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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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Monday, 30 April 2012

Charlie Peacock Only Love Will Hold Fast

"Only Love Will Hold Fast" comes from the season 6 episode "Hold That Baby" where it was performed by Nia Peepels, Carrie Hamilton, Loretta Chandler,and Elisa Heinsohn.


The original was written by Charlie Peacock and he later recorded the song on his 1988 album "West Coast Diaries vol 1."

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Fame Calendar May



The May Segment of the 2012 Calendar is now available.



Ebay Item of the Week

This week a Fame Bag/Lunch box.

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Friday, 27 April 2012

Michael Cerveris Evita Press Conference

Press conference for the Broadway revivial of "Evita" starring Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger and Ricky Martin.



Never Out Run The Night Japanese Version

"Never Outrun the Night" comes fromt he season 4 episode "Blizzard" and is performed by Nia Peeples.


Written by Rick Kelly I believe Fame did the original version. This is a Beautiful Japanese version of "Never Outrun the Night" performed by MINAKO with WILDCATS from 1989.

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Debbie Allen Better Show 2012 Inteview

Debbie Allen Interview on the Better Show.


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Rock and Roll Will Stand

"Rock and Roll Will Stand" comes from the season 6 episode "New Faces" where it was performed by Carlo Imperato and Michael Ceveris.

The original was written by Dave Alwin and recorded by The Blasters on their 1985 album "Hard Line".

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Ted Lewis In A Shanty in Old Shanty Town

"In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" comes from the season 3 episod "Catch a Falling Star Where it was performed by Gene Anthony Ray and George Kirby.

Written by written by Ira Schuster, Jack Little & Joe Young in 1932, it was originally recorded by Ted Lewis and his band.

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Fame Producer Frank Merwald Q&A


Q&A Interview with Fame Producer Frank Merwald for the Fame Forever site.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Other Side Of The Road Shelly Greenberg


"The Other Side of the Road" comes from the season 5 episode "Selling Out" where it was sung by Jesse Borrego.

This a cover version performed by Shelly Greenberg.

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Keep Your Hands Off My Baby

"Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" comes from the season 5 episode "Self Defence" where it was performed by Nia Peeples.


Written by Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg, the original is performed by Tina Turner on the b side for German 1985 single "Private Dancer".

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Making Up For Fame


Fame Magazine article on the behind the scenes hair and make up departments.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Ya Got Trouble Robert Preston


"Ya Got Trouble" comes from the season 2 epiosde "U.N. Week" where it was performed by Morgan stevens.

The original was written by Meredith Wilson in 1957 for the Musical "The Music Man" where it was recorded by Robert Preston.

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Jesse Borrego Interview Raulito Show


Jesse Borrego Interview From the Raulito Show.




Monday, 23 April 2012

Friday Night Billy Falcon

"Friday Night" comes from the season 2 episode "Sunshine Again" where it is performed by Carlo Imperato.

The original was written by Billy Falcon and comes from his 1978 album Billy Falcon's Burning Rose.

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The Heart of Saturday Night - Tom Waits

"(Looking For ) The Heart of Saturday Night" comes from the season 4 epuiosde "The Ballad of Rayn Claxton" where it was performed by Jesse Borrego and Tom Schanley.

The original was written and recorded in 1974 by Tom Waits for his "The Heart of Saturday Night " album.

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Ebay Item of the Week

This week a Fame Book Bag, Cap and CD soundtrack to the 2009 Movie.

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Never Give Up On A Dream Rod Stewart


"Never Give Up On A Dream" comes from the season 6 episode "A Different Drummer" where it was performed by Loretta Chandler.


The original is performed by Rod Stewart on his 1981 "Tonight I'm Yours Album. Written by Rod Stewart, Bernie Taupin &Jim Cregan.

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World Earth Day - Lesster



It's World Earth Day on Sunday 22nd and to link that to Fame, we have a short film called Lesster.


Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman directs and stars in this short film about a new kind of green role model, in costume and always on patrol. The score and the original song at the end is written by Lee Curreri.
For more information on World Earth day click below:
http://www.earthday.org/







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Hey Mickey Toni Basil


"Hey Mickey" comes from the season 4 episode "The Ol' Ball Game".


The original, is written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, is performed by Toni Basil and comes from her 1981 album "Word of Mouth".

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New York State of Mind Shaun Stevens

"New York State Of Mind" comes from the Season 3 episode "Secrets", written by Billy Joel it is performed by Shaun Stevens.

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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Making Fame Music Article



A behind the scenes look at Making the music on Fame from the Official Fame Magazine.

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On The West Side - Valerie Landburg & Cynthia Gibb

"On The West Side" comes from the Season 3 episode "Secrets". Written by Robert Kraft, it is performed by Valerie Landsburg and Cynthia Gibb.

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Songs

"Songs" comes from the season 2 episode "Your Own Song" where it was performed by Erica Gimpel and Jimmy Osmond.

The original was written by Dennis Scott in 1981 for the Sesame Street country album where it was performed by Crystal Gayle and Birg Bird.

In 1982 Aileen Quinn, fresh from the success of her starring role in Annie recorded it for her Bobby's Girl album.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Someday Someway Marshall Crenshaw

"Someday Someway" comes from the season 5 episode "Self Defense" where it was performed by Nia Peeples, Loretta Chandler, Page Hannah and Carrie Hamilton.
The original was written and performed by Marshall Crenshaw and comes from his 1982 self titled album.

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William Blinn Full Archive of American TV Interview.



I've already posted the Fame section of this interview but as we are looking at the behind the scenes aspect of the show here is the full length (nearly 4 hour) interview discussing all aspects of Fame's executive producer, William Blinn's interview for the Archive of American Television. The discussion includes William's work on Bonanza, Here Comes the Brides, The Interns, Purple Rain, Fame, Starsky & Hutch, Eight is Enough, Roots and Brian's Song.








Carrie Hamilton in A Mother's Justice

Carrie Hamilton stars in this 1991 TV moview "A Mother's Justice. Madlyn Rhue also features.



























Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Valerie Landsburg in Babies


Valerie Landsburg Appears in Babies from 1990.



























Fame Dubbing Recordist Interview with Duncan McEwan

Fame Dubbing Recordist Interview with Duncan McEwan from the Fame Forever site.

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You Don't Know Me Eddy Arnold

"You Don't Know Me" comes from the season 5 episode "WSOA" where it is performed by Jesse Borrego.

The orignal was written in 1955 by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker and was recorded by Eddy Arnold.

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Monday, 16 April 2012

If I only Had a Brain

"If I Only Had A Brain" comes from the season 2 episode "Not in Kansas Anymore" where it is performed as part of a medley by Gene anthony Ray, Lee Curreri, Carlo Im perato and Valerie Landsburg.


The original, written by Harold Arlen & E Y Harburg was perfiormed by Ray Bolger and Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz"

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The song was later recorded by the Cocouts in 1983.

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Ebay Item of the week


This week a UK concert programme and used concert ticket stub from 1982.

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Who Put The Bomp Barry Mann


"Who Put The Bomp (in the Bomp Bomp bomp)" comes from the season 5 episode "Stage Fright" where it was performed by Carlo Imperato, Jesse Borrego, Billy hufsey, Nia Peeples, Carrie Hamilton, Page Hannah and Loretta Chandler

The original was written by Gerry Goffin in 1961 and recorded by Barry Masnn and the Halos.

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