Steve O'Brien, Author at Classic Pop Magazine

The rise of Madonna

Before 1983 few people in America – let alone the world – had heard of Madonna Ciccone. but that was soon to change… On 9 January 1983 Madonna Louise Ciccone…
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Popscene – baggy

We travel back to 1990 and the moment when dance met indie… What is it? Before baggy, indie and dance were mutually exclusive genres. In the late 80s, few that…
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Popscene – Yacht Rock

What is it? Unusually, the term ‘yacht rock’ was only coined well after the genre’s 70s and early-80s heyday. At the time when this FM-friendly stew of super-varnished production, breezy…
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