Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bon Jovi are The 80s Forum Star for This Week.

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi are The 80s Forum Star for This Week.

Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. Fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, the group originally achieved large-scale success in the 1980s. The band has continued its success as one of the world's most successful rock acts throughout the 1990s and 2000s, selling over 120 million albums worldwide.

The song began to get airplay in the New York metro area, then other sister stations in major markets picked up the song. Suddenly, the record labels who had passed on the demo were scrambling to find out who this unsigned artist was. WAPP was doing showcases and Bon Jovi now desperately needed a band. The soon-to-be-members of the band had crossed paths in their earlier days, but the current lineup didn't come together until March 1983. Bon Jovi gave David Bryan a call, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Duran Duran, The 80s Forum Star for this week.

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Duran Duran

Duran Duran, The 80s Forum Star for this week.

The raunchy video created an uproar and was banned by the BBC and heavily edited for MTV. The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalised on the controversy, and the album peaked in the UK Top Twenty at Number 3.

Later in 1981, the band embarked on their first United States club tour, followed by more dates in Germany and the UK. This second tour of Britain coincided with a wave of riots sparked by unemployment and racial tension, including those of Moss Side and Toxteth. The band played an eerily quiet Birmingham the day after the Handsworth riots.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The 80s Forum Star for this week is The Boss, Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen


The 80s Forum Star for this week is The Boss, Bruce Springsteen

It is one of the best selling live albums of all time. It summed up Springsteen's career to that point and displayed some of the elements that made his shows so powerful to his fans: the switching from mournful dirges to party rockers and back; the communal sense of purpose between artist and audience; the long, intense spoken passages before songs, including those describing Springsteen's difficult relationship with his father; and the instrumental prowess of the E Street Band, such as in the long coda to "Racing in the Street". Despite its popularity, some fans and critics felt the album's song selection could have been better. Springsteen concerts are the subjects of frequent bootleg recording and trading among fans.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The 80s Forum Newsletter October '07

Welcome To the third edition of The 80s Forum Monthly Newsletter. Designed to keep you up to date with the very latest issues concerning The 80s Forum.




It's Halloween time again.

October (aka the scary month) is now upon us, with that certain date just around the corner, but remember, it's not just for the kids.

To celebrate Halloween, we have loads of things planned throughout this month, including:

Paranormal Activity Where you can chat about séance's, UFO's and other unexplainable things.

Ghost Stories Scare everyone with a horrific tale of torture and terror.

Halloween Games Learn some new party tricks to play at Halloween, or tell everyone your own ideas.



So come along and help us to scare ourselves silly this Halloween.


80s Image of the Month

Whitney HoustonProbably the greatest 80s singer of them all. Read all about Whitney Houston in the 80s here

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Bill, classic 80s TV


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The Bill

The Bill, classic 80s TV

Perhaps we should be grateful for those few minutes, which those attracted to the programme for other reasons may ignore while making or taking bets on which of the Sun Hill staff will soon have a child kidnapped, or prove to be corrupt, have a serious problem with alcohol or drug abuse, turn out to be either adopted or the parent of a long-lost illegitimate child, become unfaithful or a bigamist, go mad or murder several colleagues...

If only we'd known.

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