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Europe's Stars of '80s Dance Pop

32 International Music Legends Discuss Their Careers

James Arena (author) Mel Brooks (Foreword by)
Audrey Landers (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9781476671420

Publication Date: Jun 2017

Format: Paperback

A massive dance music revolution swept across Europe during the 1980s. Merging rock, new wave, disco and worldbeat sounds, an explosion of exciting and increasingly electronic dance-pop music caused a sensation. In this book of interviews, 32 of the era's most celebrated singers, songwriters, producers and industry professionals share memories of their lives and careers during this extraordinary time.
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A massive dance music revolution swept across Europe and Britain beginning early in the 1980s. Merging rock, new wave, disco and worldbeat sounds, an explosion of exciting and increasingly electronic dance-pop music caused a sensation worldwide. In this book of original interviews, 32 of the era's most celebrated singers, songwriters, producers and industry professionals share fascinating memories of their lives and careers during this extraordinary time. They include Thomas Anders (Modern Talking's "You're My Heart, You're My Soul"), Pete Burns (Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"), Desireless ("Voyage Voyage"), Phil Harding (PWL Mixmaster), Junior ("Mama Used To Say"), Leee John (Imagination's "Just An Illusion"), Liz Mitchell (Boney M.'s 1988 "Megamix"), Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know It's True"), Taco ("Putting On the Ritz"), Jennifer Rush ("The Power of Love"), Sabrina ("Boys"), Spagna ("Call Me"), Amii Stewart ("Knock On Wood"), Yazz ("The Only Way Is Up") and many more. Special commentary by Academy Award winner Mel Brooks and Dallas TV star Audrey Landers.

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"You can tell from the fascinating articles that this music is the author's heart. The book is written smoothly and presents nice anecdotes. This will give you more insight into the pop culture of the 80s. Strongly recommended to music lovers who wear that decade in their hearts! I certainly enjoyed it." - Keys and Chords
Illustrations 32 photographs
Language English
Pages 240
Dimensions 254 x 178 x 9
Date Published 30 Jun 2017
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Dance & other performing arts   Electronic music  
James Arena is a New York-based author, host and commentator who has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, SiriusXM and other networks. He is the author of various pop culture books and a recipient of a G.E.M.A. Foundation/City of Philadelphia award for preserving dance music history.

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