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The Dream Academy / The Love Parade

Released as a single in 1985, The Dream Academy’s The Love Parade. From their self-titled Lp, it was released on the heels of their smash hit, Life In A Northern Town.

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Jim Kerr

Born on this day in 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland, singer-songwriter, Jim Kerr. Kerr has fronted the pop band Simple Minds since 1977, who charted in the 80’s for multiple successful singles and Lp’s.

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Prince / When Doves Cry

Prince’s When Doves Cry was released as a single in May of 1984. From his Lp, Purple Rain, it was Prince’s first hit with no bass guitar track. It was an international smash, selling millions of copies and charting in over a dozen countries

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When In Rome / The Promise

Released as a single in September of 1987, The Promise, by When In Rome. From their self-titled Lp, it would quickly become an international hit, charting in the US, Europe and Australia.

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The Go-Go’s / Vacation

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The Go-Go’s / Our Lips Are Sealed

Continuing our celebration of The Go-Go’s this weekend…

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Stuart Adamson

Born on this day in 1958, in Manchester, England, guitarist and singer, Stuart Adamson, of Big Country. Though Big Country is known internationally for their hit In A Big Country, in the UK some two dozen of their songs charted, from 1982 to 2000.

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Devo / Freedom Of Choice

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ABC / When Smokey Sings