David Bowie invites the world to dance in 1983 when he tops the charts with the single “Let’s Dance”

The 1980’s weren’t overall the best David Bowie period, creatively blocked, the influential artist, was still able to pull one of his career best selling and most popular songs with the 1983 “Let’s Dance”

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Starship tops the charts worldwide in 1987 with the “Mannequin” theme “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”

By the 1980’s, several once popular artists from the 1960’s had either vanished, died or simply lost their popularity for good, but that wasn’t the case for Grace Slick who got another No.1 in 1987 with “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”

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Former Apple star and Beatles “protégé” Mary Hopkin turns 69 today

Welsh singer Mary Hopkin is not a name that clicks too many people today, however, she has played a rather important role on Pop music during the late 1960’s and 1970’s being a Beatles protégé and a David Bowie collaborator

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Lesley Gore, the voice of the 1960’s hit “It’s My Party” was born on this day in 1946

Lesley Gore was one of the most successful teen acts of the early 1960’s, she became famous with the smash hit “It’s My Party”, which she remains heavily associated with, later in life she became an activist for LGBT rights. Gore was born on this day 73 years ago

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The Electronic Pop music genius Giorgio Moroder turns 79 today

Giorgio Moroder’s career has been filled with hit upon hit, he has been awarded Oscars, Grammys and even Golden Globes and, he is responsible for some of the most memorable Electronic Pop music songs ever. We look back at his impressive career

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Dusty Springfield scores her first and only No.1 in the UK in 1966 with “You Don’t Have To say You Love Me”

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” remains Dusty Springfield only No.1 single in the UK. The song, which was a cover of an Italian original, peaked at the top of the UK charts on this day in 1966

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 60 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 60 today

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“We Are The World” by USA For Africa, went No.1 on the US Hot 100 on this day in 1985

The all-star group of singers and musicians USA For Africa, was the American response to the British Band Aid. Their iconic and memorable song “We Are The World” peaked to No.1 on this day in 1985

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Mark Volman of The Turtles turns 72 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 72

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The legendary and impressive Rock producer and engineer Eddie Kramer turns 77

Eddie Kramer has one of the most impressive careers in Rock music. Since the 1960’s his collaborations as producer and engineer with names such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Rolling Stones and Blue Cheer among many others, have earned him a big place on Rock N’Roll history.

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In 1969 a Reggae based song hits No.1 for the first time in the U.K. “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker and The Aces, blend Reggae and Pop in a perfect union

During the 1960’s, Reggae was considered a music style strictly oriented to the Jamaican audiences, but towards the end of the decade, Desmond Dekker helped it get noticed by the mainstream with his hit “Israelites

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The talented singer-songwriter Linda Perry turns 54

Linda Perry rose to fame during the 1990’s with the Alternative Rock anthem “What’s Up” unique songwriting talent, led her to write and produce songs for an impressive number of artists from many different genres including Pink, Courtney Love and even Enrique Iglesias

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In 1988 “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” peaks to No.1 and marks the end of Billy Ocean’s 1980’s string of Pop hits

Billy Ocean had a very successful career throughout the 1980’s decade and some of his songs remain popular to this day. In 1988, he released he peaked No.1 on the US Hot 100 for the last time with “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

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The Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye was born on this day in 1939

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 80th birthday

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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 91 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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Stop! It’s MC Hammer’s birthday

“Stop! Hammertime” became one of the most popular and used expressions ever in Pop Culture, all credit goes to MC Hammer when he first used it on his smash hit “U Can’t Touch This”. The artist that brought Rap to the worldwide masses and had one of the quickest risings and falls in the music industry turns 57 today. We look back at his career

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Folk singer and artist Tracy Chapman turns 55 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 55

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 72 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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The “Fame” and “Flashdance…What A Feeling” singer Irene Cara turns 60 today

Irene Cara had an exciting and successful career during the early 1980’s that included being awarded an Academy Awards and Grammy’s, but today she’s mostly remembered as the voice of the worldwide hits “Fame” and “Flashdance…What A Feeling”

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Otis Redding posthumously released single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” peaks to No.1 on this day in 1968

