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80's Music Artists

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Bette Midler

Genre:Adult ContemporaryDemo:25-35,35-50,50 +

Bette Midler

Born in Patterson, New Jersey, but raised in Hawaii, Bette Midler has enjoyed a remarkable and wide-ranging career since 1972. As a young child, she showed an interest in acting and singing, and by the early 1960’s Bette Midler found herself in New York pursuing a career in entertainment. She quickly landed a role in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, and around the same time developed her own nightclub act that included not only singing pop hits and show tunes, but...

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Betty Wright

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

Betty Wright

The R&B artist known as Betty Wright was born Bessie Regina Norris in 1953 in Florida. The youngest in a large family, Betty began part of her sibling’s gospel group when she was still a preschooler, and she performed with her family until 1965, when she was only eleven year olds. At that time, Wright caught the attention of record labels, and she was signed to her first contract when she was only twelve. Initially, Betty rose to local fame with the singles &ldqu...

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Big Daddy Kane

Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:18-25,25-35,35-50

Big Daddy Kane

The rapper known as Big Daddy Kane was born Antonio Hardy in 1968 in Queens, New York. In the early 1980’s, Big Daddy Kane teamed up with Biz Markie to form both a songwriting partnership and the duo Juice Crew, which led to his own debut single, “Raw,” in 1987. The song was an underground sensation, spawning a career which would last well up to the new millennium. Long Live the Kane, Big Daddy Kane’s debut album, was released in 1988 and featured “...

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Billy Cobham

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

Billy Cobham

World renowned jazz drummer and composer Billy Cobham was born in 1944 in Panama. Cobham grew up in New York City and studied at the High School of Music and Art. After graduating in 1962, Billy first played for the U.S. Army Band, and then returned to the New York music scene, performing around the city and introducing New Yorkers to a unique blend jazz fusion, incorporating elements of of funk, jazz, and rock. In 1971, Billy Cobham began to tour extensively with Miles Davis, a...

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Billy Crystal

Genre:ComedyDemo:25-35,35-50,50 +

Billy Crystal

The American actor and comedian Billy Crystal was born in 1948 in New York. Long before Crystal became one of the era’s most beloved comedians, appearing in such blockbuster hits as When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers, he grew up in Long Beach, on Long Island. Billy’s father was a music producer and promoter who unfortunately passed away when Billy was a teenager.  But Billy followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a career in the entertainment industry, alt...

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Billy Idol

Genre:Classic RockPrice:Under $200,000Demo:25-35,35-50,50 +

Billy Idol

Billy Idol was one of the artists of the 1980’s whose launch to stardom was perfectly timed with the launch of the first television video network, MTV. A good-looking “bad boy,” Billy Idol was the precise combination of attitude, sound, and presence to fully capitalize on the video craze and what it had to offer. Billy Idol was born in 1955 in Middlesex, England. As a young man, he joined a group of punk rockers who idolized the Sex Pistols, and learned quickly...

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Billy Ocean

Genre:Classic R&BDemo:35-50,50 +

Billy Ocean

The recording artist known as Billy Ocean was born Leslie Sebastian Charles in 1950 in Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago. Billy grew up in Essex, England, and as a child he was greatly influenced by his father, who was also a musician. As a teenager, Ocean frequented the clubs around London until he was discovered by a manager who saw his potential as a recording artist.   Billy Ocean recorded his self-titled debut album in 1976, featuring the song “Love Really ...

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Billy Squier

Genre:Classic RockPrice:Under $100,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Billy Squier

Billy Squire was born in 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts. Squire grew up influenced by the music of Eric Clapton, and while growing up he learned to play the guitar.  After high school he attended Berklee College of Music, and in the early 1970’s he established his first band, Kicks, before joining the band Piper. The band fared pretty well; they opened for KISS during their tours in the late 1970’s and received positive reviews from the critics. After leavi...

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Biz Markie

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

Biz Markie

Biz Markie was born Marcel Theo Hall in 1964 in New Jersey. In the early 1980’s, Markie began rapping and beat-boxing around Long Island, and released his debut single “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz,” in the mid 1980’s. His light-hearted, humorous approach to rap garnered him some attention, and by the time his debut album, Goin’ Off, was released in 1988, he’d already established a local following. Biz’s sophomore effort, The Biz ...

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Blondie

Genre:Classic RockPrice:Under $200,000Demo:25-35,35-50,50 +

Blondie

The band Blondie originally came together when Chris Stein joined The Stilettos in 1973 and formed a romance with Deborah Harry, one of the band’s vocalists. The rest, they say, is history. As early pioneers of the 1970’s punk and New Wave scene, Stein and Harry originally created the band Angel and the Snakes, but renamed themselves Blondie in 1975. Drummer Billy O’Connor and bassist Fred Smith came on board, and Blondie was released in 1977. The Aust...

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Blue Oyster Cult

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

Blue Oyster Cult

The band Blue Oyster Cult began in the late 1960’s on Long Island, in New York, when Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser, and Bruce Abbott came together to create the band The Disciples, playing local venues and college parties while attending college in Potsdam, New York. Later incarnations of the band would include the name Travesty, with other musicians, but eventually Albert and Donald forged ahead, adding some other band members, and the seeds for Blue Oyster Cult were planted. ...

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Bob Geldof

Genre:Celebrity SpeakersPrice:Under $100,000Demo:35-50,50 +

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof formed the punk group Boomtown Rats in 1975. During the band's existence, it moved from the pure energy and aggression of hits like "Looking After No. 1" to the more sophisticated but still provocative "I Don't Like Mondays" (its title derived from the answer given by a San Diego schoolgirl when asked why she'd killed her classmates). The band became a moderate success in the U.K., though it never really broke through in the U.S. In the...

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