“My Sharona” is the debut single by The Knack, released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for six weeks and was #1 on Billboard’s … Read the rest
TRIVIA ANSWER: Most people love The Clash’ cover of “I Fought the Law” but might have missed the Clash-centric movie it came from!
Rude Boy is a 1980 British film directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay and … Read the rest
Flash Gordon is a 1980 science fiction film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges and produced and presented by Dino De Laurentiis. It stars … Read the rest
Motown…soul classics…Gershwin…the Muppets?
Timed to coincide with the forthcoming film reboot The Muppets, comes Muppets: The Green Album that has alt-rock artists covering songs from The Muppet Show and the previous Muppet movies. Check out OK Go’s version of the … Read the rest
If you missed 80s icon Huey Lewis’ amazing appearance with Umphrey’s McGee at the Summercamp music festival, you’ll definitely want to check out this behind-the-scenes look at how this very rare gig came together.
Jeff Waful + 1 is … Read the rest
“Magic” is a song by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, released in 1984. It was released as a single and reached No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the … Read the rest
Purple Rain is a 1984 musical film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. Prince makes his film debut in this movie, which was developed to showcase his particular talents. The film grossed over $80 million … Read the rest
Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It was described in previews, trailers, and posters as “A Rock & Roll Fable.” It is an unusual mix of musical, action, … Read the rest
“Summer of ’69” is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Bryan Adams, from his fourth studio album, Reckless (1984). The song was written by Adams and Jim Vallance, a long-time writing partner of Adams. “Summer of ’69” was produced … Read the rest
Developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981, Defender is a two-dimensional side-scrolling shooting game set on the surface of an unnamed planet.
The player controls a space ship as it navigates the terrain, flying either to the … Read the rest
The object of Star Castle, created by Cinematronics in 1980, is to destroy an enemy cannon which sits in the center of three concentric, rotating energy shield rings while avoiding or destroying ‘mines’ enemies that … Read the rest