Archive for the ‘80’s Singers’ Category

Debbie Gibson


Gibson in 2008

Birth name Deborah Ann Gibson
Born August 31, 1970 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Pop dance-pop pop rock
Singer-songwriter record producer actress
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1986–present
Atlantic EMI SMEJ
Notable instruments
Liberace grand piano:
Baldwin SD10, Serial No. pending
Finish: Austrian rhinestones
Deborah Ann “Debbie” Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. One of those singles, “Foolish Beat”, made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce, and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. Her double-platinum second album Electric Youth (1989), gave Gibson another U.S. number-one hit with “Lost In Your Eyes”. Gibson is the sole songwriter on all of her singles to reach the Top 20 of the Hot 100 charts. She was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year, along with Bruce Springsteen, in 1989. She continued to record and release music throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, Gibson reached No. 24 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart with “Say Goodbye”, a duet with Jordan Knight.

In addition to music, she has gone on to starring roles on Broadway and touring musicals including playing Eponine in Les Misérables and Sandy in Grease, as well as independent film and television work.

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Singer Debbie Gibson.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Singer Debbie Gibson. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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Alanis Morissette


Alanis Morissette performing at Saban Theater in
Beverly Hills, California in May 2014
Born Alanis Nadine Morissette
June 1, 1974 (age 42)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Residence Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, US
Citizenship Canadian and American (dual)
Singer-songwriter record producer actress
Spouse Mario Treadway (m. 2010)
Children 2
Relatives Wade Morissette (twin brother)
Musical career
Alternative rock post-grunge pop rock electronica dance-pop (early)
Vocals piano guitar flute harmonica
Years active 1983–present
MCA Canada Maverick Reprise Collective Sounds
Associated acts
Tim Thorney Dave Matthews Band
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s, with two commercially successful dance-pop albums. Afterwards, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and in 1995, released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million units globally. Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998.

Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug Swept (2002), So-Called Chaos (2004), and Flavors of Entanglement (2008). Her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights, was released in 2012. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette is also known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice. She has been dubbed the “Queen of alt-rock angst” by Rolling Stone.

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Alanis Morissette's Havoc and Bright Lights is the singer's eighth studio album.

Alanis Morissette’s Havoc and Bright Lights is the singer’s eighth studio album.

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Angela Winbush


Angela Lisa Winbush
Also known as Angela L. Winbush (songwriting and production credits)
Born January 18, 1955 (age 61)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres R&B, Soul
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Producer, Composer
Years active 1980 – present
Labels Hip-O, Mercury, Elektra, Island
Associated acts René & Angela, René Moore, The Isley Brothers, Stephanie Mills, Lalah Hathaway, Sheena Easton, Stevie Wonder
Angela Lisa Winbush (born January 18, 1955) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits as a solo artist. To date, Winbush has sold over ten million albums and singles worldwide.

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Regina Belle


Belle in concert on the Holland America Line Ship, 2008.

Born July 17, 1963 (age 53)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
R&B soul quiet storm pop jazz adult contemporary gospel
Occupations Singer–songwriter, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1984–present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Peabo Bryson, Whitney Houston, James Taylor, Patti Austin, Anita Baker, Phyllis Hyman, Vesta Williams, Freddie Jackson, Lisa Stansfield, Johnny Mathis
Regina Belle (born July 17, 1963) is an American singer–songwriter and actress who first started her career in the mid–1980s. Known for her singles, “Baby Come to Me” (1989) and “Make It Like It Was” (1990), Belle’s most notable for two hit duets, both with Peabo Bryson: “Without You”, the love theme from the comedy film Leonard Part 6, recorded in 1987 and “A Whole New World”, the main theme of the Disney’s animated feature film Aladdin, recorded in 1992, with which Belle and Bryson won the Grammy award.


Céline Dion


Céline Dion in 2012
Born Céline Marie Claudette Dion
30 March 1968 (age 48)
Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada
Residence Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Singer businesswoman composer actress
Years active 1980–present
Net worth $630 million (estimate as of December 2014)
Spouse René Angélil (m. 1994; wid. 2016)
Children 3
Adhémar-Charles Dion
Thérèse Tanguay Dion
Musical career
Pop traditional pop dance-pop soft rock pop rock R&B
Vocals piano
CBS Epic Columbia 550
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, CC OQ ChLD (/ˈdiːɒn/; French: [selin dijɔ̃]; born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. Dion first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. Following a series of French albums during the 1980s, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.

