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LESSON ONE: TAKE ON ME

37 years ago today, A-Ha went to #1 on the Billboard's Hot 100 with “Take On Me”, making them the first Norwegian group to score a US no. 1.
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Peter Wolf turned 74 today. He was pretty popular here in Indonesia back in the early 80s via “Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame” and “Love Stinks” with the band he fronted, the J. Geils Band.
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On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. "Lucky Number" became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.
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At a quick glance I see Billy Idol, Limahl, Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Robert Smith, David Bowie, Simon Le Bon, that "Voices Carry" girl, Nick Rhodes, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Mothersbaugh, the Culture Club frontman, Howard Jones, ... can you find Morrissey?
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Thomas Dolby turned 61 today. The English musician, producer, entrepreneur and teacher; came to prominence in the 1980s, releasing hit singles including "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!".
DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb's Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia's public figures are really into, musically speaking. For the seventh edition I went upclose-and-personal with Henry Foundation.

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