Stars of 80s Dance Pop - The European Edition is a fascinating look at the artists behind the massive creative revolution that swept mainland Europe and Britain's pop music scene beginning early in the 1980s. Merging rock, new wave, disco, worldbeat, and classical sounds, an exciting new era of electronic dance-pop recordings caused an international sensation. No cultural or political border could contain the popularity of this genre's artists or their hits. More than 50 of the period's defining singers, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals share fascinating memories of their lives and accomplishments. Participants include Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive, Thomas Anders of Modern Talking, Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli, Liz Mitchell of Boney M., Jennifer Rush, Sabrina, Harriette Weels of MaiTai, Ryan Paris, PWL Mixmaster Phil Harding, Yazz, Taco, Desireless, Hazell Dean, Spagna, Fancy, Amii Stewart, Pedro Marin, Leee John of Imagination, Fancy, Caroline Loeb, Gazebo, Jo Bogaert of Technotronic, Five Star's Stedman Pearson, Jaki Graham, Engelbert Humperdinck, Audrey Landers, Academy Award winner Mel Brooks, and many more.
James Arena is a published author and commentator who has been featured on MSNBC, FOX, SiriusXM, Clear Channel, and other communications networks. In addition to Stars of 80s Dance Pop - The European Edition, he is the creator of First Legends of Disco and First Ladies of Disco, tomes that placed the spotlight on major pioneering artists and industry professionals of the classic disco era. James is a Global Entertainment Media Arts Foundation award recipient and a former executive with BMG Direct Marketing. He currently resides in New York.