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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Fame for Kids 35th Anniversary concert onSunday 3rd December 2017

Tickets now on sale for additional Fame for Kids 35th Anniversary concert onSunday 3rd December 2017 Teatro Nuovo Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy. Tickets available at 40, 35 and 30 Euros. Starring Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples.
 
 
 
 

Chicago Tribune Article Season June 1982



According to the Chicago Tribune in June 1982, Before Morgan stevens was cast in the Role of David Reardon Patrick Cassidy was being considered as a regular in the Second Season of "Fame"

Winners - U.S. 35th Anniversary


18th November is  the 35th Anniversary of the very first broadcast in the U.S. of  "Winners"

Celebrate with us and re-watch. The English, French and Italian versions of the episode are below. Then let us know what you think on the Facebook Fame Discussion Group.



French Dubbed


Italian Dubbed

Happy Birthday Eric Pierpoint


Happy 67th Birthday Eric Pierpoint for 18th November.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

When The Going Gets Tough - Billy Hufsey


"When the Going Gets Tough" comes from the season 6 episode "The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much". Written by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry Eastmond, Mutt Lange and Billy Ocean, it is performed by Billy Hufsey, Loretta Chandler and Olivia Barash.

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Janet Jackson State of the World Concert Review 2017


 
Concert Review: Janet Jackson at the Hollywood Bowl By Andrew barker Variety.com

 
I’m usually not very talkative,” Janet Jackson quipped toward the end of her two-hour performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 8, “but there’s so much history on this stage.” Indeed, the singer, who had just closed her main set with her 1989 hit “Rhythm Nation,” was surrounded by more than two dozen dancers and choreographers from throughout her career, who had joined her onstage to perform a massive, perfectly synchronized rendition of the song’s unmistakable dance routine.

With that disclaimer, she went on to spend nearly 15 minutes introducing each of her former collaborators by name, sometimes telling brief anecdotes, and allowing each the opportunity to bust out a few solo moves. It may have been the only obviously unscripted sequence of the night, but in a way it was very much of a piece with the entire evening, as Jackson managed to expertly pull off an all-stops stadium pop show while still imbuing the affair with plenty of her own idiosyncratic personality.

A resumption/expansion of her 2015 tour in support of then-new album “Unbreakable” (which was postponed for her pregnancy), Jackson’s “State of the World” tour has pared down the emphasis on that release and revamped the set with an eye toward 2017’s flashpoint issues. More than “Unbreakable,” the show is now largely modeled on her blockbuster “Rhythm Nation 1814” — at least half of that album’s songs were on the setlist, and its careful balance of dance anthems and political activism gave the show its focus.
 
Before “The Knowledge” kicked off the night, Jackson’s stage was obscured by three moving LCD screens that offered a cheat sheet of current social ills – the Syrian civil war, climate change, resurgent white supremacy — finally filling up with the names of unarmed black men killed by police. Later on, Jackson tackled 1997 deep-cut “What About” with dancers acting out domestic violence scenarios on the wings. Such earnest advocacy can come across awkwardly when dropped into the middle of an otherwise glitzy pop concert, but for Jackson’s part, the messages were woven deep into the fabric of the songs, and never did they come across as hectoring.
It helped, too, that Jackson seemed to know exactly how much provocation she could get away with, always ready with a “Get the point? Let’s dance” whenever patience might be tested. Flanked by as many as eight dancers, with a seven-piece band plugging away in the shadows on an upstage riser, Jackson was in nearly constant movement throughout the show, and the lighting was flashy yet thematically appropriate – a wash of purple for the Prince-like “Escapade,” a blinding single white spotlight for the 1986 empowerment anthem “Nasty.” The first part of the set was given over to hyperkinetic, back-to-back medleys of material from Jackson’s earlier albums, which could almost be read as a power move: not many singers can afford to quickly burn through eight top 10 hits in the first half hour of a concert. Her dancing took top priority during these segments, and any concerns that Jackson might be lacking a step due to age and recent maternity proved happily unfounded.
While she leaned on two background singers to help carry her through the aerobic early-going, Jackson gave her pipes a spotlight on the ballad-heavy middle stretch, particularly the rarely-performed “Twenty Foreplay.” (It also showcased perhaps the boldest of her three costume changes: a loose denim jacket, sweatpants and a flannel shirt tied around her waist.) Though strong, Jackson’s voice isn’t always the most layered of instruments, but it has a softness and a lilting sweetness that she managed to emphasize while still projecting well enough to cut through the clatter.
The show really got moving in the latter half, with Jackson balancing style and substance as she steadily ratcheted up the intensity, from the crowd singalong “That’s the Way Love Goes” to the sinuous house pulse of “Together Again” and hard rock-charged takes on “If” and “Scream,” all building to the obvious climax of “Rhythm Nation.”
While it took some work to spot under-30s in the audience, rarely did this show feel like a nostalgia trip. Even if the busy rhythms and tinny LinnDrum stomp of her early hits couldn’t have much less in common with the downbeat sound of today’s R&B, Jackson’s stamp is all over the contemporary pop landscape — and at 51, she proved she still has a few new lessons for her heirs.

