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Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues

To celebrate the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in cinemas December 18 (cert 15), we have teamed up with Paramount Pictures UK to offer you the chance to win a range of Anchorman retro goodies!

The 2013 DJ Marathon Weekend with DJ Monkeyboy

This coming weekend one of my online friends, and fellow 80s music lover, DJ Monkeyboy is hosting a 48 hour radio marathon to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. As he is such a huge fan of the 80s, no doubt his marathon will be littered with great songs, and so I wanted to let […]

Gary Moore – “Back On The Streets” Re-release.

This autumn, 23rd September, sees the release of an extended edition of the hugely successful debut solo album, Back On The Streets by Gary Moore. Released in 1978 this was the first authentic solo record by the British blues-rock guitarist legend featuring Thin Lizzy bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey. This classic album features […]

Tears For Fears ‘The Hurting’ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Universal Music Catalogue and Virgin / EMI are thrilled to announce the release of Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on October 21st, 2013 (October 22nd in North America). You can Pre Order by clicking HERE. Thirty years ago, in March 1983, Tears For Fears released their influential synth-pop debut, The Hurting. […]

Random Interview #8 – Garry Davenport

Random Interview number 8 is with Garry Davenport from Twitter. He chose quite a few random numbers and so his interview is a bit more in depth than the others, and a really good read. If you would like to be interviewed with random 80s questions, you can. Just send an email to chat@80snostalgia.com along […]

Random Interview #6 – Alex Walsh

Interview number 5 is with Alex Walsh, or @DaddaCool on Twitter. From the very first answer, I loved this interview! Many kids favourite holiday destinations may have been Florida, or Spain, or Australia… I just wasn’t expecting….. well, have a read! Where was your favourite holiday destination? Barnstaple. We used to down that that neck […]

Interview with Mark Jones

Looking through the archives of 80sNostalgia, I found an interview originally from about the year 2000 that, for some reason, hadn’t been copied across when I moved servers back in 2005. It was with Mark Jones, the graphics guy who worked on Wizball. Enjoy… An exclusive interview with Mark Jones The graphics guy behind Wizball […]

Competition – Speccy Nation Books

As you may know, thirty years ago a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Specrum fan Dan Whitehead has written a book reviewing 50 of the most […]

New Book – Speccy Nation

Thirty years ago, a little computer with rubber keys, a handful of colours and a squawking soundbox changed the world. The ZX Spectrum inspired a generation of British enthusiasts not only to play games but to create them. Free from the pressure of today’s global markets and blockbuster budgets, eager young coders gathered in bedrooms […]

Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981 it achieved the impossible; it was as cool as Star Wars despite being confined to Earth and set in the past. (Yes, technically, Star Wars was also set in the past, but that was in “a galaxy far, far away” and it sure looked like […]

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