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Tag: 1984

Tracie – (I Love You) When You Sleep

Building the perfect pop star from scratch has never been easy. Whether it’s some shady Svengali-type exploiting a precocious singing talent they’ve stumbled upon at a holiday camp karaoke competition […]

Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl

Fortune does not always favor the overly-ambitious, particularly when it comes to film and TV actors who want to be pop stars. For every Kylie Minogue, emerging from the protective […]

Barbra Streisand – Left in the Dark

There’s a moment when every established artist makes the decision to stop chasing chart positions and worrying about being thought of as relevant or contemporary, choosing instead to make what […]

Sheila E. – The Glamorous Life

In 1984, Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, was at the height of his creative powers. His magnum opus, Purple Rain, had topped the charts around the world and generated hit […]