During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide fame after releasing several English albums along with additional French albums. Her albums, Falling into You (1996) and Let’s Talk About Love (1997), were both certified diamond in the US, while D’eux (1995) became the best-selling French-language album of all time. She also scored a series of international number-one hits, including “The Power of Love”, “Think Twice”, “Because You Loved Me”, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”, “My Heart Will Go On” and “I’m Your Angel”. However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed to perform nightly in A New Day… (2003–07), a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada. It became the most successful residency show of all time, grossing US $385 million.

Dion’s music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. Her recordings are mainly in French and English, although she also sings in Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is regarded as one of pop music’s most influential voices. Dion has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. She is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era. In 2003, Dion was honoured by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for selling over 50 million albums in Europe. Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of over 200 million copies worldwide.

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The Rolling Stones 1990/1992

It’s so hard for me to wait, I take the stairs, because the elevator is too slow to open the doors, waiting for the microwave, longer than five minutes is killing me, so calling for pizza and then watching some mindless speech from Obama (which makes me sick), just to waist time until it comes. I’m even waiting for the iPhone 7, which is coming out in September or October, so waiting for a Rolling Stones album is the worst thing possible, but that’s what I had to do from 1989 until 1991 and when I got my album,  had to wait for another two years for a greatest hits album, which most came from other greatest hits albums. I was so disappointed. It took another two years for another one, will this torcher ever end, I hope so for my next post, will be empty of music and feeling, from me !!!

The Rolling Stones 1988/1990

Ever since Some Girls, I’ve been collecting anything about The Rolling Stones. Unlike The Beatles, which I started to collect in 1973, but wasn’t their when they were together, I was collecting The Rolling Stones from 1978 and I thought I’d be able to buy their albums on the same day it was released, but I kept waiting and waiting for the new album, that never showed. The Beatles announced, their split, but no words from The Rolling Stones.

I started to get interested with The Who at this point, which I was buying anything about The Who (I’ll be texting them soon), The Doors, The Kinks (I’ll also be texting about them soon), The Monkees (soon I’ll be texting them), Aretha Franklin (she be one I’ll be texting soon), Sam Cooke, Otitis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel (I’ll be doing them next),  The Supremes (I’ve already texted about them), Marvin Gaye (I’ve already started on him) and Motown, which this waiting has caused me.

Sometimes, a bad effect turns good, and since I don’t like to wait my money went to someone else. I already have Eric Clapton’s LP (someone else I’ll be texting about) and David Bowie (he’s from the 1960’s, so I’ll be texting him year by year like the others), so for me, this period of The Rolling Stones was a Blessing and not a curse, but I still want a new album from The Rolling Stones, or announcement that they broke up, because the wait was too much for me.

Then came Steel Wheels in 1989 and my wait was over. The album is too long for me to upload, so I hope the next one will be shorten. The only other album that year is The London Years, with all of their albums and 45’s from the 1960’s, which is great to have and I know a true Rolling Stones fans have !!!

The Rolling Stones 1986/1988

No album came out for another 8  years and their, which everyone thought it means theirs no longer to be The Rolling Stones, but we know better !!!

The Rolling Stones 1984/1986

Between 1964-1966, The Rolling Stones made 2-3 albums a year, which was common in those days. Between 1967-1983 one album per year, which even today performers do, but between 1984-1987, The Rolling Stones didn’t release any album.

Why, because after 20 years, of touring, they needed a vacation from each other and do solo projects.

Mick Jagger released his second album and Keith Richards finally released his first. The future of The Rolling Stones was unsure.

This wasn’t the 1960’s, where The Rolling Stones were treated as gods, the 1980’s were used to bands breaking up into solo or other bands. The 1980’s buying CD’s public knows that if one band or singer isn’t on the charts, then another one will take it’s place. So in the 1980’s generation, The Rolling Stones didn’t matter, but to those who been in the 1960’s and 1970’s did.

By 1986, there were rumors of a new Rolling Stones album, which will be released in 1987. Other then that, this post is meaningless, but I like it and that’s why I’m posted it !!!

The Rolling Stones 1982/1984

As I texted you on my last post, 1982 has nothing to do with The Rolling Stones, well 1983 does, with the album Under Cover, however I don’t have the space to upload it now. The title song is great, but the rest, seems as though they really wasn’t trying. If it was any other band, this album would be a One Hit Wonder and be hard to find, maybe that’s why the next Rolling Stones album wasn’t released until 1987.

1984, Americans were ready to vote for President Ronald Reagan, so The Rolling Stones not releasing an album wasn’t what they had on their minds.

once I get another upload, I’ll upload Under Cover, but I won’t be doing that for awhile !!!

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