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1980s All-American Entertainment
"How much do you remember about the decade that spawned Madonna, Preppies and the moonwalk?"
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Which movie character uttered the phrase that many think sums up the go-go 80s: "Greed is good"?
Colonel Nathan Jessup
The autobiography of this former automobile executive has the distinction of being one of the few books (fiction or non-fiction) to top the best seller charts for two consecutive years ('84 and '85). Who is the author?
Henry Ford III
The best selling single of 1980, "Call Me" by Blondie, was the theme song for which movie?
"An Officer and a Gentleman"
"Desperately Seeking Susan"
On November 16, 1981 an estimated 30 million people tuned in to "General Hospital" to watch the wedding of daytime television's first supercouple. What were their names?
Luke and Laura
Frisco and Felicia
Patch and Kayla
Erica and Dimitri
The charity song for famine relief called "We Are the World" was recorded in 1985 by a 'supergroup' of popular musicians called "USA for Africa". Surprisingly, included in the group was an alum of "Saturday Night Live" more known for his/her comedic chops than singing ability. Who was it?
This 1984 album, the recording artist's seventh, landed seven Top 10 singles on the Billboard Top 100 chart. Produced by (among others) Steven Van Zandt, at least two of the songs from this album have been used in presidential campaigns. Name the album.
"Rhythm Nation 1814" by Janet Jackson
"Purple Rain" by Prince
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen
During the 1980s Andrew Lloyd Webber won a record-setting three Tony Awards for Best Musical. Which of the following musicals was NOT one credited to Sir Andrew?
"The Phantom of the Opera"
Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, J. J. Jackson, Mark Goodman and Martha Quinn - what are they famous for?
The first news anchors of CNN when it was launched in 1980
Members of The Buggles who sang "Video Killed the Radio Star", the 1st video shown on MTV
The original "VJ's" on MTV in 1981
Each gave a eulogy at the 1982 funeral of John Belushi
About which couple did Frances Fitzgerald of the New Yorker say in 1987 "They epitomized the excesses of the 1980s: the greed, the love of glitz, and the shamelessness, which in their case was so pure as to almost amount to a kind of innocence."
Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
Donald and Ivana Trump
Harry and Leona Helmsley
Last but not least, who shot J.R.?
His sister-in-law Kristin Shepard
His jealous rival Cliff Barnes
His alcoholic brother Gary
His wife Sue Ellen
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