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80's Music Artists

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MC Lyte

Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

MC Lyte

MC Lyte was born Lana Michelle Moorer in 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. Long before she became famous as the first solo female rapper of the 1980’s, MC Lyte began rhyming while she was still in middle school. Her first single, “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)” was recorded in 1986 but her debut album, Lyte as a Rock, was released two years later. Lyte as a Rock featured the hits “Paper Thin” and “10% Dis,” both of which landed MC Lyte on the m...

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Megadeth

Genre:Rock MusicPrice:Under $100,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Megadeth

The iconic American thrash metal band, Megadeth, was born in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s. Alongside Antrhax, Slayer, and Metallica, Megadeth is considered one of the most important metal bands in American music history, often credited as one of the bands to fully establish the thrash metal genre. Megadeth was the brainchild of musician Dave Mustaine, who founded the group after leaving Metallica. The band recorded a demo in 1984 and signed with Combat Records later that year, pav...

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Meli'sa Morgan

Genre:R&BPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50

Meli'sa Morgan

The R&B singer Meli’sa Morgan rose to fame with a string of hits in the mid 1980’s and early 1990’s. As a child, Meli’sa grew up singing in her local church choir, and by the early 1980’s she’d joined her first group, Shades of Love, with whom she experienced some significant success. With Shades of Love, Meli’sa recorded the top forty hit “Body to Body (Keep in Touch),” but within a year she’d left the group to launch her own...

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Melissa Manchester

Genre:Adult ContemporaryPrice:Under $25,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester was born in the Bronx, New York, to a fashion designer and a professional bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera. As a young child, Manchester learned to play the harpsichord and piano, and eventually went on to study music at the High School of Performing Arts. By the time she was fifteen, she was singing for commercials. She went on to attend New York University, and during her college years, she often performed on the local club scene. It was during...

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Melle Mel

Genre:Old School Hip HopDemo:35-50,50 +

Melle Mel

The American hip-hop and rap artist known as Melle Mel was born Melvin Glover in 1961. Melle Mel rose to prominence as one of the primary songwriters for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and is recognized today as one of the pioneers of early rap and hip-hop music.   Before he became one of the first rappers to adopt a moniker beginning with “MC,” Melle Mel recorded a number of hits with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, including “...

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Metallica

Genre:Classic RockPrice:Under $1,000,000Demo:18-25,25-35,35-50

Metallica

Among American heavy metal bands, Metallica ranks at the top of the list, as a band which while remaining true to its genre while managing to achieve a significant amount of mainstream crossover success. Metallica has given American audiences some of the most memorable hard rock and metal classics, many of which also rose to spots in the top 40 on the mainstream charts. Funded in the early 1980’s, Metallica began as the brainchild of drummer Lars Ulrich. The band released ...

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Michael Feinstein

Genre:Adult ContemporaryPrice:Under $200,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein was born in 1956 in Columbus, Ohio. He began studying piano at the young age of five, relying on a talent for playing by ear instead of reading sheet music, which led to the end of his formal lessons and the beginning of his self-driven study of music.  In 1976, Michael’s family moved to Los Angeles and in 1977 he was hired by Ira Gershwin to assist with The Gershwin archives. He kept the job all the way until Gershwin’s death in 1983. A year l...

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Michael McDonald

Genre:Adult ContemporaryPrice:Under $150,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is known for his soulful voice and his contributions to the Doobie Brothers during their most successful recording period. His style brought “Taking it to the Streets” and “What a Fool Believes” to the band, but by 1982 Michael McDonald was ready for a solo career. If That’s What it Takes, Michael McDonald’s debut, was released in 1982.  The hit single “I Keep Forgetting,” which found itsel...

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Midnight Star

Genre:Disco / FunkPrice:Under $15,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Midnight Star

The American band Midnight Star was established in 1976 and rose to fame in the 1980’s, with a string of R&B hits. The group was started by founding members Jeff Cooper, Bo Watson, Bill Simmons, Kenneth Gant, Melvin Gentry, Belinda Lipscomb, and Reggie Calloway, while all were students attending Kentucky State University.   Midnight Star released their debut album, The Beginning, in 1980. The album didn’t chart or garner any hits for the band, and...

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Mike Ditka

Genre:Sports CelebritiesPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Mike Ditka

American football legend Mike Ditka, known as “Iron Mike,” was born Michael Dyczko in 1939 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Mike’s father was a welder in the steel manufacturing industry and encouraged his young son to pursue a college education to ensure that his prospects in life would be strong. While in high school, Ditka excelled in a number of sports but stood out for his talents on the football field. With initial aspirations to become a dentist, Mike Ditka accepted an a...

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Mike Stern

Genre:Jazz & BluesPrice:Under $50,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Mike Stern

The American jazz guitarist Mike Stern was born in 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. Long before Stern became known for his work with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and with Miles Davis, he attended the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied jazz extensively. Stern’s big breakthrough came in 1976, when he was offered a gig with Blood, Sweat & Tears. He remained with the band for two years.   After leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears, M...

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Miki Howard

Genre:Jazz & BluesPrice:Under $25,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Miki Howard

The jazz and R&B singer known as Miki Howard was born Alicia Michelle Howard in 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. Miki rose to fame in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with a string of chart-topping R&B hits, but long before that she grew up in a household filled with musical influences; her parents were gospel singers who counted among their friends such high-profile performers as Mavis Staples, Fats Domino, Shirley Caesar, and Aretha Franklin.   Mi...

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