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GR80’s which year did George Harrison join Deep Purple on stage?

Who’da thunk it? This week back in 1984 George Harrison made a rare public appearance, joining Deep Purple on stage read more

GR80’s starting Christmas…..

It’s December so I unlocked my 80’s Christmas tunes and played a couple out on the first show of the read more

GR80’s November DOUBLES!

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES! Two songs from each 80’s artist back-to-back PLAYLIST George Michael read more

GR80’s News this week in 1980, 1981 & 1982…..

NEWS THIS WEEK 1980 – Iron Maiden play their first gig with new guitarist Adrian Smith in Uxbridge. Despite little read more

GR80’s Nov 14th

Number 1’s this week: 1980 Blondie The Tide Is High 1981 Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 1982 read more

November GR80’s – the TV wedding of 1988….

This week in 1988… BBC1 airs Episode 523 of Neighbours, featuring the wedding of Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell (played read more

GR80s October doubles – Listen again

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES – that’s two songs from each artist back-to-back! List again read more

GR80’s 24 October – Home Taping….

NEWS THIS WEEK 1981 The British Phonographic Industry takes out newspaper ads unveiling its new slogan: “Home Taping Is Killing read more

GR80’s 17th October

PLAYLIST Elton John – Wrap Her Up Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains Spandau read more

GR80’s 10th October

Thanks for listening today – sorry about the croaky voice!! PLAYLIST Billy Idol – Mony Mony Duran Duran – Girls read more

GR80’s October

NEWS THIS WEEK 1982 – Madonna’s debut single, “Everybody”, is released on Sire Records. Critically, the song did not receive read more


It’s the last show of the month, so I play DOUBLES, that’s two songs from each 80’s artist back to read more

GR80’s Sept 19th

NEWS THIS WEEK – 1982 The Who begin their only formally announced “farewell” tour in Washington, D.C with the Clash read more

Gr80’s Covers – Listen Again

This week it was all about the covers! Songs from 80’s artists that had originally been hits for someone else! read more

GR80’s – remembering the Heatwave festival

News This week in 1980 The Heatwave festival near Toronto featured The B-52’s, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello and read more

GR80s Mid August – Listen Again

SO many tunes on today’s show that somehow I haven’t played before on GR80’s! Listen again here: PLAYLIST Phil Collins read more

GR80’s 8 August

THIS WEEK in 1986 Lionel Richie released his 3rd studio album “Dancing on the Ceiling” in the US where it read more

August GR80’s – Listen Again

Listen again to two hours of great 80’s music here PLAYLIST Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love Depeche Mode – read more

Gr80’s July Doubles

On the last show of the month I play DOUBLES! Two songs from each artist back-to-back! PLAYLIST Hue and Cry read more

GR80’s 18 July

Two hours of Great 80’s music! PLAYLIST Psychedelic Furs – Pretty in Pink Elton John – Wrap Her Up The read more

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