Steve Albini 1962-2024

His work as a producer yielded some of the most iconic albums in alternative music history, among them are Nirvana’s “In Utero,” Pixies’ “Surfer Rosa,” and PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me”

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Bob Seger turns 79 today

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Seger enjoyed a string of commercial successes, propelled by hit songs like “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll”

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Comedian and television host Jay Leno celebrates 74

In 1992, Leno’s dream became a reality when he was chosen to succeed Carson as the host of “The Tonight Show.” Over the next two decades, Leno’s affable demeanor, quick wit, and impeccable comedic timing endeared him to millions of viewers across the country and the world

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Erasure’s singer Andy Bell turns 60 today

Andy Bell formed Erasure together with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke in 1985, and since then, the group has gained cult status among fans of Pop and Electronic Pop music due to hits such as “Sometimes”, “Give A Little Respect” or “Stop!” He was born on this day in 1964

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 65 today

The Cure scored several hit songs throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with their unique blend of Post Punk, Goth Rock and Pop music. They are still as relevant and popular today as they were back then. Robert Smith, co-founder and lead singer turns 65 today

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Folk singer and artist Tracy Chapman turns 60 today

Tracy Chapman’s beautifully crafted modern folk songs marked the difference back in the 1980’s. She put Folk and simple songs back in the charts just like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez had made it back in the 60’s. We look back at her career today that she turns 60

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 77 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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German singer Nena turns 64 today

As the lead singer for the German new wave band Nena, she had a string of hits during the 1980’s, even topping the US Hot 100 to No.2 with the smash hit “99 Red Balloons”. We look back at her life her career on the day she turns 64

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 70 today

Together with her sister Ann, they became the first women to front a Hard Rock band. With Heart, Nancy Wilson scored several hits that are now regarded as Rock classics such as “Barracuda”, “Crazy on You”, “Alone”, “These Dreams” and “What About Love” among others. She turns 70 today

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Terence Trent D’Arby turns 62 today

Terence Trent D’Arby had a string of hit singles during the late 1980’s including “Sign Your Name” with his acclaimed debut album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby”, today, the singer that has changed his name to Sananda Francesco Maitreya, turns 62

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Quincy Jones turns 91 today

Quincy Jones is mostly known famous for producing Michael Jackson’s best selling albums including “Thriller”, but there’s much more to his six decades career than his contributions to Pop music

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Eddy Grant turns 76 today

The Guyanese-British vocalist and musician Eddy Grant delivered smash hits throughout his career including “Baby Come Back” (with the Equals) and “Electric Avenue”

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Kurt Cobain 57th Anniversary Special

A talented artist, songwriter, musician and a passionate advocate for women’s and gay rights, Kurt Cobain left the earthly plan by his own hand on April 8, 1994 at age 27, but today we celebrate his life with a special feature that includes 6 articles to remember Kurt Cobain

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Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor turns 63 today

With Duran Duran, Andy Taylor reached the pinnacle of his success during the 1980’s, but the guitarist has had also a successful solo career collaborating with many other artists and with Power Station back in the 1980’s. Look back at Taylor’s life and career on the day he turns 63

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Roxette’s Per Gessle turns 65 today

Roxette had an impressive string of hit songs during the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Swedish duo consisting on Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, ruled the airwaves around the globe during that period, today, Per turns 65

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Sooner or Later: The great lost power pop song of The Innocents

“Sooner or Later” is one of the great, lost power pop 45s. Issued, according to various discographies, in June 1980, just as the Australian winter set in, it had everything a great 45 should have: a catchy hook, strong lead voice delivering simple, engaging lyrics, counterpoint vocals, polished harmonies, a tidy guitar riff and an endearing sense of joie de vivre that every band wants to emulate but which very few can manage.

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Rick Astley turns 60 today

The British singer became popular during the late 1980’s with songs such as “Never Gonna Give You Up” produced by the famous team Stock Aitken Waterman, despite that in recent years he’s more famous for the “rickrolling”, his career has been much more than that

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The actress Sherilyn Fenn turns 59

Sherilyn Fenn’s most memorable role remains the reckless Audrey Horne in the David Lynch’s cult TV series “Twin Peaks” but despite that famous role and her talent, she never made it into stardom

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Christian Bale turns 50 today

Christian Bale made his big screen debut at age 13 in Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and aside of his talent, is also known as taking acting methods to the extreme by exposing his body to transformations that he regards as necessary to embody the characters

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Phil Collins turns 73 today

Phil Collins first came to prominence during the 1970’s as the drummer, and later the lead singer, for Prog-Rock band Genesis, achieving a notorious and successful solo career in the 1980’s with a string of hit songs

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Faith No More’s amazing frontman Mike Patton turns 56

Mike Patton is one of the most versatile and diverse musicians, throughout his career he has sung and played several musical styles, and since he joined Faith No More in 1989 also became one of the most influential Rock singers multiplying himself through several side projects. Celebrate his 56th anniversary by watching two amazing Faith No More concerts

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Richard Dean Anderson turns 74 today

Thanks to the role of Angus MacGyver, Richard Dean Anderson became one of the world’s most famous actors, and turning 74 today, the actor also discretely has been throughout the years an avid supporter of several charity and environmental causes

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The Punk Rock mastermind Malcolm McLaren was born 78 years ago

His Portuguese grandmother used to tell him “To be bad is good… to be good is simply boring”, and Malcolm McLaren followed those words throughout his life. He was responsible to bring Punk to England and help to spread it around the world. The creator and mastermind behind the Sex Pistols was born on this day in 1946.

