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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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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Fame Calendar June

The June segment on the 2012 Fame Calendar is now available.

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Janet Jackson Start Anew Extended Mix

"Start Anew" is a very rare Janet Jackson track that was released as a single only in Japan on 11th October 1985. Written by Ralph McCarthy & Yuji Toriyama it was also an additional track on the initial pressing of the Japanese release of Janet's "Control" album.

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The song was also used in Japanese TV commercials.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Fame Producer & Writer Michael McGreevey Q&A

Q&A Interview with Fame produer and writer Michael Megreevey for the Fame Forever Site.

Janet Jackson Pretty Boy

"Pretty Boy" written by Jesse Johnson is performed by Janet Jackson on her 1984 "Dream Street" album.

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Monday, 28 May 2012

The Fame Explosion Magazine Article

Fame Explosion 1982 Magazine Article. Not sure which magazine it's from.

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Janet Jackson All My Love To You

"All My Love To You" written by Marlon Jackson and Tony Partler is performed by Janet Jackson on her 1984 "Dream Street" album.

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Janet Jackson Jet Magazine October 1981

Article from Jet Magazine from 15th October 1981 on Janet Jackson and Todd Bridges from Different Strokes.

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Doris Schwartz Time and Again Season 3 Episode 1

Season 3 of my fan fiction story "Doris Schwartz Time and Again" starts with Episode 1 titled "Pick Up The Broken Pieces Part 1". The title comes from the season 4 song "Broken Pieces".

Previously on "Doris Schwartz Time and Again":

Middle aged Doris Schwartz had somehow found herself back in the 80s at the school of the arts, where her teenage self had been a student. Interacting with her old friends and the school’s faculty had disrupted the time line and when Doris tried to save her friend Nicole Chapman dying in a car accident it had dire consequences, resulting in Danny Amatullo being killed instead. All this disruption had meant that differing time lines had merged into one and her friends from 6 different years had all met up together at a hospital. All now stood watching Doris awaiting some kind of explanation from her...
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Janet Jackson Hold Back the Tears

"Hold Back the Tears" written by Chris Eaton is performed by Janet Jackson from her 1984 "Dream Street" Album.

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Fame Behind the Scenes Magazine article 1983

Fame Behind the Scenes Magazine article 1983. I'm not sure which magazine this comes from.

Debbie Allen joins the Pacemakers

Debbie Allen Ad for Join the Pacemakers plus and interview.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Fame Magazine New To Fame Article

Official Fame Magazine article on Cynthia Gibb and Billy Hufsey joining the show.

You'll Never Find A Love like Mine Janet Jackson

"You'll Never Find A Love like Mine" written by René Moore & Angela Winbush and performed by Janet Jackson from her self titled 1982 album.

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Shane Blitz vs iBoot's Re-Work Mix

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Jet Magazine Article Erica Gimpel in Cold Case

Jet Magazine article from April 1988 featuring Erica Gimpel in TV Movie "Cold Case", which she co-starred with Byron Allen.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Fame Call Sheet

Extract from a Fame Call sheet detailing the day's shooting for 1st December 1982 for the episode "Star Quality". This page was given away as part of the fame Fan Club folder.

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Ebony Jr Fame Article October 1982

Ebony jr Magazine Fame Article from October 1982.

The Magic is Working Janet Jackson

"The Magic is Working", written by Dorie Pride and Gene Dozier, is performed by Janet Jackson from her 1982 self titled debut album. Janet performed the song on "Different Strokes".

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

French Blue Janet Jackson

"French Blue" is a Rare B side remix from Janet Jackson's "Fast Girls" single and it is a mix of "Pretty Boy" and Fast Girls"

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Happy Birthday Janet Jackson!

Happy 46th Birthday to Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson Communication

"Communication" written by Paul Bliss is performed by Janet Jackson from her 1984 "Dream Street" album.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Janet Jackson Rock N Roll

"Rock n Roll" by Janet Jackson is a rare B Side to her "Two To The Power Of Love" single.

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Ebay Item Of The Week

This week an unusual item! Someone has turned the Kids from Fame Live Album into a bowl!!

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Janet Jackson Fast Girls

"Fast Girls" is the third single to be released from Janet Jackson's Dream Street album and was released on 23rd October 1984. Written by Jesse Johnson it peaked at numebr 40 on the U.S. R&B charts.

