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Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh my god. Remember THIS?!?

Do you REMEMBER all the Prince protegés in the 80's?!?
Too much.







So sad everyone: "Vanity" had to quit the group in 1984, so she was replaced by Appolonia.  Come on--you remember Appolonia:


 

Is that not HORRID?!? Come ON! You have to watch a few seconds of it. My favourite though, of all the girls Prince "created" was Sheila E. She was so cool when she hit those drums:



 



She had the other girls beat, because even though she might have been wearing a teddy, she could sing AND play the drums.

Vanity 6 


Appalonia 6 (source)
note the teddy bear

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you know you lurv it


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oh, and don't forget about Prince...


this was "sexy" in the 80's


Don't you miss all that lacy, lingerie CHEESE?  Oh, the 80's.  

I want to know which of you had PURPLE RAIN style.  

24 comments:

  1. I had and continue to have lots of Purple Rain style! lol
    I was a hybrid of Prince/Madonna with my holey stockings and rubber band bracelets with frosted bangs and lace - lots and lots of lace.
    Oh, I loved the 80's!

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    1. ooo! Frosted bangs and lots of lace! You must have ROCKED that look! Good for you. As a girl who came of age in the 80's--I approve.

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  2. OK, I did not exactly have Prince "style" per se, but I had a poster of Prince hanging in my room that I drooled over every day. And I played the Purple Rain soundtrack so much that the tape snapped. I love the 80's.

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    1. THE TAPE SNAPPED! See? What young chick can say THAT nowadays?

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  3. Girlfriend... Knew every damn word AND dance move (I've got the moves like Jagger)...

    Prince? PRIIIIIIINCE! Never did I forsake you. Even when you turned your name to a symbol...and I realized you were really really short...and that you wore high heels and make-up... I loved you through it all.

    The 80s rocked!

    Nitty Gritty Momma

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    1. yeah! I think we all felt betrayed when we realized how short he was/is. Why? Like he was going to date us???

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  4. You do remember that the beautiful Vanity is from our hometown. I always remember because one of her sisters was at a pool party my parents had when I was very little and her sister was gorgeous too.

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    1. Lisa, I remember that story now! I was so blown away by that when you told me years ago. It was so cool.

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  5. that appolonia video looks like a really cheap arobics show. they dance worse than me!!

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  6. Prince may be a tiny, makeup and lift wearing dude, but he always surrounds himself with a bevy of beauties, doesn't he?

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    1. yeah, that is probably what gave the illusion of him being attractive!

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  7. Yay for Vanity! Shes from our neck of the woods..I read a book about her recently. I am not kidding, I really did!

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    1. Yes! Lisa (few comments above, went to elementary with me) was just talking about that too!

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  8. How do I not know about Vanity and Appollonia? I feel so out of the loop! Sheila E, I know. And who wants to talk about Sheena Easton and her Sugar Walls?
    Oh the 80s, weren't they they best of times, the worst of times? xxxx

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    1. don't feel bad Curtise--I think they were only around for about 14 minutes. I am disappointed I'd forgotten about Sheena's stint as a PRINCE GIRL! Good for you for pointing that out!

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  9. I still watch Purple Rain from time to time. I loved Prince's clothes. His purple car is at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Minneapolis.

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    1. you know Ruth, I haven't seen that in YEARS.

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  10. I am still his number one fan. Little Red Corvette and Purple Rain (the whole album) have been on high rotation in my ears for THREE DECADES. Rock on. Sarah xxx

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  11. Good Rockin' Tonight with Terry David Mulligan.

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  12. I was so busy in the 80's teaching aerobics classes to this music that I barely knew any of these but Sheila E and Prince. I did though wear the 80's well! Great post Karen.

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    1. teaching aerobics! JIM, THAT'S AWESOME! And so very 80's!

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