The song, that Redding intended “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” to be different from all his previous work, though he didn’t have time to finish it the way he wanted, it became his most popular release selling 4 million copies worldwide after his untimely death in 1967. Read more facts about this classic

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Terence Trent D’Arby turns 57 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 57

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The Rolling Stones scored their fourth U.S No.1 in 1967 with “Ruby Tuesday”

The song, coupled as double A-side single with the risque “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, remains one of the Stones biggest hits, read some interesting facts on who actually wrote it and who was Ruby Tuesday

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On this day, 22 years apart, both Harry Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, climb to No.1 with Badfinger’s song “Without You”

One of the most famous Pop ballads of all time, “Without You” by Badfinger, has been covered and recorded by over 180 artists, however, was through Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey that the song met it’s most famous versions

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Remembering the artist and politician Sonny Bono on his birthday

Sonny Bono helped to launch Cher’s career with their successful duo Sonny & Cher back in the 1960’s, with a string of hits such as “I Got You Babe” or “The Beat Goes On”. But he also wrote many songs for other artists and had an active acting career and later in his life, as a politician too. We look back at Sonny Bono’s life

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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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Manfred Mann scores a No.1 in the UK on Valentine’s Day 1968 with Dylan’s cover of “The Mighty Quinn”

“The Mighty Quinn” was originally written and recorded as a demo by Bob Dylan in 1967 under a different title, the Manfred Mann version reached No.1 on Valentine’s Day 1968. Learn more about the background of this popular song

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The Beatles”Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” was first released on this day in 1967

The double A-side single release of “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” is perhaps the greatest single release ever. Simultaneously the beginning and pinnacle of The Beatles Psychedelic period, the importance of the two songs to Pop and Rock music history is undeniable

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The creative Peter Gabriel was born on this day in 1950

The Genesis founder and former lead singer Peter Gabriel has had a very successful solo career since the 1970’s and won a big place on Pop Culture’s imagery through his creative music videos. Today he turns 69

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On this day in 2012 Whitney Houston passed away at age 48

Whitney Houston was the most awarded female act of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide, one of music’s greatest voices, she passed away on this day in 2012 at age only 48. We remember her voice and music through the concert Live At Yokohama Arena, Japan 1991

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David Bowie releases “Sound And Vision” in 1977

On February 11, 1977, one of David Bowie’s most revolutionary and famous songs, “Sound And Vision” was the first single to be released from the album “Low”, the Experimental Electronic-Rock adventure of the Berlin period. The back vocals on the song were done by a very special singer

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The Righteous Brothers classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” became one of the songs of the year on this day in 1965

Written and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1965. The song is still considered the prime example of Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound”

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Rick Astley turns 55 today

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

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James’ singer Tim Booth was born on this day in 1960

Tim Booth joined James in 1981 as their lead singer and lyricist. During the 1990’s James found an audience for their Alternative Pop Rock sound that featured songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down” or “Sometimes”. Booth was born 59 years ago

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Shakira turns 42 today

Shakira has one of the most impressive music careers of the last 20 years, the hot Colombian singer became worldwide famous during the early 2000’s with the song “Whenever, Wherever” and ever since she’s unbeatable. We look back at her career and some interesting facts about Shakira, on the day she turns 42

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The Sigue Sigue Sputnik “Space Cowboy” Martin Degville turns 58 today

The provocative and eccentric Martin Degville came to prominence during the 1980’s as the lead singer and mastermind of the British Electronic/Space Pop band Sigue Sigue Sputnik. We look back at his life and career on the day he turns 58

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Revisiting the classic soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever”: Disco doesn’t necessarily need to suck

The soundtrack to the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever”, made people dance to the unlikely Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony”. It’s perhaps the greatest Disco album ever made, we revisit the historical record on the day that it started a 24 week run at No.1 on the U.S albums charts

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On this day in 1988 The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Paul McCartney decided to not show up

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, there was still an ongoing feud among the members that most people weren’t aware of

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One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Rock In Rio, kicked off 34 years ago today

The first ever edition of Rock In Rio took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on January 11th, 1985, and for 10 days a parade of Rock stars such as Queen, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne or Rod Stewart among others played for a crowd of an estimated 1.4 million people

