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What's New at Simply Eighties?
28th May - Ladybird Reissues - the latest releases of classic tales from Dracula to The Wizard of Oz.

26th May - Ladybird Books from the 70s - including the 'Well-Loved Tales' series, 'Sounds and Pictures' and more. 

24th May - Annuals from 1981 - a look back at a selection of titles inc. Roy Of The Rovers, Heidi, Larry The Lamb and more besides.
18th May - Retro Bags - this updated section now features even more 70s and 80s themed bags.
16th May - Shoulder Pads - a look back at power dressing in the 80s with photos of original jackets and dresses.
11th May - Clive James On Television - take a look back at the funny clips show which featured the bizarre Japanese game show Endurance.
9th May - Bob's Full House - the 80s TV game show based on bingo which was presented by Bob Monkhouse.
5th May - Deputy Dawg - a look back at the Terrytoons cartoon which featured the sheriff dog with a raspy voice and the "cotton-pickin' varmints".
1st May - Neil - Hole In My Shoe - the psychedelic hippie tune from the 60s covered by 80s hippy Neil from The Young Ones.
29th April - Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain - Kylie's third hit with PWL with a directionless video featuring a stepladder, carousel and a slinky red dress!
28th April - Raleigh Chopper - a look back at a cultural icon from the 70s with videos, photos and facts.
25th April - Palazzo Pants - we've hand-picked two sections of these trendy, flared trousers - cheap and eye-catching.
22nd April - Inch High Private Eye - a look back at the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon featuring the bumbling miniature detective.
20th April - Joust Game - the free online version of the classic arcade platform game from 1982.

17th April - Kindle e-Books - a brand new section featuring novels, memoirs, quizzes and factual books with a nostalgic theme. 

14th April - 80s Tank Tops and Vest Tops - a brand new section featuring sleeveless shirts with a retro or 80s theme.
12th April - Fat Boys and The Beach Boys "Wipeout". when the 60s met the 80s for a bizarre collaboration. Plus, where are those Fat Boys now?
8th April - Hi-Fidelity - The Kids From Fame - dig out your old leg warmers and enjoy the very first hit single by the Kids from 1982.
4th April - 40th Birthday Cards - a wide range of cards in many styles inc. pop-up, hand-made, funny, sophisticated, unsophisticated etc.
2nd April - Life on Earth - a look back at the ground-breaking BBC nature documentary series with David Attenborough.
31st March - Wonder Woman T-shirts. A brand new section packed with low cost tees for adults and kids.

29th March - Born in the 80s Gift Ideas - you'll now find many more ideas in this revamped section, inc. 30th Birthday ideas. 

27th March - Wham! Club Tropicana - filmed at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, we see the boys surrounded by bikini-clad girls and sipping cocktails - but all is not what it seems!
23rd  March - Entertainment - This brand new section allows you to access music videos, free games, movies and TV from one page.
21st March - Choplifter! Review of the early 80s, sideways-scrolling shoot-em-up for 8 bit systems.
19th March - 80s T-shirts for under £10 including delivery. It's been tough finding them, but we now have a full page of very low cost tees for women!
11th March - 80s Skirts - tutus, minis, ra-ra, ruffle and petticoat skirts. Lots of ideas for fun 80s dress-up.

9th March - Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime - a bizarre video and influential Eno production combined to create this 80s classic. 

5th March - The Adventures of Sir Prancelot - the very British and amusing animation from the 1970s from the makers of Captain Pugwash.

3rd March - Retro and Vintage Sunglasses - a brand new page for our U.S. visitors featuring the coolest designs around. 




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What were people protecting their eyes with back in the 80s? Actually, some styles didn't protect the eyes at all and were worn purely as a fashion accessory. From Ray-Bans to shutter shades, on this revamped page I look back at the wide variety of styles that were worn in the eighties.  

Some of these are going to bring the memories of your childhood flooding back! Read about the most popular toys and games from both the 1970s and 80s including Subbuteo, BigTrak, Action Man, Cabbage Patch Dolls and a whole lot more on the 80s Toys page.
They were often unreliable and prone to rust, but there are still many of us who are very fond of the old cars from the 70s and 80s. So which were your favourites? To help you decide, you'll find lots of photos of classic and not-so classic cars, inc. models by British Leyland, as well as sports cars and some American cars, too. Plenty of car photos and plenty of memories, too - visit the 80s Cars page.
Computer games were a lot simpler back in the 1980s, but they were also a lot more accessible. Frogger, Defender and Pac-Man were particular favourites of mine, and you can access many old classics on this page and play online for free, as well as read reviews of other computer games from the 80s.
The 1980s saw the beginning of the home computing revolution, a time when many of us actually learned how to program our computers. Which games consoles and computers did you use back in the 80s? From the very simple ZX80 to the highly popular, 16 bit Commodore Amiga, they can all be found on the 80s Computers page.
So what did you wear in the eighties? This page features the outrageous clothing being worn in the great decade including crazy New Romantic big hair and quiff hair styles for men, shoulder pads, ra-ra skirts, parachute pants, Don Johnson (from Miami Vice) in his white suits, "Choose Life" T-shirts, pixie boots, boxer shorts, Ray Bans, big spectacles - the list goes on! Did you have 80s style or were you like me, an 80s fashion disaster!
These video clips and photos will help you to relive your 70s or 80s childhood, and on this page you can look at bucketloads of old-fashioned confectionary from the past, some of which has now disappeared, and some of which is still being made today. The question is, did you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?

Is it just me, or was there much more to watch on the TV when we were kids? Although we only had three TV channels here in the UK, there was always something decent to watch, and this page features links to dozens of pages about both British and American TV Shows
from yesteryear. Were you a Dukes Of Hazzard fan, or maybe Charlie's Angels was more your thang?

The 1980s saw the birth of the music video revolution, thanks mainly to MTV. Here you'll find a complete A-Z of all the music video pages on the Simply Eighties site. It's an ever-growing list, and you find everything from ABBA to ZZ Top. Most of the videos are official (where available), and I've hand-picked the best quality ones from Youtube. From New Wave to 80s power ballads, they're all here!

So who had a trim phone? Actually, we never had one of these as we just weren't posh enough - just a plain old, standard cream dial telephone for us! Anyway, on the 80s technology page I have written about my own experiences with VHS tapes, an Amstrad TV, CB Radio and a lot more besides

So what gadgets couldn't we live without during the 1980s? Actually, we could live without them a darn sight better than than people do these days. Now that's either because the gadgets were rubbish, or because we were made of sterner stuff. Whatever your thoughts, here you'll find lots of pictures and facts about digital watches, instant cameras, VCR's and Sodastream.

Glamour model Linda Lusardi went on to become a TV presenter and actress, and you'll be pleased to know that you can find out what happened to lots of other famous folk from the 80s on this page.

80s Fashion - Olivia Newton John

Let's Get Physical - Not Half!