The Biggest 80s Stars Then and Now

Rick Astley

Rick Astley is fondly remembered for his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up. Back when it was released, not many people knew Astley; in fact, they assumed an African American did the song until the video’s release. It was then that they took a glimpse at the red head behind the song. He continued to release multiple pop hits in the 1980s and retired in 1993.

In 2007, he made a come back and trended once more due to an internet prank known as “rickrolling”. However, he is back to music full time and is set to release an album in 2016.