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Dare to Be Different (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Music | 2017 (USA)
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U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small ... See full summary »

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Ellen Goldfarb

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Jay Reiss
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Credited cast:
Nancy Abramson Nancy Abramson ... Herself - WLIR - DJ
M. King Adkins M. King Adkins ... Himself (as Dr. M. King Adkins)
Ron Alexenburg Ron Alexenburg ... Himself - Record Executive
Sam Ash Sam Ash ... Himself - Owner, Sam Ash Music
Tom Bailey ... Himself - Lead Singer, The Thompson Twins
Ivan Baker Ivan Baker ... Himself - Ivan Ivan - producer, manager, executive, DJ
Jeff Beck Jeff Beck ... Himself - WLIR - production director / DJ
Eric Bloom ... Himself - Lead Singer, Blue Oyster Cult
Delphine Blue Delphine Blue ... Herself - WLIR - DJ
Dj Byrd Dj Byrd ... Himself
Pete Byrne Pete Byrne ... Himself - Lead Singer, Naked Eyes (as Peter Byrne)
George Cheyne George Cheyne ... Himself - APB
Vince Clarke ... Himself - Producer, Depeche Mode / Yaz / Yazoo / Erasure - keyboards
Miles A. Copeland III Miles A. Copeland III ... Himself - The Police - manager, IRS Records - founder
Paul Cramer Paul Cramer ... Himself - WXXP, Pittsburgh - DJ
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U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever. Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, mega-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.

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The Story of the Most Influential Radio Station In America WLIR 92.7 FM See more »

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2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Wave: Dare to Be Different See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Soundtracks

Mad World
Words and Music by Roland Orzabal
Performed by Tears for Fears
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Should be called "A Year (maybe more) Or So Behind"
4 June 2018 | by wallygatorcaSee all my reviews

A DJ or Exec from WLIR must've taken a vacation to LA about one or two or three years? after KROQ was already giving New Wave/Punk/Ska/PowerPop it's proper due. Taking credit as though WLIR is the first, and not giving credit to the original radio stations (KROQ in LA) that broke these bands is just a pat-on-the-own-back-Sham, especially to people who might be taking it in as the truth. The other review referencing the station as "Late to the Party" nailed it. Gave 3 stars for content and love of the genre, but it'll get exposed...Adam Carolla's upcoming doc about KROQ will provide the accurate timeline for New Wave and will be understood as the truth.


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