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Thread: 1980's MEGA-Huge Music Acts That Are Still Around?

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    Question 1980's MEGA-Huge Music Acts That Are Still Around?

    With Whitney Houston's passing, and Michael Jackson RIP, I thought of the mega-huge 1980s acts that are still alive today, and would still likely fill an arena. The only one's I can come up with are:

    Madonna
    Bruce Springsteen
    Prince
    New Kids On the Block(????)

    I'm not really a huge fan of any of them, and I'm not sure I would want to see any of these acts in concert. I admit, I probably would have gone to see Michael Jackson if he was in the area, if I could get a free ticket. But this thread isn't about who we would want to see in concert, so focus...

    What big 1980's MEGA music acts are still alive and can still draw at least 60% of the crowd they used to?

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    The best band of all time is still around -- U2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red Rick View Post
    What big 1980's MEGA music acts are still alive and can still draw at least 60% of the crowd they used to?
    I think Corey Hart could probably bring in at least 9 of the usual dozen or so people that would attend his concerts.
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    I miss the Spice Girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonuvahusker View Post
    I miss the Spice Girls.
    Baby, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Posh...yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    Baby, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Posh...yes.
    Awesome that you knew all their names!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lantern View Post
    Awesome that you knew all their names!
    Hehe.

    It helps I bumped into Baby and Sporty on the metro in Paris...and I liked a couple of their songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    Baby, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Posh...yes.
    Were you a big fan of "I'm Turning Japanese" by The Vapors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonuvahusker View Post
    Were you a big fan of "I'm Turning Japanese" by The Vapors?
    unfortunately I haven't heard of this group. sorry.

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    Black Sabbath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    Black Sabbath?
    Last time Sabbath toured the US they were hitting places like The Warfield in San Francisco that are a couple thousand seats at most.

    Metallica could probably still sell out a 20,000-30,000 seat venue though.







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