Erwin Barendregt

Erwin Barendregt, owner of A Pop Life (.nl) blog. Subtitle My life with music show the reason behind blog-subjects. Personal stories and preferences are the main subject for the posts and reviews on this blog. Erwin is a passionate musiclover and can frequently be found in concert venues in Holland, and is a person who lacks the stamina/talent to be a musician himself :-).

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David Sylvian debuts with the beautiful, subdued Brilliant Trees

After the demise of Japan, former bandleader David Sylvian went to work on his debut album. He would unleash his masterpiece Brilliant Trees in June 1984.

The 10 best Michael Jackson singles

Ten years ago Michael Jackson died. Even though it was a public secret he wasn’t doing well, his death was still a shock, His 10 best singles in The Netherlands.

Prince reaches the top of the world with Purple Rain, the album, the movie and the tour

In 1984 Prince dominated the charts. His album, movie and tour Purple Rain were everywhere. Prince had finally arrived at the place he wanted to be: world domination!

Prince – Theatrical trailer for the movie Purple Rain

This article contains the theatrical trailer to the Prince movie Purple Rain. The trailer was made for movie theaters all around the world.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds debut with the exquisite From Her To Eternity

In 1984 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds debuted with their tensive, exciting and innovative From Her To Eternity. Read the story of the start of a fascinating career!

Get the funk up! Prince and Batman: crown time is over?

In 1989 Prince planned to do things a bit more releaxed, until he received a phone call from the producers of a movie. He couldn’t resist. The story behind the hit record Batman!

Maria McKee releases her beautiful debut album

In 1989 Maria McKee released her debut album. After the Lone Justice years finally new music again by the greatest female singer I know. A look back.

The Waterboys introduce ‘the big music’ on A Pagan Place

In 1984 The Waterboys released their second album. It introduced ‘the big music’ to the world. A Pagan Place is a masterpiece by one of the most interesting and consistent bands of all time.

5 years ago I witnessed Prince live for the very last time, in Antwerp

5 years ago I witnessed Prince for the very last time in concert, in Antwerp. Once again, it was an unforgettable night in the presence of the genius hailing from Minneapolis. A look back at a fantastic concert!

The Who’s Tommy: the ultimate childhood sentiment

In 1969 The Who released their rock opera Tommy. It was a major influence in my childhood years and still is a favorite album. A look back.

The release of the best single of all time: When Doves Cry

In 1984 I was introduced to the true genius of Prince. There is a life before and after When Doves Cry. Tribute to the best single of all time!

The Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (Tinseltown In The Rain)

Somewhere in 1984 I heard the beautiful Tinseltown In The Rain for the first time. It turned out to be by The Blue Nile. Debut album A Walk Across The Rooftops is equally great!

Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain

In 1984 Echo & The Bunnymen released the classic Ocean Rain. Lush orchestration with beautiful melodies and (incomprehensible) lyrics. A look back at a 1980’s classic.

The best Donna Summer singles

As a tribute to Donna Summer the ten best singles by The Queen Of Disco and The First Lady of Love. Disco sucks? Hell no!

Prince steps back into the limelight: Musicology

After years of obscurity Prince wanted to step back into the limelight. He wrote a hit album, organized a successful tour and 2004 was his come back year. Veni, vidi, vici!