Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bananarama - Viva Album Review

What with new girl bands on the block the Dolly Rockers, Paradiso Girls and Girls Can’t Catch plus the return of the Sugababes and Saturdays, we forgot to mention the comeback of one of the biggest girl groups with one of the best band names ever, the grandmothers of them all – Bananarama....

...Elsewhere, the very reason why so many loved Bananarama in the first place is lost – a sense of artless fun, from their shambolic style and public appearances back in their 80s beginnings through the later Stock Aitken Waterman frivolity to their even-now hilarious interviews... [to be continued]

Pete wowed by new school

POP music mogul Pete Waterman has officially unveiled a £21 million state-of-the-art school.
The former Stock, Aitken and Waterman producer was at the opening of Sir William Stanier Community School, in Crewe.
He was joined at yesterday's launch by fellow guest of honour, The Duke of Westminster. [to be continued]

Kylie Minogue and I won't wed, says toyboy lover

Spanish model Andres Velencoso, 31, says falling in love with 41-year-old Kylie has changed his life.
But he quashed rumours the pair will wed next month as they celebrate their first anniversary. [to be continued]

Dannii gets X-cited with Kylie

THE much-awaited shots of Kylie Minogue helping her little sis Dannii out in the judges' houses round of X Factor are out... [to be continued]

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jason Donovan - Share My World - GMTV

Jason Donovan (& his guitarist Stelios) perform an acoustic version of his single 'Share My World' live from his tour bus on GMTV. 

Jovanotti - Gimme Five (PWL Remix)

It's the first time I hear this remix. He's Jovanotti a very famous italian singer and showman. At the end of the '80s he had 4 singles in the italian top 20 and this was one of them. But I never heard this version before.

Jovanotti - Gimme Five (Intercord 1989). Italo pop / rap song remixed by PWL`s Pete Hammond.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pete Waterman returns to the airwaves with Smooth Radio show

Record producer and former Pop Idol judge Pete Waterman to host radio show for the first time since late 1980s...
"It's great to be back on air, playing all my favourite songs and reliving all those wonderful memories," said Waterman.
Waterman has notched up more than 20 UK number one singles with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Musical Youth and Steps. He began his career in the 1960s as a club DJ, hosted a Radio 1 soul show in the 1970s and was a presenter on Liverpool's Radio City in the late 1980s. [to be continued]

Saturday, September 12, 2009

80's Music - Smash Hits (pt 1)

80's Music - Smash Hits (pt 1)

80's Music - Smash Hits (pt 2)

80's Music - Smash Hits (pt 3)

80's Music - Smash Hits (pt 4)

80's Music - Smash hits (pt 5)

Steps - Stepping out

Steps - Stepping out - Part One

Steps - Stepping out - Part Two

Steps - Stepping out - Part Three

Steps - Stepping out - Part Four

Steps - Stepping out - Part Five

Steps - Stepping out - Part Six

Friday, September 4, 2009

Donna Summer’s voice is key to long career

Ever since Summer and producers Moroder and Bellotte hooked up for the foundational disco hits “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love,” Summer’s voice has been the go-to for producers ranging from Quincy Jones to the team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and Summer says, “I think part of that is the mystique of being one of the founding mothers of the genre, and they kind of want to have that in their resumé. I understand that; it’s a good thing.”...