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The Horn behind the music of the 80s

On this morning’s show I unearthed yet another song that was acceptable in the 80s – a UK top 40 hit that you probably hadn’t heard in a while. In this case I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d not heard it since it was a hit 30 years ago! My clues were that one half of the duo who performed it found renewed fame a few years ago in the jungle; and a few years before this song they’d scored a top 20 hit with a cover of a Beatles song.

The answer was Videotheque by Dollar, whose David van Day appeared in I’m a celebrity in 2008. He and Thereza Bazar had met when they were in the group Guys n Dolls, which they broke away from after becoming romantically involved, and their Beatles cover was I wanna hold your hand. Videotheque was their fourth single produced by the outstanding Trevor Horn – of Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise fame – who went on to produce for just about anyone who was anyone in the 80s, such as Seal, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield and loads more besides…

If you love 80s music, don’t forget that Stephen Bealey plays a whole hour every Sunday morning on Sunday Sunrise.

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The Horn behind the music of the 80s

On this morning’s show I unearthed yet another song that was acceptable in the 80s – a UK top 40 hit that you probably hadn’t heard in a while. In this case I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d not heard it since it was a hit 30 years ago! My clues were that one half of the duo who performed it found renewed fame a few years ago in the jungle; and a few years before this song they’d scored a top 20 hit with a cover of a Beatles song.

The answer was Videotheque by Dollar, whose David van Day appeared in I’m a celebrity in 2008. He and Thereza Bazar had met when they were in the group Guys n Dolls, which they broke away from after becoming romantically involved, and their Beatles cover was I wanna hold your hand. Videotheque was their fourth single produced by the outstanding Trevor Horn – of Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise fame – who went on to produce for just about anyone who was anyone in the 80s, such as Seal, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield and loads more besides…

If you love 80s music, don’t forget that Stephen Bealey plays a whole hour every Sunday morning on Sunday Sunrise.

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The Horn behind the music of the 80s

On this morning’s show I unearthed yet another song that was acceptable in the 80s – a UK top 40 hit that you probably hadn’t heard in a while. In this case I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d not heard it since it was a hit 30 years ago! My clues were that one half of the duo who performed it found renewed fame a few years ago in the jungle; and a few years before this song they’d scored a top 20 hit with a cover of a Beatles song.

The answer was Videotheque by Dollar, whose David van Day appeared in I’m a celebrity in 2008. He and Thereza Bazar had met when they were in the group Guys n Dolls, which they broke away from after becoming romantically involved, and their Beatles cover was I wanna hold your hand. Videotheque was their fourth single produced by the outstanding Trevor Horn – of Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise fame – who went on to produce for just about anyone who was anyone in the 80s, such as Seal, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield and loads more besides…

If you love 80s music, don’t forget that Stephen Bealey plays a whole hour every Sunday morning on Sunday Sunrise.

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The Horn behind the music of the 80s

On this morning’s show I unearthed yet another song that was acceptable in the 80s – a UK top 40 hit that you probably hadn’t heard in a while. In this case I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d not heard it since it was a hit 30 years ago! My clues were that one half of the duo who performed it found renewed fame a few years ago in the jungle; and a few years before this song they’d scored a top 20 hit with a cover of a Beatles song.

The answer was Videotheque by Dollar, whose David van Day appeared in I’m a celebrity in 2008. He and Thereza Bazar had met when they were in the group Guys n Dolls, which they broke away from after becoming romantically involved, and their Beatles cover was I wanna hold your hand. Videotheque was their fourth single produced by the outstanding Trevor Horn – of Buggles, Yes and Art of Noise fame – who went on to produce for just about anyone who was anyone in the 80s, such as Seal, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield and loads more besides…

If you love 80s music, don’t forget that Stephen Bealey plays a whole hour every Sunday morning on Sunday Sunrise.

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