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    Default 1980's Living History

    The 1980ís New Romance, guys wearing make up and flamboyant outfits, asymmetric hair doos and winkle picker shoes, Franky said RELAX, and socks were a luminous craze. Yuppies and shoulder pads, Dallas and Dynasty set the early 80ís with shoulder pads and big hair, Neighbours and Home and Away had us all dreaming of Oz, and catapulted Kylie to fame. The UK had the Falkland war, and the cold war hotted up in the states. Ecstasy became something the joy if sex didnít provide. From the 70ís, and the Hip Hop was born.

    The purpose of this thread is to share music from that decade, lyrics, news items, personal recollections, fashions and trends, anything you think is typical of the era. Think wide and allow yourself a bit of creative freedom.

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    The birth of Video tech, and the battle of VHS and Bettamax

    First real privately owned PC - which required to be programmes

    Microwaves were frst launched on the market

    Seterio equipment turned portable and changed to getto blasters

    The hitch hikers guide to the galexy was published/popularised

    Micro chip rose and devices got smaller

    Electronic watches had lights on them - which was note worthy

    Rubiks cube went mass market

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    Goes to show how many members actually lived through the 80's...

    My list:

    The beginning of the fall of the Berlin wall!

    Mass production started for front wheel drive cars.(1983 I think)

    The first minivan was introduced by Chrysler.

    Cocaine was huge.

    Micheal Jackson was declared as the King of Pop(1984-85??)

    John Lennon was murdered(1980)

    Compact discs.(1987ish?)

    16 bit Nintendo Entertainment System came out(wow... we've come a long way since 16 bit gaming!)

    PogoBall!!

    PeeWee Herman... (Lol)

    Cindi Lauper was just wanting to have fun!...

    President Reagan was shot...

    Dirty Harry,... Which resulted in everyone wanting a("hand cannon").357 magnum of their own.
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    [excerpted from an old post...]

    1980 - 1990: Greed is Good, Michael Jackson moonwalks, formerly booming industrial towns become ghost towns providing Bruce Springsteen with unlimited lyrics and Michael Moore with his breakout film. Coke changes its recipe twice, John Hughes speaks for the kiddies, Reagan wants that wall gone, Don Johnson has stubble.

    Greed is Good

    Born in the USA

    "Tear Down thie Wall"

    Ferris Bueller

    Miami Vice intro

    Roger and Me trailer

    Max Headroom and the New Coke

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    [YOUTUBE="qMlIyHzStD0"]Early 80's Strawberry Shortcake[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="QBSWljZ4P08"]Heather O'Rourke 82/83[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="gdcVRueT2cw"]Madness Colgate Advert[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="zApPYA9Fbro"]You Can't Do That On Television 1981[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="arUqoKjU3D4"]The Human League - Don't You Want Me[/YOUTUBE]

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    [YOUTUBE="yT99IVxHIDg"]Solid Gold Open/Close 81-82[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="9U7jKYOzXoY"]KIDS Inc. - 1983 theme music[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="8gEAQQCFlNM"]3-2-1 Contact Opening Theme, 83-86[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="W5z08zVBqac"]Brooke Shields PSA Smoking 81-82[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="UwtmO-3gfX0"]Fawlty Towers - Terror In Torquay![/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="HTg8bNIEOnw"]Benson intro[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="ukSvjqwJixw"]Small Wonder theme music[/YOUTUBE]

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    [YOUTUBE="VqmTEsP7Aoc"]New Year's Day 1988[/YOUTUBE]

    [YOUTUBE="jnCPdLlUgvo"]Berlin Wall Falls[/YOUTUBE]

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    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yosuvf7Unmg"]Back To The Future I[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94UDaYcUg68&feature=related"]Knight Rider[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIfuaUTH9Y4"]The A-Team[/YOUTUBE]
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr_CJL1YQRc&feature=related"]Airwolf[/YOUTUBE]

    The start of something...
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GDC3u8k02c"]The Simpsons[/YOUTUBE]

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    Marm

    I was a little gutted when I clicked on the straberry shortcake link expecting to find a one hit wonder and got the content above

    YouTube - Strawberry Switchblade -- Since Yesterday

    So I figured out what the name of the band was

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