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The 1980s And Revivals...

Carrying the 1970s love of the 1950s into the 1980s, Mr Shakin' Stevens! The TV Times article featured above dates from 1979.

Kelly asks:

We seem to have nothing but revivals of recent decades now. I know the 1970s revived Rockabilly, the 1950s later on the 1960s, and had many other influences, but what about the 1980s?

When it came to revivals of then recent decades, Kelly, the 1980s continued the love affair with the 1950s which I believe began towards the end of the 1960s, and the 1960s popped in and out. A half-hearted and very tongue-in-cheek '70s revival kicked in circa 1988, but it lacked the fervour and hype of the 1990s/2000s version and was rather droll. It was so half-hearted, I wasn't even aware of it at the time.

In 1989, the revivals scene seemed to be turning back to the 1960s again with Tears For Tears
Sowing The Seeds of Love and the Stone Roses blasting onto the scene with their '60s-influenced first album. I'll be featuring some material on what was nostalgic and what was revived in the '80s soon.

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