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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

October 5, 2019

From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.

#OnThisDay September 30, 1972
David Cassidy scores his first UK No. 1 single with ‘How Can I Be Sure’. It stays at the top for two weeks and remains in the UK singles chart for a remarkable 11 weeks.

#OnThisDay October 1, 1966
Hear his train a-coming! Jimi Hendrix makes his first live appearance in the UK when he jams with Cream at the London Polytechnic. His official UK live debut comes a month later when he unveils the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

#OnThisDay October 2, 1983
Bonnie Tyler becomes the first – and to date only – Welsh artist to top the US charts when the Jim Steinman written and produced behemoth ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ goes to No. 1.

#OnThisDay October 3, 1946
Elvis Presley makes his first-ever public singing appearance. Aged just 10-years-old, he sings ‘Old Shep’ at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show’s talent contest – and comes second. We bet you can’t keep a dry eye listening to this version from 1956.

#OnThisDay October 4, 1976
After four weeks in the UK singles chart, Bay City Rollers are still resident in the Top 10 with their version of ‘I Only Want To Be With You’. Did you know that it was their last UK Top 10 single?

#OnThisDay October 5, 1981
Adam And The Ants continue their domination of the UK charts when ‘Prince Charming’ maintains its No.1 position for its second week. It goes on to hold pole position for a total of four weeks!

#OnThisDay October 6, 1984:
Billy Ocean releases ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)’, which peaks at No. 6 in the UK singles chart. Topping the charts in the US, it also wins Billy the Best Make R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards – the first British artist to do so!

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis tops the charts, George Michael takes on the American establishment, AC/DC get a statue and lots lots more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From the unveiling of The King’s own set of postage stamps, to Bay City Rollers ruling the charts to The Clash bringing punk to NYC, it’s rock history as it happened with this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.

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Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’

Collecting all four historic Hendrix Band of Gypsies performances from the Fillmore East, including more than two dozen previously unreleased and/or remixed new tracks, we’re pleased to announce this intriguing 5CD/8LP box set, out November 22.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Who did MTV declare the Best Act Ever in 2008? The answer may shock you…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, legendary performances and landmark releases. It’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Intriguing collaborations, seminal singles, classic albums and breakthrough hits – it’s this week in rock. https://www.legacyrecordings.co.uk/news/this-week-in-rock-13

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

The Manics, Paul Simon, Elvis, Snap!, Scott McKenzie, The Ronettes and Ghostbusters! It’s the week in rock and history as it happened…

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CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69 – Out Now

CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69 – Out Now

We’re marking the 50th anniversary of what is arguably The King’s pivotal year with ‘Live 1969’, a deluxe 11 CD box set available now.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Double whammys, numbers ones, history making shows and many happy returns – this week in rock down the years…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ADAM & THE ANTS – ‘STAND AND DELIVER’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ADAM & THE ANTS – ‘STAND AND DELIVER’

There are few bands to have taken the reins of the early 80s nascent video age with quite the same degree of gusto as Adam & The Ants.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

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Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

We’re giving five people the chance to win a signed copy of ‘The very best of Billy Ocean UK & European Tour 2018/19 programme’.

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

As Pop’s Premier Party Patriarch prepares to undertake yet another superb series of shows, we celebrate Billy Ocean, our Artist of the Month for March

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Elvis –  ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

Elvis – ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

As a whole host of stars prepare to honour The King in the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’, we’re proud to announce the companion album, ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’, out now.

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Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

From ‘The First Noel’ to ‘Blue Christmas’, no-one does festive like Elvis…

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Xmas Gift Guide

Xmas Gift Guide

Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

On December 3rd, 1968 Elvis Presley performed live for the first time in seven years. Broadcast on NBC, it would become known as the ’68 Comeback Special’ and one of the most vital live performances of all time. Half a century later, we’re proud to present the ’50th Anniversary Edition’, available now.

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‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of our most exciting artist’s most groundbreaking records; The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’. Out now.

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Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

The new album, featuring a brand new duet with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and 13 other inspirational performances from gospel legends who performed with the King, out now.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

It’s fifty years since the comeback to end them all – the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special – and we’re celebrating with special film screenings across the UK and Ireland. Read on….

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

In hindsight, this meeting of singer Bonnie Tyler and songwriter Jim Steinman was always going to be a monsterous global success.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

Presenting the complete, unabridged story of Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ is a two-part three-hour film presentation airing on HBO, 8pm April 14. The superb soundtrack is available now.

