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2/21/2017
"Video killed the radio star," sang the Buggles in 1979, presciently anticipating the rise of MTV. Three decades down the line, it looks like the Internet has killed the MTV star . . . but fear not, vi …
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by itunes
2/21/2017
You look up “soul” in the dictionary, this is what it’s all about: the gargantuan hits that defined the sound. And here’s why: when David Ruffin sings that he’d give up his pride and become h …
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2/21/2017
The '70s saw a huge boom in pop, what with the rise of glam and disco, and the ABC debut of Countdown . . . which means we've been obliged to assemble this supplementary list of standout '70s Pop Essen …
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7/15/2013
Nineteen eighty-eight was the year when metal battled rap (LL Cool J, Public Enemy) for musical supremacy . . . and the hair farmers ultimately lost, but Guns N Roses couldnt have been any bigger and D …
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7/15/2013
Run-DMC came up with some fancy scratchin and rhyme-bustin in 1988 on "Runs House," and R.E.M.s rapid-patter classic "Its the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" turned out to be true, as …
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7/15/2013
Divas staked a large claim to ownership of 88: Taylor Dayne (the white Whitney Houston) cranked it up with "Ill Always Love You" (totally different to the similarly titled Houston song), while Whitney  …
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by itunes
7/15/2013
In 1988, CDs outsold vinyl for the first year ever, but the mp3 revolution was still a long way off. The Soviet Union pulled out of Afghanistan, humbled by guerilla forces that included a certain Osama …
12/14/2012
Got it done early this year.
by ojneb
10/31/2012
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