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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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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloweeen


                    Happy Halloween Everyone

Season 3 Favourite Episode - Poll Results


The results from the favourite season 3 episode poll are in and your votes have been counted.

"Consequences" is your favourite episode, with "The Deal" as your least favourite episode. The full results are:

1st       "Consequences" - 46 votes

2nd =   "Gonna Learn How To Fly Part1" - 44 votes
            "Gonna Learn How To Fly Part 2"- 44 votes  

4th      "Hail To The Chief" - 42 votes

5th      "Knockout" - 40 votes 

6th      "A Way Of Winning" - 38 votes

7th      "Sheer Will" - 37 votes

8th      "Rules" - 35 votes 

9th      "Signs" - 33 votes

10th=  "Break dance" - 27 votes
           "Catch A Falling star" - 27 votes

12th=  "Equals" - 26 votes
            "Bottle Of Blues" - 26 votes
            "Stages" - 26 votes
            "Heritage"  - 26 votes

16th=  "Secrets" - 25 votes
           "Appearances" - 25 votes
           "Home Again" - 25 votes
           "The Home Front" - 25 votes  

20th   "Lisa's Song" - 23 votes

21st    "The Deal" - 13 votes. 

Spooky Music (Instrumental)


This spooky incidental music comes from the season 3 episode "Lisa's Song". 

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Shadows and Light - Valerie Landsburg & Christie Houser

"Shadows and Light" comes fromt he season 3 episode "Lisa's Song". Written by Barry Fasman and Sue Sheridan  it is performed by Valerie Landsburg and Christie Houser.

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Happy Birthday Michael Delorenzo



Happy 53th Birthday to Michael Delorenzo.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Doris Schwartz Time and Again season 3 Episode 10


The 3rd Season of my fan fiction story "Doris Schwartz Time And Again" continues with episode 10, titled "A Part of Each Other Forever". The title comes from the Season 3 song "Shadows and Light".

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Rock N Roll World - Kids From Fame

"Rock n Roll World" comes from the season 3 episode "Lisa's Song". Written by Nick Oosterveen and George Michalski it is performed by Valerie Landsburg, Carlo Imperato and Gene Anthony Ray.

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Debbie Allen Celebrity ghost stories


Debbie Allen tells the story of how the ghost of her grandmother visited her. From an episode of the the Biography channels' Celebrity Ghost Stories.


Monday, 29 October 2012

We're All The Same - Kids From Fame


"We're All The Same" comes from the season 3 episode "Signs" and is performed by Valerie Landsburg, Carlo Imperato, Billy Hufsey and Cynthia Gibb.

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Hooray For The City - Jack Mack & The Heart Attack



"Hooray For The City" comes from the season 3 episode "Signs". Written by Max Gronenthal it is performed by Jack Mack and The Heart Attack.

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Friday, 26 October 2012

Old Girlfriends - Billy Hufsey, Carlo Imperato & Gene Anthony Ray



"Old Girlfriends" comes from the season 3 episode "Bottle of Blues". Written by Robert Kraft it is performed by Billy Hufsey, Carlo Imperato and Gene Anthony Ray.



Music Booth Boogie Instrumental



Music Booth Boogie is an  Instrumental track which comes from the season 3 episode "Bottle of Blues".

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Whatcha Gonna Do Billy Hufsey & Cynthia Gibb



"Whatcha Gonna Do" comes from the season 3 episode "Appearances". Written by Ken Erhlich, Gary Scott and Lori Lieberman, it is performed by Cynthia Gibb and Billy Hufsey.

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Love Takes Time Carlo Imperato



"Love Takes Time" comes from the season 3 episode "Appearances". Written by Gary Scott and Lori Lieberman, it is performed by Carlo Imperato.

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Prelude in C Minor by Chopin

Chopin's Prelude in C minor comes from the season 3 episode "Appearances" where it is used as the new students audition for Lydia.

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This music was used by Barry Manilow as the inspiration for his song "Could It Be Magic".






Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Starmaker - 30th Anniversary


30 years ago today "Starmaker" hit number 3, it's peak position on the U.K. charts. The "Starmaker" information page is now set up on the "Flashback To The 80s - Music and Light Website. 