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TV Tops Fame Mini Mag

TV Tops Magazine from 24th december 1983 featured a special Fame Mini Magazine containing pictures, facts and quotes.

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Janet Jackson Don't Stand Another Chance

"Don't Stand Another Chance" is the lead single from Janet Jackson's second album, Dream Street and was released on 13th August 1984. Written by Marlon Jackson and John Barnes it was Janet's second single to enter of the top 10 of the U.S. R&B chart reaching number 9. Backing vocals are performed by Janet's brothers Michael, Tito and Jackie Jackson. Janet performed this song during the first part of the "Fame", "Heart of Rock n Roll" concert.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Janet Jackson Jet Magazine Interview 1984

Janet Jackson Inteview from "Jet Magazine" from 23rd July 1984, as she gets ready to join "Fame".

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Don't Mess Up this Good Thing Janet Jackson

"Don't Mess Up this Good Thing" written by Wardell Potts Jr, Barry Sarna and Dana Meyers, is performed by Janet Jackson. It was the 5th Single from her self titled 1982 album and was released on 18th July 1983.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Janet Jackson at The Black Gold Awards 1983

Janet Jackson at the Black Gold Awards 1983.

Love And My Best Friend Janet Jackson

"Love And My Best Friend" written by Rene Moore and Angela Winbush. It is performed by Janet Jackson and was the 4th single, release on 16th May 1983, from her 1982 self titled debut album.

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Ebay Item of the Week

This week Fame Lip Balm!

Janet Jackson Say You Do

"Say You Do", Written-By – Rene Moore and Àngela Winbush, was the third single taken from Janet Jackson's 1982 self-titled debut album. The Single was released on April 29th 1983 in the U.S. It peaked at number 15 on the R&B chart and number 11 on the dance chart.

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Friday, 4 May 2012

Janet Jackson Young Love

"Young Love", written by René Moore & Angela Winbush, was the first single from Janet Jackson's self-titled 1982 debut album. Released, in the U.S. on 7th July 1982 the song peaked at number 64 on the Pop Charts and number 6 on the R&B Charts.

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TV Guide Article November 1982

TV Guide Article on Fame From 6th November 1982.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Janet Jackson Child Performances

Various clips of Janet Jackson performing as a child with her family and on various award shows. Clips feature Fame Guest stars Carol Burnett and Betty White.

Janet Jackson Come Give Your Love To Me

"Come Give Your Love to Me", written by Glen Barbee & Charmaine Sylvers, was the second single from Janet Jackson's 1982 self-titled debut album. It was released in the U.S. on 10th January 1983 and peaked at number 58 on the pop chart, number 17 on the R&B chart, and number 30 on the dance chart.

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Janet Jackson Love Song For Kids

"A Love Song For Kids" is Janet Jackson's first recording. It comes from 1978 and is the B side to her Brother Randy Jackson's first singe "How Can I Be Sure".

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Fame Magazine The Fame Years Article

"The Fame Years" Article from the Official Fame Magazine.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Fame News!

This month, as it's Janet Jackson's birthday on the 16th, it will be Janet month on Kids from fame Media. We will be looking at her early years before she released her "Control" album and posting those early albums, singles, B sides and remixes. As well as some early child performances Janet did.

In addition we will be posting lots of magazine articles featuring the cast, including the rare Muppet Magazine which our friend Carmela has very kindly sent to us. Also this month we see the return of my fan fiction story "Doris Schwartz Time and Again" with the first story of season 3.

The Episode of the Month is "School Is Out" from Season 4 to tie in with it being Janet Jackson Month. Posts start tomorrow.

Jesse Borrego at the Oyster Bake 2012 San Antonio.

Erica Gimpel, who is currently working on her 2nd album, tentatively titled "Believe in You" will be performing in concert at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy – Democracy Forum Los Angeles on Saturday June 16th 2012 at 6.15pm to 8.30pm.

Debbie Allen makes her 4th appearance on Grey's Anatomy, this season, on May 3rd.

Finally, thanks to those who have sent in quotes for the Fame 30th anniversary next month and a reminder to anyone else who wants to add their voice to the celebrations with a message to please send them to me asap.

Have A Great Month