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A Christmas Classic Has An Even Greater Significance During This Trying Year

December 25th, 2020

It was late 1984, and Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof was sitting down to watch a bit of telly as the calendar began to turn towards the holidays. However, what he saw that evening was anything but festive. Geldof watched as a documentary news program detailed the horrible starving and suffering going on in Africa due to incredible droughts and oppression. And as he watched, he was moved to tears, sorrow, and finally, action. He knew he had to do something to help, but just donating money himself seemed so small, so insignificant. How could he do something larger? Finally, he had the idea, and... Read More

Some Like It Hot… With The Video You Deserve

November 30th, 2020

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and you all know by now that means today you get your Video You Deserve. That’s right, every Monday, to begin your week with awesomeness, we, the kind, tender, gentle, loving, butt-kicking souls at QuadCities.com give you a cheesy music video to start your week with a laugh and maybe a weird video and catchy song or something. This week’s video is from a band that started off as a side project and ended up breaking up a popular band, sending them into a new era. It was 1985, and Duran Duran were the biggest band on the planet. The group had sold millions of records... Read More

And Just Before Election Day, The Video You Deserve Is…

November 2nd, 2020

It’s a day before Election Day. And so, the Video You Deserve is, of course, “Election Day.” Back in 1985, Duran Duran were undeniably the biggest band in the world. They’d had multiplatinum success worldwide with “Rio” and its trio of hits in “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Rio” and “Save A Prayer,” and followed that up a year later in 1984 with “Seven And The Ragged Tiger,” which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and spawned three top ten hits worldwide in “Union of the Snake,” “New Moon on Monday,”... Read More