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The Sheet Music is now also available. 

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Ebay Item Of The Week



This week a multicoloured Fame bag.

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Starmaker Review & songs Words From Smash Hits 1982


Smash Hits Magazine 30th September 1982 to October 13th review of Starmaker. 14th October to 25th October 1982 Song words.



Monday, 22 October 2012

Childhood's End - Cynthia Gibb


"Childghood's End" comes from the season 3 episode "Equals". Written by Barry Fasman and Gary Portnoy it is performed by Cynthia Gibb.

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Ballet Dance from Equals


This Ballet dance comes from the season 3 episode "Equals". 

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Turn It On Peabo Bryson


"Turn It On" comes from the season 3 episode "Equals" and is written and performed by guest star Peabo Bryson.

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Friday, 19 October 2012

Tribune TV Article 1983


Tribune TV article by Marilynn Preston from 1983 on season 3 of Fame.

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The Kids From Fame Unreleased Volume 5


The Kids from Fame Unreleased Volume 5

“Showtime” – Erica Gimpel 
“Shadows and Light” – Valerie Landsburg, Christie Houser
“False Alarm” – Lee Curreri 
“Watcha Gonna Do” – Billy Hufsey, Cynthia Gibb 
“I Still Believe In Me” – Erica Gimpel (Solo Version) 
“Makin’ It” – Billy Hufsey, Gene Anthony Ray 
“On The West Side” – Cynthia Gibb, Valerie Landsburg 
“Ease On Down The Road” – Carlo Imperato 
“Once In Awhile” – Valerie Landsburg, Lee Curreri 
“What Would We Ever Do Without You” – Carlo Imperato, Erica Gimpel, 
                                                                                               Valerie Landsburg 
“The Lady Dancer” – Tom Sullivan 
“Old Girlfriends” – Billy Hufsey, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray 
“Turn To Me” – Valerie Landsburg, Carlo Imperato 
“You Can’t Stand Up Alone” – Kids From Fame

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Carmine Caridi Lunch with the Goombas


Carmine Caridi and Fame season 5 guest star Robert Constanzo, along with some for their actor buddies have lunch every monday. 

In this video "Lunch with the Goombas" Carmine tells the story of how he missed out on the part of "The Godfather". 


Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Kids From Fame - Unreleased Volume 4 - Season 3



The Kids From Fame Unreleased Volume 4 – Season 3

“That Dream” – Billy Hufsey, Gene Anthony Ray
“The Best In You and Me” – Valerie Landsburg, Erica Gimpel, Carlo      
                                                                       Imperato,  Gene Anthony Ray.                                                                                  
“Once In Awhile “ – Lee Curreri
“Drive Me Wild“  - Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel
“Love Take Time” – Carlo Imperato
“Starting At The End” – Valerie Landsburg, Cynthia Gibb, Bronwyn Thomas, 
                                                                                                     Eartha Robinson
“I Know I Can” -  Gene Anthony Ray
“Turn To Me” – Valerie Landsburg
“Midnight Celebration” – Erica Gimpel
“Childhoods End” – Cynthia Gibb
“Out Here On My Own – Donna Mckechnie, Cynthia Gibb
“Running With The Night” – Valerie Landsburg
“We’re All The Same” – Billy Hufsey, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg, 
                                                                                                            Cynthia Gibb
“Rock n Roll World” – Kids From Fame



Doris Schwartz Time and Again Season 3 Episode 9


The 3rd Season of my fan fiction story "Doris Schwartz Time And Again" continues with episode 9, titled "Some Get Lost". The title comes from the Season 4 song "Dare To Dream".

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Ebay Item Of The Week


This week the 1983 Official Fame Calendar.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fame On Tour In Israel - Full Episode


Fame On Tour In Israel from season 3 (Full Episode).

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Ballad Medley Live in Israel - Kids From Fame



This ballad medley is taken from the season 3 episode Fame on Tour in Israel. 

Debbie Allen - A Special Place
Valerie Landsburg - Beautiful Dreamer
Erica Gimpel and Debbie Allen - I Still Believe In Me
Carlo Imperato and Gene Anthony Ray -The Secret
Kids From Fame - Be My Music.

