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If the popular culture (everything from dolls and toys to TV live-action shows, cartoons and even commercials, from music to politics, from cars to cultural icons) of the 1980s enthralls you, you'll want to visit the sites in this ring!  Pictured on this page:  the original cast of Hill Street Blues, a 1981 summer replacement that became the forerunner of every realistic show we've got in the 21st century!  On the NavBar:  detail from EP (cassette in this case) cover for Chronic Town, the first release by the now iconic musical group R.E.M.


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Flashbacks to 1983 - 05/19/2013
Surfing the net this past week, I came across some items about that monumental year in pop music, 1983. That year has always been a favorite of mine, and considering the happenings occurring in the music scene that year, it has claim to being one of the most eventful years in rock and pop history. It was, after all, the year of Thriller, of the Second British Invasion , and the year when MTV surged forward as a cutting edge music medium. This article in the Toledo Free Press gives us a flashback to a memory from that era regarding one of the most popular groups of the decade The Police, and their great 1983 album, Synchronicity : At 17, I was at the zenith of my love for record collecting,  but I would walk past the new  releases to check the torn-out  Billboard pages tacked over the singles bin.  I had been raised  on country-western music; other than my mom’s Beatles LPs, I  did  not know  much about pop. During a swim party at a friend’s  in the spring of 1979, I heard the slashing  guitars and  hysterical pleadings of “Roxanne,” and I never again settled  for steel guitars and  Nashville slickness.  I followed  The Police through their exponentially successful rise of  “Message in a Bottle,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and  “Every Little Thing She Does is  Magic.”  When “Every Breath You Take” exploded in the summer of 1983, I  followed its chart...

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