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But I do know Mandinka (Sinéad O’Connor in 1988)

On Jan.24, 1988, a video for the song “Mandinka” by Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor premiered on MTV’s 120 Minutes. The song generated positive response and was moved into heavy rotation on the cable channel’s playlist. “Mandinka” was the single from … Continue reading

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grrrl power rocks (Joan Jett and her boy band in 1981)

On Dec. 19, 1981, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll debuted on the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart at #166. This was Jett’s second solo album after the all-girl rock band she co-founded, The Runaways, … Continue reading

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