Session III 2015: 80s Music - Bird School of Music

Session III starts Monday, January 26, 2015. This session we’ll be exploring 80s Music – everything from pop powerhouses like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper to heavy metal bands like AC/DC and Kiss.

Although often mocked for its big hair and synthesizers, the 80s are a surprisingly rich musical landscape for us to explore. Genres like pop, new wave and “alternative rock” rose to prominence, while 70s heavyweights like The Police and Bruce Springsteen continued to put out good work, metal bands from Van Halen to Guns N’ Roses filled arenas, and influences like ska and hip hop gained main-stream audiences.

Since this era is ancient history for most of our bands, we encourage parents to share your own favorite songs to help find those big hits, hidden gems and songs begging for a fresh touch.

Some bands to explore (in addition to those mentioned above), from icons to one-hit-wonders:
a-ha
The Bangles
Billy Idol
Blondie
The Cars
The Cure
Depeche Mode
Devo
Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Echo & The Bunnymen
Eurythmics
INXS
Joan Jett
Michael Jackson
New Order
Prince
R.E.M.
U2
Wham!
Whitney Houston


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