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‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, is out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

The ultimate ’80s track from the ultimate ’80s party starter, ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’ would have passed into pop folklore with or without Michael Douglas’ help.

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‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

As Christmas approaches we’re proud to present the brand new album ‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’, as The King meets The Strings for the finest of festive fanfares.

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Artist of the Month: Adam Ant

Artist of the Month: Adam Ant

For teaching a generation that ridicule is nothing to be scared of. Ladies & Gentlemen. Our December Artist of the Month. Adam Ant.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

“What other name roars?”

Elvis Presley defined and redefined music and touched countless lives in the process.

Here are some of your stories of how The King helped you live.

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Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

As the world celebrates the music & life of Elvis Aaron Presley, we’re proud to present an enduring, fan-favourite collection of his finest music – ‘Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’.

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Elvis For Everybody

Elvis For Everybody

Let’s celebrate The King – tell us what kind of Elvis fan you are and we’ll make a playlist just for you…

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

Elvis is – to so, so many – the most iconic artist of all time, defining genres, eras and even stardom itself. Forty years ago this month he tragically passed away, now we want your stories of how how Elvis Aaron Presley touched your life.

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Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

This month, we join the world in celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The King is our Artist of the Month.

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WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

We’ve got five tour programmes from Mr Billy Ocean’s recent UK tour, all signed by the Undisputed Party Patriarch himself.

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Join us as we look back on one of the most incredible careers in pop…

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Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

We’re proud to announce that on Friday July 28, Sony Legacy will be releasing the most comprehensive early Elvis library ever assembled.

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Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

We’re giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.

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80 smash hits

80 smash hits
The playlist time machine! Travel back to the 80s with retro hits from Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna and more!
2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

Over the last 12 months, we at Sony Legacy have been proud to assemble some truly comprehensive compendiums of the most innovative and influential artists of all time. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest.

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Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Kate Moss channels her love of rock and roll (and her own inner Elvis) in a brand new music video for “The Wonder of You”!

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THE RETURN OF THE KING

THE RETURN OF THE KING

Elvis Presley has today become the most successful solo artist in UK chart history as he scores his 13th number one album with ‘The Wonder of You’.

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RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.

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‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ is out now. Get more info, including tour dates, and watch some album previews here…

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New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

Find out more about the latest release!

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The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…

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Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…

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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

What to read and watch on the web this month!

Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!

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Adam and The Ants – ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’

Adam and The Ants – ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’

Discover more about the super deluxe reissue!

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Billy Ocean – Top tracks

Billy Ocean – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Carribean queen
    Billy Ocean
  2. Get outta my dreams, get into my car
    Billy Ocean
  3. Love really hurts without you
    Billy Ocean
  4. Red light spells danger
    Billy Ocean
  5. Suddenly
    Billy Ocean
  6. and lots more!!
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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!

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Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks

Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. All along the watchtower
    Jimi Hendrix
  2. Purple haze
    Jimi Hendrix
  3. Fire
    Jimi Hendrix
  4. Hey Joe
    Jimi Hendrix
  5. Little Wing
    Jimi Hendrix
  6. and lots more
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Elvis – Top tracks

Elvis – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Heartbreak hotel
    Elvis Presley
  2. G.I. blues
    Elvis Presley
  3. Don't be cruel
    Elvis Presley
  4. Can't help falling in love
    Elvis Presley
  5. If I can dream
    Elvis Presley
  6. and lots more!!
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THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years ago

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Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Read more about the new Billy Ocean best of collection…

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Happy Birthday To The King

Happy Birthday To The King

Today we celebrate Elvis’ 81st Birthday!

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Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

The definitive Elvis Presley Box Set collection featuring 60 CDs!

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Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

You can go for a special price with Legacy…

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Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘If I Can Dream’ – Out now.

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Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix Remembered

Jimi Hendrix Remembered

It’s been 45 years since Jimi Hendrix left us…

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Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Take a look at what happened at the UK’s first official playback of Elvis: If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…

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Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

More info on  ‘If I Can Dream’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Video of the week: Billy Ocean

Video of the week: Billy Ocean

“In the blink of an eye I knew her number and her name / And she said I was the tiger she wanted to tame” ROAR!

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Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Take a listen to the isolated vocal of Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.

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Foxey Lady (Miami Pop)

Jimi Hendrix

If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more