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80’s Artists – C

Here you will find a list of our “C” 80’s Artists. Links lead to CDs of each artist.

80s Artist - Belinda Carlisle

Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band

Cameo

Captain and Tennille

Cara, Irene

Carlisle, Belinda

Carmen, Eric

Carnes, Kim

Carrack, Paul

Cars, The

Cetera, Peter

Cetu Javu

Chaka Khan

Champaign

Chapman, Tracy

Cheap Trick

Cheech & Chong

Cher

Chicago

Chiliwack

China Crisis

Christie, David

Clapton, Eric

Clash, The

Classix Nouveaux

Climax Blues Band

Club Nouveau

Cock Robin

Cocteau Twins

Cole, Lloyd and the Commotions

Cole, Natalie

Collins, Phil

Commodores, The

Communards

Concrete Blonde

Cope, Julian

Costello, Elvis

Cougar (Mellencamp), John

Cramps, The

Creatures, The

Cross, Christopher

Crowded House

Cult, The

Culture Club

Cure, The

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Cutting Crew

80s Artists – D

Eighties & 90’s rapper Guru dies

Keith Elam better known by his stage name Guru, an American  rapper and member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr died on Monday.  On February 28, 2010, Guru went into cardiac arrest and, following surgery, fell into a coma. He was said to have woken from the coma but died on April 19, 2010, after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Guru founded Gang Starr in 1987, and built a sizable following in the early 1990s, releasing classic albums such as Step in the Arena (1991) and Daily Operation (1992).

In 1993 Guru released his first solo project entitled Jazzmatazz, which became the first in a series of collaborations with jazz and R&B greats such as Ramsey Lewis and Chaka Khan. The album spawned hits “Loungin’”, “No Time to Play” and “Le Bien, Le Mal”, with MC Solaar.

Prior to his death, Guru wrote a letter acknowledging Solaar as his best friend and requesting that his one-time rap partner, DJ Premier be excluded from any situations or connections to Guru.