Europe's Stars of '80s Dance Pop Vol. 2 : 33 International Hitmakers Discuss Their Careers
Beginning early in the 1980s, dance-pop music artists in Europe and the UK ignited a high energy firestorm that burned across international borders. As exciting new beats flooded radio airwaves and filled the clubs, a generation of hitmakers got the world on its feet and brought people together as never before. In this book of original interviews, 33 celebrated singers, songwriters, producers and industry professionals who reached the top of the European, British and American charts during this era share personal memories of their lives, careers and unforgettable hits. They include Dutch remix master Ben Liebrand ("Lovely Day - The Sunshine Mix" by Bill Withers), Sven van Veen of MC Miker G & DJ Sven ("Holiday Rap"), Walter Werzowa of Edelweiss ("Bring Me Edelweiss"), Engelbert Humperdinck (Träumen Mit Engelbert LP), Helen Scott of The Three Degrees ("The Heaven I Need"), Marcus Gabler of O.K. ("OKAY!"), Lino Nicolosi of Valerie Dore ("The Night"), Tracy Spencer ("Run To Me"), Tony Esposito ("Kalimba De Luna"), Chaz Jankel ("Glad To Know You"), Kurt René Plisnier of Opus ("Live Is Life"), Jean-Pierre Morgand of Les Avions ("Nuit Sauvage"), Stedman Pearson of Five Star ("System Addict"), Lian Ross ("Fantasy"), Francesco Napoli ("Balla..Balla - Italian Hit Connection"), Precious Wilson, Judy Cheeks, Savage, producer Christian de Walden and more. Special commentary by Sandy Marton ("People From Ibiza") and Christa Mikulski (General Director of ZYX Records).
- Paperback | 370 pages
- 152 x 228 x 6mm | 576.06g
- 15 Mar 2018
- Pennsauken, United States
- 35 photos
About James Arena
JAMES ARENA is a New York-based author, host and commentator who has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, SiriusXM, Sky News (London) and other networks. He is the author of six-book series celebrating the lives and careers of over 200 international dance music artists across five decades. James is a former executive with Bertelsmann Entertainment (BMG) and a recipient of a G.E.M.A Foundation/City of Philadelphia award for preserving dance music history.