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PIL Chaos on American Bandstand

This was the band’s first appearance on the show, in 1980 but as John Lydon/Rotten had a reputation from the Sex Pistols, they must have expected something out of the ordinary. 77 more words


Behind "The Stroll"

“Write a post in response to today’s one-word prompt(STROLL)…” 

If you do not know what The Stroll is, ask your parents or grandparents, those who watch 

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Writing Prompts

(real) one-hit wonder of the week - “Soul City” | THE PARTLAND BROTHERS | 1987.

Between late 1979 and the end of 1989, there were nearly 500 (real) one-hit wonders of the 80s that reached the BILLBOARD Hot 100 just one time, a list that includes Soft Cell, Gary Numan, Timbuk 3, The Church, Bronski Beat, Nik Kershaw, The Buggles, The Waitresses, Ultravox and two different bands named The Silencers.  347 more words


Purple Reign: A Few Words From A Non-Fan About Prince’s Mercurial Music, Image, and Legacy

The first time I ever saw Prince it was on a January 26, 1980 broadcast of American Bandstand. In fact, it might have been the first time I’d even heard of this artist. 976 more words


A Different Look At The "Bandstand" Days In New Book

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A soon to be published book takes a look at the American Bandstand craze through the eyes of those who lived it. 213 more words


on resistance, records and funky chickens

This week, the graduate students in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course will explore how culture figures into the ways in which oppressed groups survive their difficult moments. 1,415 more words

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