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Hold Me Now: World's Worst iPod

The members of the band Thompson Twins were not named Thompson. Nor were there any twins among them. Despite the misnomer, they had a big #3 hit in 1984 with "Hold Me Now." This song is so quintessentially 80s you may be inspiredto crimp your hair and get some stone-washed jeans.
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6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Eric Clapton

There's a lot about Eric Clapton this is pretty much an open book. He stole George Harrison's wife. He's battled many demons, including drugs and alcohol. He got the name Slow Hand because he was terribly slow at changing broken guitar strings. But as the guitar icon turns 71 this week, I thought I...
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Love is Thicker than Water: World's Worst iPod

The Bee Gees' little brother Andy Gibb was a dreamy teen idol in the late 1970s. who had a string of #1 hits. Among them: "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water." This song was released in 1977 and hit the top of the charts in early 1978. This was during a time of major Brothers Gibb domination. "(Love is)...
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"Seasons in the Sun" World's Worst iPod

Oh, such a catchy song about death. Terry Jacks scored a huge hit with the song Seasons in the Sun, taking it to number 1 for three weeks in 1974 in the United States. That song was everywhere that year. Kids even got sick of it, feeling the need to create a new line to the chorus: "but the cops...
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pink Floyd

Our Friday feature this week is Pink Floyd, as we celebrate the 70th birthday this week of guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour. Here are five things you may not have known about this psychedelic band. 1. Not to be confused with Megadeath, the band was known as the Meggadeaths for awhile. Other early...
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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sir George Martin

"Of all the arts, music is the most sublime, and touches the heart of every human being." ---Sir George Martin, in the introduction to his book Making Music. Beatles fans are celebrating the life today of a man who changed the world of popular music, without singing a single note. Martin, who died...
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Swingout Sister Breakout--World's Worst iPod

Who's in the mood for an '80s throwback? The song "Breakout" was a #6 hit for the British band Swingout Sister in 1987. In case you were wondering, wikipedia says the genre of this song is "sophisti-pop." After you listen to it, let us know if you feel more sophisticated.
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"Yes I"m Ready" for the World's Worst iPod!

The 1980s were brand new. What a great time to dump the old sappy songs of the 1970s and move on to something new. Something that ROCKED. Or not. K.C., of K.C. and the Sunshine Band teamed with with his old school pal Teri DeSario to record a song that was written way back in the 1960s (and did not...
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5 Things You May Not Know about George Harrison

George Harrison was the lead guitar player of the Beatles and is often called the Quiet Beatle, because he wasn't as noisy as the other ones. He was the most musically adventurous, introducing elements of Indian music to his songs. George was born this week in 1943, so he's our FRiday feature and...
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World's Worst iPod goes "On and On"

Stephen Bishop had a #11 hit in the summer of 1977 with the song "On and On," or "Awn and Awn" as it's pronounced. Bishop wrote songs that appeared in many movies, and he had cameos in some films as well, most notably as "Charming Guy With Guitar" in Animal House. He says he kept the guitar John...
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