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Even a time traveling popstrologist transported back from the future would have had a difficult time convincing Americans in 1981 that their innocent embrace of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie would have such far-reaching implications. How could anyone have convinced them that the rise of this Power Couple would tie in, somehow, to the rise of REO Speedwagon, and that the rise of REO Speedwagon represented the first step in the brand-new Reagan administration's covert effort to place the same distinctive stamp on the popstrological firmament that it sought more openly to place on the American economic and social fabric? Among its other eventual crimes against diversity, the constellation Reaganrock helped ensure that neither Dolly Parton, Kim Carnes, Kool and the Gang, or Rick Springfield would ever build on their 1981 popstrological breakthroughs, and if anything good is to come from that it can only be to point the children of 1981 to an important lesson: Never take your freedom for granted. If you value it at all, you will commit yourself to defending the interests of the weak and to questioning the motives of the powerful, especially when the powerful seem to have no ill motives at all.

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1-Jan 24John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
Jan 25-Jan 31Blondie The Tide Is High
Feb 1-Feb 14Kool and the Gang Celebration
Feb 15-Feb 21Dolly Parton 9 To 5
Feb 22-Mar 7Eddie Rabbitt I Love A Rainy Night
Mar 8-Mar 14Dolly Parton 9 To 5
Mar 15-Mar 21REO Speedwagon Keep On Loving You
Mar 22-Apr 4Blondie Rapture
Apr 5-Apr 25Hall and Oates Kiss On My List
Apr 26-May 9Sheena Easton Morning Train
May 10-Jun 13Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
Jun 14-Jun 20Stars On 45 Medley: Intro "Venus"/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I'll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want To Know A Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/You're Going To Lose That Girl/Stars On 45
Jun 21-Jul 18Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes
Jul 19-Jul 25Air Supply The One That You Love
Jul 26-Aug 8Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl
Aug 9-Oct 10Diana Ross and Lionel Richie Endless Love
Oct 11-Oct 31Christopher Cross Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Nov 1-Nov 14Hall and Oates Private Eyes
Nov 15-Dec 31Olivia Newton-John Physical



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