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Memory Live - Debbie Allen



"Memory" comes from the season 3 episode "Fame On Tour In Israel". Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice the song is performed by Debbie Allen. 

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Friday Night Live In Israel - Carlo Imperato


"Friday Night" written by Billy Falcon comes from the season 2 episode "Sunshine Again" performed by Carlo Imperato. This is the live version from the Israel Concert 1983.

Just When I Really Needed You Live - Valerie Landsburg



"Just When I Really Needed You" comes from the season 2 episode "A Tough Act To Follow". Written by Barry Fasman and Steve Sperry it is performed by Valerie Landsburg . This is the Live version taken from the Season 3 episode Fame on tour in Israel.

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Lay Back & Be Cool Live - Gene Anthony Ray



"Lay Back And Be Cool" comes from the season 2 episode "Feelings". Written by Enid Levine, it is performed by Gene Anthony Ray. This is the Live version taken from the Season episode Fame On Tour in Israel.

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Murphy Blues Live - Lee Curreri


"Murphy's Blues" originally comes from the season 2 episode "Friendship Day" and was written and performed by Lee Curreri. This is the live version taken from the concert in Israel from 1983.

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Higher Ground Live - The Kids From Fame


"Higher Ground" comes from the concert in Israel from 1983 which was screened as part of Seaon 3. The song is written by Stevie Wonder and  performed by Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Erica Gimpel and Valerie Landsburg.

Starmaker live in Israel - Kids From Fame



"Starmaker" was featured in the season 1 episodes "The Strike " and "A Special Place". Written by Carole Bayer Sager and Bruce Robets.

This is the Live version from Israel featuring Debbie Allen, Lee Curreri Erica Gimpel, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray and Valerie Landsburg.


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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Season 3 Breakdance Script


The script for the Season 3 episode "Break Dance" is now available to read and download.

Interesting points are: This episode is also known as "Breaking up that old gang of mine" and that the role Michael Delorenzo takes was actually written for Leroy (although I always suspected that) in fact in the script all the lines still say Leroy next to them and Michael originally only had a small part. It's always interesting to me to see what scenes were added or taken away and if any of the original dialogue was changed.


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Ease On Down The Road - Carlo Imperato


"Ease On Down The Road" comes from the season 3 episode "Sheer Will". Written by Charles Small it is performed by Carlo Imperato.  

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Happy Birthday Morgan Stevens


Happy 57th Birthday to Morgan Stevens. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Season Three Overview


Season 3 guide overview.

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It's In Everyone Of Us - Kids From Fame


"It's In Everyone Of Us" comes from the season 3 episode "Sheer Will". Written by David Pomerantz it is perfomed by Valerie Landsburg, Gene Anthony Ray, Cynthia Gibb and Billy Hufsey. 

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Welcome Back Fame Article


Welcome Back Fame article from the Official Fame Magazine January 1984.

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My Top 5 Least Favourite Season 3 Episodes

My Top 5 Least Favourite Season 3 Episodes (in Reverse Order): 

5) "Appearances"
     More doomed love and a pointless romance for Holly and Chris that goes 
     nowhere and is never mentioned again. 

4) "Secrets"
     Coco is gone and no one really mentions her! Both stories here concentrate 
     way too much on guest stars. Both are big subjects and neither gets enough 
     time to do them justice.  

3) "The Home Front"
      A lacklustre season finale that I find quite boring. Chris' family problems 
      and conflict is okay but doesn't really go anywhere and Doris having a 
      problem with Alicia comes from nowhere. They introduced this new 
     character but didn't seem to know what to do with her. At least she doesn't 
     perform any opera in this episode!

2) "Catch A Falling Star"
     Too much emphasis on a boring guest star and a plot full of too much 
     coincidence. That together with some uninspiring music places this one 
     near the bottom of the pile for me.


1) "The Deal"
     This is a terrible story about a supposed gangster who wants to get a young 
     opera singer into the school.  Opera on Fame just doesn't work for me. 
     Maybe had the story been more interesting they could have pulled this off 
     but this is not only my least favourite season 3 episodes but also one of my 
     least favourites from all 6 seasons.