Posts Tagged ‘80s’

One Hit Wonder: Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking

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There are one-hit wonders, and then there are No. 1-hit wonders – and Althea & Donna are in that very rarefied latter category. Jamaican singers Althea Forrest and Donna Reid were just 17 and 18 when they cut the track in 1977. Conceived as a mere light-hearted “answer song” to Trinity’s Three Piece Suit, it [...]

Book Your Tickets Now For Happy Days Festival 2017!


Happy Days Festival returns for 2017 with another fantastic line-up packed with iconic acts. Running from 27-28 May, the event at Imber Court in Surrey features a whole host of legendary artists including former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson. Holly’s expected to perform classics including the hits Relax, Two Tribes and classic [...]

Classic Pop Presents: MADONNA

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Our Classic Pop Presents: Madonna Special is out NOW! In this special edition 132-page magazine, we turn our attention to Madonna – still the undisputed Queen Of Pop – and examine her monumental career decade by decade from her humble, cult beginnings in Eighties clubland right through to the pioneering albums, bold artistic statements and [...]

Demon Music Group’s Twelve Inch Eighties has returned!

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Demon Music Group’s Twelve Inch Eighties is back with two brand new releases compiling extended alternate mixes of some of the biggest hit singles of the 80s: ‘Hold Me Now’ and ‘When the Going Gets Tough’. These are out on the 13th January and will available on 2CD or download. Hold Me Now 2CD: [...]

Pop legend George Michael dies aged 53

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Music fans are in mourning after news broke late on Christmas Day that George Michael had died at his home, aged 53. Thames Valley Police stated that South Central Ambulance Service attended the singer’s property in Goring, Oxfordshire, at 1:42pm on 25 December. A police spokesman added: “Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at [...]

Bros 2017 Reunion Show Announced for 30th Anniversary

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One of the biggest pop acts of the 80s have announced their reunion – marking their 30th Anniversary. On Wednesday, October 5th, a reconvened Bros revealed they will be playing London’s 02 Arena on August 19th, 2017. The show looks set to be one of the highlights of the gig-going year. “Bros has been part [...]

80s Flashback with Keanan Duffty

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Award-winning Brit fashion designer, Bowie collaborator and musician Keanan Duffty returns to music-making with a new covers album entitled  Total Dragon Pop – that features versions of Kate Perry, David Bowie, Lana Del Rey, Japan, Bauhaus, Joy Division and Gary Numan – out now. The 30th anniversary special edition of his 1985 release Water Sport [...]

The Channel 4 80s Night


Friday 20th September sees the return of the 80s as Channel 4 hosts a night of retro fun from 8pm. The evening will be filled with classic shows with a back-to-the-future twist, and in between programmes there will be sketches featuring celebrities including Eddie the Eagle Edwards, Pete Waterman, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Alan [...]

UB40 confirm tour dates and new album


Reggae stars UB40 have announced a series of UK arena dates for June 2013 and a new studio album, ‘Getting Over The Storm’, which will be released later this year on Universal/Virgin Records. One of the most successful reggae groups of all time, with over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and sales of 80million [...]

Soul II Soul announce November UK Dates


Legendary British R&B group Soul II Soul have announced two special UK dates. Led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B, Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late 80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B that borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae, and 80s. The group will perform at Manchester’s Ritz on [...]