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A new beginning

George Michael – Faith

You need faith: after years as the frontman of the most famous duo of the 80s, it’s not easy to start a new career as a solo artist. The 80s are changing, you are growing up. Yiu look for a music that is more mature than the one you made with Andrew Ridgeley (even if after all you were the big part of the game).

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Everybody’s song

Communards – Never can say goodbye

“Never can say goodbye” means the typical song that everybody heard at least once in their lifetime. In fact 30 years ago, end of October 1987, Communards and Jimmy Somerville (after dismantling the Bronski Beat, where we knew him as Jimi), released their second album,

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9 weeks… and 30 years

Actually he never reached again the fame he got with “You can leave your hat on”, but after all Joe Cocker was not really a meteor, he was an experienced guy who had played with the Beatles at the beginning of his career. And who in autumn 1987, after all,

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If they succeeded…

George Harrison – Got my mind set on you

“Got my mind set on you” is probably the answer to a philosophical question in George Harrison’s mind. I think George Harrison could not avoid thinking of this! John Lennon and Paul McCartney had an enormous success as solo artists…

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All in excess

Starting from the name! It’s about INXS, of course, one the icon groups of the 80s, also due to a real outstanding frontman, and to a fantastic album, “Kick”, released on October 19, 1987.

And Michael Hutchence really lived it all in excess, his career, his affairs with Kylie Minogue (they were the real ambassadors of Australia in the 80s),

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All of a sudden

T’Pau – China in your hand

At the times of “China in your hand” T’Pau’s career was really at the top of success. Actually their success lasted for a long time. It was about thirty years ago, the months between summer and autumn 1987. During these months they had worldwide fame with “

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A sensible poet

Sting – We’ll be together

“We’ll be together” is the signature of a sensible poet. This was Sting in October 1987, 30 years ago, when he released “Nothing Like The Sun”. This album was quite different from the previous “The dream of the blue turtles”. Darker, probably due to a difficult private period,

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A neverending tunnel

Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of love

“Tunnel of love” has a story thirty years long, maybe thirtyfive, maybe forty. It still lasts, almost every night, somewhere in the world. It’s the Tunnel of fun and love, it’s the tunnel of the shows of the Boss with the E Street Band.

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Lies from the past

Fleetwood Mac – Little lies

Listening to “Little lies”, it becomes hard to say which was the age fo Fleetwood Mac. In fact they were able to cross the 70s going straight for their way. They surfed the 80s always tight to their music and ideas.

Fleetwood Mac are..

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