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A real trouble

When you create a group, but the singer you would like is not available and you call Phil Oakey. Times later, the group members part, and you allow Phil to keep the name “the Human League” for his group, and you create a different group and search for a different name…

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Friendship forever

George Michael and Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting (for me)

“I knew you were waiting” is a great song, that triggers sadness now. Really destiny is weird! In early 1987 George Michael lived his golden age, and he appeared almost everywhere. People recognized him as Wham!

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Friend of a friend of a friend

Pepsi and Shirlie – Heartache

Time is an ever closing circle. In December 2016 we had to mourn the loss of George Michael, and one month later we celebrated thirty years of success for Pepsi and Shirlie’s world star career with “Heartache”. And they had been stars since a long time,

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The recipe is guaranteed!

Curiosity Killed The Cat – Misfit

“Misfit” is the story of the perfect recipe. As you know in the 80s there was a recipe with ingredients leading straight to success: a nice song, a weird-named group with a handsome frontman, better if the frontman had himself a weird name, better if it sounds like French.

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No rose without thorns

Eurythmics – Thorn in my side

In Eurythmics’ side, of course. And they had a lot of thorns in this video 🙂 : hell’s angels, the vocalists looking like mannequins at a low reputation bar, even the sax player of Blondie!! They had a whole crown of thorns, in their side!!

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From issues rise the songs

UB40 – Rat in mi kitchen

Imagine UB40, in mid eighties, Ali Campbell in his new home, moving to a place next to Birmingham, maybe not a very neat place – Astro goes see him and asks if he’s got some ideas for the new album. But the new album is not in Ali’s mind,

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Been playing for 30 years

Tracy Spencer – Love is like a game

And maybe more! The game of love, everybody loved Tracy Spencer 30 years ago, so beautiful and cool! Tracy released this song few months after winning the Festivalbar 1986, a very popular summer hits contest, with her greatest hit “Run to me“.

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American girl in London

Cyndi Lauper – Change of heart

“Change of heart” is the link between Cyndi Lauper and London. Actually I am just back from London, where I celebrated the 30 years of this fantastic video and song 🙂 A great video in Trafalgar Square, an extraordinary singer and artist…

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The 30 rule

Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite

The 30 rule is clear to us: we live now in 2017 but we like to pretend that we are living in 1987 and listening to all that good music day by day. But the 30 rule existed in 1987 as well! In these very days it was common to hear a song (and it reached no 1 in the UK charts) which was released..

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