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Why “Blackstar” must not be remembered as David Bowie’s goodbye album

With “Blackstar” Bowie achieved to recap his whole career, it’s an ensemble of every music style he ever tried, there is a little something from every phase, but, again, it’s not a copy, that’s the perfection of it, it’s an evolution

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Sir George Martin was born on this day in 1926

Sir George Martin became famous as The Beatles producer, he produced all their studio albums except for “Let It Be” and had a very important key role on helping them developing their signature sound. He was born on this day in 1926

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Singer Brenda Lee turns 74 today

Brenda Lee is mostly remembered by her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, but prior to that song she already had scored nine consecutive Top 10 Hot 100 songs. The singer was one of the first Country Pop artists to successfuly achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was released on this day in 1984

During the 1980’s Christmas songs made by modern Pop music artists reached a new level when on December 3rd the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid was released featuring some of the biggest Pop stars at the time such as Bono, George Michael, Duran Duran and Boy George among many others

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In 1964, with their “teen death song”, the vocal band The Shangri-Las went No.1 “Leader Of The Pack”

The “teen death songs” genre that was bizarrely popular during the early 1960’s, in 1964 the vocal band The Shangri-Las jumped on the band wagon and made one of the most memorable songs within that style, “Leader Of The Pack”

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Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking 14 week at No.1 on the Hot 100 with “I Will Always Love You” in 1992

Used as the theme song for the movie “The Bodyguard”, Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” broke several records and became Houston’s signature song. Read some facts about the song and her 1992 version

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The “Dirty Dancing” theme song “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1987

“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, was released in 1987 as the theme song of the “Dirty Dancing” movie soundtrack and had such a huge success worldwide that today is still one of the most frequently played songs on radio

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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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Starship goes No.1 on the Hot 100 with “We Built This City” in 1985

Born from the ashes of the 1960’s Psychedelic Rock greats Jefferson Airplane and from Jefferson Starship, the band Starship music was opposite worlds away from it’s previous incarnations but despite it, they made some memorable 1980’s songs that everyone knows and still remembers

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Lisa Stansfield’s “All Around The World” peaks to No. 1 in 1989

The British singer Lisa Stansfield was one of the biggest Pop rising stars during the early 1990’s, “All Around The Around World” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards

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Rolling Stone magazine launches it’s first number in 1967

Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967, featuring John Lennon on the cover and offering a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. Over the years, despite controversy, the magazine has been able to maintain it’s position as the mother of all pop culture magazines

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In 1984 Paul McCartney climbs to No.1 with his soundtrack album “Give My Regards To Broad Street”

Released in 1984, Paul McCartney’s movie “Give My Regards To Broad Street” was the attempt of the former Beatle to bring back the same feeling as The Beatles movies during the 1960’s, however the soundtrack to the movie did better than the movie itself

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Revisiting George Michael’s 1987 masterpiece “Faith”

George Michael’s solo debut “Faith” it’s the album that established him as an acclaimed solo entity and separated him drastically from the Wham! bubblegum 80’s pop. It was released on this day in 1987

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Michael Jackson rises to No.1 with “Bad” in 1987

The song is one of the many hits Jackson scored from his album “Bad”, 5 years after “Thriller”, Michael Jackson was able to put out an album with the same amount of hit singles although with a different songwriting formula and edgier than the 1982 groundbreaking album. Find out what was the song about

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In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience debut as a band in France, supporting the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday

On October 18, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Olympia in Paris as a support act for the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday and were recorded for the first time

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French song “Je T’Aime…Moin Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin reaches No.1 but gets censored by BBC

In 1969 BBC’s Top Of The Pops refused to air for the first time in their history the No.1 song, “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, the French song became one of the most censored during the 1960’s

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Tiffany is not a teenager anymore

If you spent any time in an American mall in the late 1980’s, then you were fully aware of the Teen Pop sensation Tiffany, but even if you were not in America at the time you know her from her worldwide smash hit where “I Think We’re Alone Now” that made her a 1980’s pop references around the globe. Tiffany turns 47 today

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