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Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Any of my UK friends remember this very July 16, 1984? Followup question: Do I have any UK friends? If you do remember that day, it’s because you’d probably just purchased the incredible debut album Diamond Life from the phenomenal band, Sade, (which included lead singer Sade.) Confused? Don’t be. It’s rather simple! The singer, Sade, formed …

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On July 6, 1984, five wickedly talented kids from Boston called New Edition released their second, self-titled album. You probably still know those kids by name: Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. Each would go on to enjoy success after and between New Edition. (The latter three, of course, would form …

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Remember where you were in 1986? I’ll do the math: 31 years ago. I’m certain you’d just picked up the album Revenge by Eurythmics (released a few days prior–see our “Dropped” post about them for more), and you were either playing with your Pound Puppies and Cabbage Patch dolls or buying them for your kids who …

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A wise woman once said, “…you can fool with your brother, but don’t mess with a missionary man.” And 31 years later, that truth remains. On this day in 1986, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, better known as the incomparable Eurythmics, released their sixth studio album, Revenge. While not a critical hit, it was a commercial success that …

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