Category Archives: Music of the 1980’s

And Filling In Tonight On The Drums Is . . .

From The Prince’s Trust Gala,  July of 1982. Ian and the boys, with a 31 year old Phil Collins  (he looks about 16) guest appearing on the  drums. Here are the bands and setlists for July 7, 1982. Pussy Willow … Continue reading

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The Echoes Of Your Past

Deep Purple was a powerhouse band back in the early 1970’s and while they are still touring with some of the original members, they are a long past their expected shelf life and Smoke on the Water days. Tribute bands … Continue reading

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On Concentration

Tips For Improving Concentration: -Make a list of tasks. -Take on one task at a time. –Take On Me was a fun song. -Ooh, I found the video. . . From 1984, when music videos mattered. HT to and adapted … Continue reading

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A Hot Night

In the mood for an “oldie” this evening. Jethro Tull has been around for over fifty years and the band’s catalog is all over the place with different genres.  This song, performed live in 2003 was released on the Crest … Continue reading

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No Doubt About It.

“The music that touches you in your youth is magnified as you get older. Each record can be a virtual time machine – all you need is to hear a second or two and you go back to that place … Continue reading

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Getting Worried

When I first started blogging in February of 2010, I managed to get something posted every day. . . and some days, more than one.  As time has marched on, I find that most of the interesting stories of my … Continue reading

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Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

It was 1978 and I was a freshman in college.  FBG was the first “Drop D” song I ever learned to play. Sorry, butt today’s music sucks.  We need another Freddie Mercury. Only the late, great James Brown had more … Continue reading

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TBT With Billy Joel

I found this article earlier today and it made me smile while I shook my head thinking that this isn’t all that unlikely. Its an article from 2018 and is called. . . Billy Joel Plays “Piano Man” for the … Continue reading

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I Vote “Classic”

There was an article I read the other day entitled, Debating Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Same Old Lang Syne’: Beloved holiday classic, or worst thing to come out of Peoria? Personally, I list it as a classic.  Regardless of where you might … Continue reading

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My Christmas Song

Maybe not a “real” Christmas song, but its my Christmas song. Originally found on the 1978,  Heavy Horses Album, with  a re-mastered version appearing on the 2003  Christmas Album.    (The re-mastered link is such a better version of the … Continue reading

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