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The KISS Starchild Paul Stanley turns 72 today

Much has been written about Paul Stanley, he’s the Starchild, one of the most iconic alter-egos and characters in Rock music. With KISS, Paul Stanley has led a career that has earned him millions of followers around the globe. The pinnacle of his success was back in the 1970’s but today, Stanley remains one of the biggest Rock Stars in the world

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Remembering Robert Palmer

During the 1980’s Robert Palmer embraced the new MTV trend and went on to make some of the 1980’s most iconic music videos which earned him a new exposure to a younger audience including the famous one for the song “Addicted To Love”

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David Bowie Birthday Special

A visionary since the very beginning of his career, David Bowie was the legit Pop and Rock chameleon, he was Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke and so many others, his influence can be be heard, seen and felt in every artistic expression. To celebrate his 77th anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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The influential and unique Michael Stipe turns 64 today

Michael Stipe was pivotal in the development of the Alternative Rock music and remains to this day a huge influence singers, songwriters and artists in general . He formed R.E.M. with guitar player Peter Buck in 1979 and the band was one of the first to successfully cross the boundaries of Indie music to the mainstream. Today Michael Stipe turns 64

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The Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight turns 85

The actor, who’s also the father of Angelina Jolie, played several memorable roles throughout his career but his signature role and the best remembered may be that one of Joe Buck in the 1969 classic “Midnight Cowboy”

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The Last Christmas Of George Michael

One of the biggest music stars and icons of the last four decades, George Michael left us on Christmas day seven years ago. We look back at his life and career and remember his strong legacy as an artist and human being.

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Fairyale Of New York

There are some songs that hit you like a bullet the first time you hear them, sweeping you away into their world and eating into your emotional core, only to be washed away with time as over-exposure, over-praise and over-familiarity dull their brilliance to the point where you could happily never hear them again.

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Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland turns 57

The son of the acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland built a career with a name of his own over the past 40 years both on TV and the big screen, starring in popular films and shows such as “The Lost Boys”, “Stand By Me”, “Flatliners” and 24 among many others

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Jane Fonda Turns 86

Actress, TV celebrity, Sex Symbol and activist, Jane Fonda has been in the spotlight over the last six decades as one of the most famous women in the planet. We look back at her life and career on the day she turns 86

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 83rd anniversary, we recap his life and career

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Influential Alternative Rock Bassist Mike Watt Turns 66 today

Mike Watt started his career as a founder and member of the Punk fusion band Minutemen, since the tragic end of the band in 1985 due to the death of singer and guitarist D.Boon, that he has led a very successful career, influencing several bands and artists from Alternative to Grunge and collaborating with names such as Sonic Youth, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Frank Black among many others; he also toured as a member of the Stooges in 2003 . We look back at his career

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1980’s Pop music icon Limahl turns 65 today

Limahl is mostly remembered for being part of the band Kajagoogoo and for his hit “The Neverending Story” in 1984. With an unique look that even inspired a Marvel superhero, Limahl it’s still one of the most recognizable 80’s Pop music icons. We look back at his life and career to celebrate his 65th anniversary.

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Brad Pitt was born on this day in 1963

Brad Pitt is one of the most famous and talented contemporary actors, he has starred in several hit movies in a career that started back in the 1980’s. To celebrate his 60th birthday we picked the Top 5 Brad Pitt movies

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Don Johnson Turns 74 today

Don Johnson came to prominence during the 1980’s when he starred on the hit TV series “Miami Vice”, he had a very mediatic marriage with actress Melanie Griffith and tried a career as a Pop singer during the 1980’s

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Top 10 Best Rock and Pop Christmas Songs

The 1970’s and 1980’s were a strong and fertile ground for Pop and Rock artists to do Christmas songs and turning it into memorable No.1 hits, while not all of the songs on this list are from those decades and not all made it to No.1, they all are memorable and have resisted the test of time for decades

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10 of the best John Malkovich movies

John Malkovich celebrates 70 today, an actor of an unique talent, that for decades has gifted us with his acting diversity, playing villains on blockbusters or historical character or even grabbing roles in obscure European films

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Roy Orbison passed away 35 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

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I am a photograph: The many lives of Amanda Lear in images

She rose to prominence as a fashion icon in the 1960s and served as muse to some of modern history’s most iconic figures, including Salvador Dali, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones, but her origins remain one of Pop Culture’s most fascinating enigmas. Explore her fascinating life through over 100 photographs

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In 1985 Wham! “Make It Big” twice

In 1985 Wham! were one of the biggest pop bands (or duo) in the world and after a discreet debut with their first album “Fantastic” released in 1982, they went on to release their best selling and worldwide success “Make It Big” that included some of the 1980’s most memorable Pop music

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Remembering Hollywood legend Rock Hudson

He’s still considered to this day one of Hollywood’s biggest sex symbols ever, and one of it’s first heartthrobs, Rock Hudson, the legendary actor whose career accidentally became a shining example of Hollywood’s classical “star system”-style career promotion and ended in tragedy

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Whoopi Goldberg turns 68 today

The popular and much awarded actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg rose to worldwide stardom in the 1985 drama “The Color Purple” and has since became one of the most popular faces in both the big screen and TV

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1980’s Pop sensation Sinitta turns 60

During the mid 1980’s Sinitta scored several hit songs, and became a Pop sensation mainly in Europe, produced by the famous hit and pop star makers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. We look back at her life and career

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The British singer Cliff Richard turns 83

With more than 250 million records sold worldwide since the beginning of his career in the 1950’s, the singer was never able to successfully break into the American music market, despite dominating the British music scene pre-Beatles

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