WELCOME BACK TO THE 80S
SEARCH FOR A MEMORY...
Do you remember the pleasure you experienced from visiting the local record store and purchasing the latest 12" single on vinyl? You may also remember popping down to the video rental store and hiring out the latest film on VHS such as Ghostbusters or Back To The Future? Sadly, you can no longer enjoy such an experience, but the memories remain forever etched inside our brains. Indeed, I think you'll agree that shopping in the 80s was a much more satisfying experience than it is today.Established in 2009, the Simply Eighties website is dedicated almost entirely to the 1980s and will help you to rekindle the many thousands of memories stored in your brain. The site explores all areas of the great decade, which was was very much in your face, with bold and daring fashion clothing, voluminous hair styles and groundbreaking music videos. The technology was innovative, too, with Sinclair and Commodore bringing computing to the masses. We hope you will enjoy browsing through the 1500+ pages on the site and taking a nostalgic trip back down memory lane.
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What's New at SimplyEighties.com?
When the duo met-up to record this classic cover, they also created an iconic video all within a matter of hours, with proceeds to Live Aid famine relief.
Yes it's true. The US comedy series that originally aired from 1988 to 1997 is set to return! See what Roseanne Barr and John Goodman look like now.
These five celebrities were very well-known back in the day and have come together for a new Channel 5 TV series which starts on 1st Sept.
Take a look back at a wide variety of publications that Sara has dug out of her loft. Including Sounds, Smash Hits, Elle, Woman's Own, Look-In and more besides.
This beautiful ballad was Gloria's breakthrough hit in the UK in 1989, and our new page includes the video, lyrics, photos and essential facts about the song.
80s Fashion.Clothing (U.S. website)
80s Clothes and Costumes
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.
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.
Let's Get Physical - Not Half!