Brentwood, 9.21am: 8°C, broken clouds

First GR80’s show of APRIL

1985 – Wham! became the first Western pop group to perform in China during an historic 10-day visit. It began with a concert at the Peoples’ Gymnasium in Beijing in front of 12,000 people. They also played a concert in front of 5,000 in Canton.

1988 – Alice Cooper almost died on stage when one of the props, the Gallows, malfunctioned. A safety rope broke during the stunt where he pretended to hang himself.

a-ha – I’ve Been Losing You
Blondie – Rapture
Elvis Costello – Everyday I Write the Book
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
Texas – Everyday Now
Shakespeare Sister – You’re History
Rod Stewart – Some Guys Have All the Luck
ABS – When Smokey Sings
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible
Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
Go West – Don’t Look Down
Wham! – Freedom
Jim Diamond – I Should Have Known Better
Ultravox – We Came To Dance
T’Pau – China in Your Hand
New Kids On the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Donna Summer – Dinner With Gershwin
Tina Turner – Private Dancer
Chicago – Hard to Say I’m Sorry
The Jam – Going Underground
Goombay Dance Band – Seven Tears
Cliff Richard and the Young Ones – Living Doll
Huey Lewis and The News – Hip To Be Square
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
Alice Cooper – Poison
The Eurythmics – Who’s That Girl?
Pet Shop Boys – You Were Always On My Mind

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