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Five Sunset Strip Clubs Go 80s on Friday Night

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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New movie about the 1980′s! The 80′s truly lives on in pop culture, music, movies and more.  “Rock of Ages” has been one of the hottest Broadway musicals across the country for some time and now a movie set in … Continue reading

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Power Balladz- The 1980s Rock Extravaganza in New York City

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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What song was playing when you had your first kiss? What about your first slow dance? How about during your first time? Chances are, it was a power ballad – you know, those songs that double as the soundtrack to … Continue reading

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The US Festival Summer 1983 – A Day to Remember

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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As graduation approached in the spring of 1983, I began to plan, well hope is more like it, that I could attend the US Festival in Southern California. This was four days of live music and entertainment from all those … Continue reading

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Remembering LiveAid 1985

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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Do you remember LiveAid from the summer of 1985? From Band-Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas to We are the World, it was a year that stood the 80s on it’s head. The 80s was all about money, fashion … Continue reading

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In June 1989 The Tiananmen Square Massacare in Beijing Shocked the World

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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On June 4, 1989, just 19 years ago, within sight of the 2008 Olympics Village, hundreds civilians were shot dead by the Chinese army during a bloody military operation to crush a democratic protest in Peking’s (Beijing) Tiananmen Square. The … Continue reading

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So Long to a Beatle – John Lennon 1940-1980

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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Why would anyone want to murder John Lennon? I don’t have an answer for that. It is tragic that we lost such an artist and human being as John Lennon. The last day in John Lennon’s short, prolific life was … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens Kicks off the 1980s with a Big Bang

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Brad Franklin

The 1980's was a memorable time for me.From 80's music to classic 80's movies, it always brings back wonderful memories.I enjoy sharing my knowledge of 80's pop culture and history. I also play guitar and spend time with family and friends when not writing about the 1980's.
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The mountain’s crater had been rumbling and steaming for several weeks. I was camping near a mountain stream in the Cascade Mountain Range over 300 air miles from the mountain when it blew. What I heard sounded like blasting nearby. … Continue reading

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