WATCH: Huey Lewis and the News – “Do You Believe in Love” LIVE 1982

04/21/2018

Huey Lewis and the News were HUGE in the 80’s with three #1 hits, 12 Top Ten Hits, and 21 songs that made it onto the Billboard 100 Charts. Not bad, not bad at all. “Do You Believe in Love” is considered their breakout song, and was the first top-ten hit for the band, peaking at number seven in May 1982. It was off their second album Picture This and…

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WATCH: Golden Earring’s LIVE version of “Twilight Zone” 1982

04/09/2018

What a great band that doesn’t get nearly the love or respect it deserves! Especially one that’s been together since 1961, if you can believe it! (I had to check several sources before I did.) Golden Earring is also a Dutch band that got its start as the Golden Earrings (“s” was dropped in 1969), which first achieved worldwide fame with their hits “Radar Love” in 1973,  and then nine…

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WATCH: Very Sexy Pat Benatar LIVE @ ’82 US Festival: “Promises in the Dark” & “Heartbreaker”

03/15/2018

Another great video from one of the US Festivals, this one in 1982.  For those of you not familiar with the US Festival, they were put on by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who believed that the 1970s were the “Me” generation and intended the US Festivals to encourage the 1980s to be more community-oriented and combine technology with rock music. Yeah, right. Benatar, dressed in black, was on the stage…

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WATCH: Duran Duran LIVE “Hungry Like The Wolf” – 12/31/1982 – Palladium

03/09/2018

When you think of MTV, don’t you automatically think about the band Duran Duran and their early video hit, “Hungry Like the Wolf”? Of course you do! The popular song by this new wave band was written by them, and produced by Colin Thurston for the group’s second studio album Rio. The song was released in May 1982 as the band’s fifth single in the United Kingdom where it reached…

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WATCH: George Thorogood rocks “Bad to the Bone” LIVE 1984

03/07/2018

“Bad to the Bone” is one of those songs that wasn’t very popular when it first came out in 1982, but a video on the then new MTV channel started getting a lot of play and before he knew it, George Thorogood had a hit on his hands. And over the years, the tune would be licensed for all kinds of films, TV shows and commercials, making it a classic…

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WATCH: Van Halen ‘Everybody Wants Some’ – LIVE Largo, MD on October 12, 1982

01/16/2018

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is the second track off Van Halen’s 1980 album Women and Children First. Despite not being a big song on the radio, it’s one of the band’s most popular songs, and started as a concert highlight during Van Halen’s early concerts, as you can see from this video take in October of 1982 in Largo, Maryland. It also features heavily, as the title would imply, in the…

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Supertramp’s ‘It’s Raining Again’ Music Video – 1982: 40 Million Views?

01/10/2018

Searching on Youtube for another Supertramp song and I see that this video for ‘It’s Raining Again’, released in 1982, has nearly 40 MILLION VIEWS. Wait, what? I was a fan of Supertramp back in the day (loved their album ‘Breakfast in America’) but 40 million views of a song that debuted at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 11. According to some sources, the…

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