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All our favorite bands are coming to ABC’s ‘Greatest Hits’ show



REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield, Foreigner, Kenny Loggins and other ‘80s acts will be performing live on the new ABC summer series Greatest Hits.

Greatest Hits, hosted by Arsenio Hall, will honor the hitmakers of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. Each episode highlights a 5-year period in music. The debut episode, honoring 1980-1985, airs Thursday, June 30, at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

According to, Thursday’s episode features performances by REO Speedwagon, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Kool & The Gang and Ray Parker Jr. (Wonder what he’ll sing.)

I’m torn on this idea. As much as I love seeing ‘80s music highlighted on the networks, I also wonder if this means our generation has reached the Lawrence Welk barrier.

[ABC publicity photo]

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:17am]


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