Janet Introduces all her Dancers from previous tours.
 
 
 

 



Monday, 13 November 2017

Song of the Week - Be Your Own Hero


Song of the Week - Be Your Own Hero performed by Erica Gimpel




La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
La, La, La, La, La, La, La, 
La, La, La, La, La,   

"You gotta be your own hero.
 You gotta have something worth fighting for.
 Go out and find your own dream now. Oh, now.
 'Cause you only get one shot now, baby.
 You better make it hot now, baby.
 Give it what you got.

You gotta be your own hero (Be your own hero) 
Be your own hero (Gotta be your own hero).
Be your own hero.

Wishing on a rainbow at my feet.
It's a lucky sign.
Ain't nothing but the oil slick in the street,
After the rain.
But I, I feel A rush of inspiration in my heart.
It's real, Gonna ride this new sensation.
Tonight I'm opening and starring In my life.
You gotta be your own hero.
You gotta be your own hero.

Innocence in white chiffon.
You can't save it once it's gone.
Still the beat goes on.
As we watch our legends dying.
Toy soldiers in a storm.
Falling one by one.
So Drink a toast to Jimmy Dean And the queen of Sigma Chi.

You gotta be your own hero (Gotta be your own hero) 
Be your own hero (Gotta be your own hero)
Be your own hero.

Light a candle for the believers,
Still reaching for the sky (Reaching for the sky).
The future's in their eyes.
You gotta be your own hero 
(La La, la, la La, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la) 
You gotta be your own hero 
(La La, la, la La, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la) 

You gotta be your own hero (La)
Look into their eyes (La, la, la) 
You gotta be (La, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la) 
You gotta be your own hero (La) 
Light a candle for the believers (La, la, la)
You gotta be (La, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la) 
You gotta be your own hero (La, la, la, la) 
You gotta be your own hero. (La!)"

U.K Charts 13th November 1982


On the U.K. album chart for 13th November 1982  the is no change at the top for the  Kids From Fame album but The Kids From Fame Again album slips to number 4. 
 
On the U.K. singles chart "Starmaker" drops to number 7. This will be the last time that the Kids feature in the U.K. top ten on the singles chart.
 
 

Remembering Albert Hague


Remembering Albert Hague on the anniversary of his death.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Fame For Kids Reunion 2017 Gazetta De Parma Article

 
Tickets now on sale for additional Fame for Kids 35th Anniversary concert onSunday 3rd December 2017 Teatro Nuovo Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy. Tickets available at 40, 35 and 30 Euros. Starring Jesse Borrego, Lee Curreri, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and Nia Peeples.
 
 
 

Solo Song - U.S. 35th Anniversary



 11th November is  the 35th Anniversary of the very first broadcast in the U.S. of  "Solo Song"

Celebrate with us and re-watch. The English, French, Italian and Spanish versions of the episode are below. Then let us know what you think on the Facebook Fame Discussion Group.




French Dubbed
 


Italian Dubbed

Spanish Dubbed 

Ebay of the Week


This week a set of all 4 Fame Annuals

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This will be the last  Ebay of the week for this year. New Posts will continue in 2018.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Debbie Allen on Grey's Anatomy reaching 300 Episodes


Debbie Allen on Grey's Anatomy reaching 300 Episodes. The 300th episode airs tonight in the U.S on ABC.