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Were You A Metalhead In The ’80s? Now You’re A Responsible Adult!

Remember the big lyrics scare of the late '80s prompted by Tipper Gore and her political friends? They were afraid that listening to all that heavy metal music was corrupting our youth.

As it turns out, metalheads wound up being pretty well rounded adults. 

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Was 1982 The Best Sci-Fi Movie Summer Ever? [Video]

Blade Runner. ET. The Wrath of Khan. 1982 may have been one of the best summers ever for Sc-Fi movies ever, and now you can relive it with this preview screener from that year.

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Throwback Thursday: Woodland Mall Fashion Show [Video]

It's time for another classic GR fashion show. This one is from 1993 at the Woodland Mall.

Remember the Sam Goody store in that mall? The best prices on CDs that year if I recall correctly, plus their comedy section was pretty deep.

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Does Everyone Know The Words To Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’? [Video]

Kanye West won over thousands of British fans who didn't want him at the Glastonbury Rock Festival with a simple, but effective maneuver: he led them on a sing-along to Queen's classic, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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Do You Remember Reggae Sunsplash At Johnson Park? [Video]

Johnson Park in Wyoming, right off I-196 at Wilson Avenue, was the site back in the late '80s of Grand Rapids only festival of Caribbean music called 'Reggae Sunsplash'.

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James Taylor Lands His First Number One [Video]

It's been 45 years since James Taylor debuted on the Billboard chart with 'Sweet Baby James,' and now he finally has a number one album.

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Bob Seger Took Six Months To Write ‘Night Moves’ [Video]

Back in 1976, Bob Seger was poised on the brink of superstardom. His Live Bullet album was riding high on the charts, and he knew his next studio album could push him to national prominence.

So he took some time off to write the song that would define his career, 'Night Moves'.

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Did Abe Lincoln Coin The Term ‘Michigander’?

Abraham Lincoln did indeed the term 'Michigander' to make presidential candidate (and Michigan Governor) Lewis Cass sound foolish -- like a goose (get it?).

More than a century and a half later, it’s the preferred term state residents use when referring to themselves.

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Retro Jojo: Remember Wanting This Toy Gun? [Video]

I know toy guns are politically incorrect, but man, when I was six, I saw this ad, and I wanted that Johnny Seven One Man Army assault rifle.

Alas, my pleas to Santa Claus went unheeded. Check out this toy gun from 1964!

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Why You Won’t See An ABBA Reunion Tour. Ever. [Video]

In a music world with constant 'Farewell Tours' (I'm looking at you, Cher) and 'Reunion Tours', it's almost refreshing to run across the band who says, 'No thanks, we've got enough money, we're good.'

And that band is ABBA. 

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Watch As The Pontiac Silverdome Becomes One Kid’s BMX Playground [Video]

We all remember attending an event at the old Pontiac Silverdome. I can remember seeing The Who perform at the Dome in 1989, and Muskegon winning the Class A football championship there later the same year.

To see the place fall into disrepair has been disheartening to say the least, but now BMX cyclist Tyler Fernegal has given the ruins new life by using the abandoned stadium as his personal stunt track.

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Watch As Secretariat Proves He’s The Best Horse Ever By Besting American Pharaoh [Video]

American Pharaoh's win at the Belmont Stakes was impressive as he blew away the rest of the pack. But had 1973's Triple Crown winner Secretariat been in the same race, Pharaoh would have finished a very distant second.

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