Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor turns 58 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 58

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The Bangles founder and guitarist Vicki Peterson was born on this day in 1958

Vicki Peterson founded The Bangles together with with her sister Debbi Peterson, and Susanna Hoffs and during the 1980’s enjoyed a worldwide wave of success with songs such as “Manic Monday”, she was born on this day in 1958

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Revisiting David Bowie’s influential 1980 album “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”

“Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” is not often regarded as one of David Bowie’s groundbreaking album, however it is, the impact and influence it had on Alternative Rock during the 1980’s and 1990’s it’s tremendous

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Toni Basil is 75 today

She became worldwide famous with the catchy Pop tune “Mickey” in 1982 but after the success of “Mickey”, Basil would go on to direct videos for the Talking Heads, choreograph tours for David Bowie and bring street dance to the public back in the day

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In 1980 David Bowie wraps up the seventies with “Ashes To Ashes”

“Ashes To Ashes”, the lead single from “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” peaked to No.1 in the U.K but flopped in the U.S, according to David Bowie, the song was his way to “wrapping up the seventies”

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For the first and last time, The Police scores a No.1 at the US Hot 100 with their hit “Every Breath You Take” in 1983

First released in 1983, The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” remains so popular today that in 2010 was estimated to generate between a quarter and a third of Sting’s music publishing income

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The Top 10 Blondie songs on the iconic Debbie Harry birthday

Debbie Harry wrote her name in the history of Rock as one of the most charismatic and popular female Rock singers of all time. With Blondie she had an impressive string of hit singles that remain timeless. Today, the iconic singer turns 73 and we look back at Blondie’s Top 10 songs

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Boys on film: Top 15 Duran Duran songs and videos with John Taylor who turns 58 today

John Taylor is one of the most successful figures to come out of the 1980’s New Wave and New Romantic movement, good looks aren’t everything, but for Duran Duran allied with their talent, certainly helped them to rule the 1980’s as the most popular New Wave band in the world with a string of hit songs and music videos. John Taylor turns 58 today

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Blondie calls for No.1 in 1980 with the “American Gigolo” movie theme “Call Me”

Written by Debbie Harry and Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder, “Call Me” was specifically composed to be used as the theme for the 1980 movie “American Gigolo”, and, originally offered to another singer by Moroder

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