Book review by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
If you love the music of the 1980’s, you will definitely love “Playing Back The 80s: A Decade Of Unstoppable Hits” by Jim Beviglia.
Music journalist Beviglia interviews more than sixty famous artists, producers, session musicians and writers who had a hand in some of the most recognizable ear worms of the 1980’s.
I enjoyed reading how artists including Sting, Phil Collins, John Lennon, Gary Numan, Journey, Richard Marx and Tom Petty were inspired to record the hits we all know and love to sing along to.
As I read the each chapter title, the tunes automatically began stirring memories and playing in my head.
Here are a few to wet your appetite:
* Whip It
* Jessie’s Girl
* The Way It Is
* Billie Jean
* Talking In Your Sleep
* Betty Davis Eyes
“Playing Back The 80s: A Decade Of Unstoppable Hits” by Jim Beviglia is published by Rowman & Littlefield and available at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538116395/Playing-Back-the-80s-A-Decade-of-Unstoppable-Hits
It is available on AMAZON at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J3S9JFX/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1