Tag Archives: 1980s

Ranking Roger of General Public, the Beat Dies at 56

Ranking Rogers, lead singer of the Beat (aka the English Beat in North America) and a founding member of General Public, died at home in England Tuesday, March 26. Roger, second from right in black hat (Image via Arista) His death was confirmed by a post on the Beat's Facebook page, which read: “'He fought…
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11 Surprising Things in a 1985 Copy of ‘Teen Set’

Teen Set was a teenybopper pinup-style magazine that thrived for a period of time in the '80s. I'm not sure if it is connected to an earlier magazine of the same title, but the September 1985 copy I own was published by Howard A. Weiss and edited by Sheila M. Cantillon. (more…)
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Madonna: Polaroid Heaven

Madonna's onetime costumer designer and stylist Marlene Stewart created looks for the videos “Material Girl,” “Papa Don't Preach,” “Like a Prayer,” “Express Yourself,” “Vogue” and for the Queen of Pop's early tours. (more…)
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