What do Robbie Nevil, Bryan Adams and George Michael have in common? Besides loads of talent and good looks, they all have a way with words. The Monkees probably put it best when they sang “We’ve got something to say.” Artists like U2 and John Cougar Mellencamp draw their inspiration from real-life experiences, while David Bowie and Duran Duran focus on romantic and exotic elements for their poetic imagery.

August 2, 1987

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