101 Forgotten Pop Hits of the 1980s

by Nick Parkhouse



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781449098476

About the Book

The 1980s was a memorable decade for music. Many of the biggest hits from the era are now regarded as modern standards, played at weddings, parties and on radio stations the world over.

Whilst the decade threw up some of the most iconic artists and well-recognised songs in music history, it also produced hundreds of hidden gems; songs which were big hits at the time but have not enjoyed the same level of radio airplay and exposure over the last quarter of a century.

101 Forgotten Pop Hits of the 1980s aims to remedy this and to jog the nation's memory about all those fantastic pop records of the decade that have been criminally sidelined through the passing of time. With twelve number One singles and over eighty further top Ten hits included, this book champions those silver and gold selling records, none of which are obscure and all of which deserve their place in the 1980's Pop Hall of Fame.

From sharing cigarettes with Johnny Hates Jazz in the car park of the NEC to appearing on the same bill as Tony Hadley, Nick Parkhouse spent two years meeting and interviewing the artists, performers, musicians, writers and producers that shaped the pop landscape of the decade. 101 Forgotten Pop Hits of the 1980s is the definitive guide to the great music that inspired a generation.

About the Author

Nick Parkhouse is a writer and broadcaster. His work has appeared in The Times, the Mail on Sunday and The Independent and he also makes regular appearances on the BBC and other radio stations.

Trained in politics and financial services, Parkhouse worked as a senior manager before turning to writing. He now works on a freelance basis for a number of major international clients. 101 Forgotten Pop Hits of the 1980s is his first book.

Parkhouse also presents a local radio show featuring classic 1980s hits. He is regarded as one of the UK's leading authorities on popular music from this decade.

He lives in Nottingham with his wife, their four cats and, regularly, a smart child named Madeleine.