GR80’s Mid June

June 1986 saw the start of The Magic Tour which was Queen’s final ever tour with their lead singer Freddie Mercury and their bass guitarist John Deacon. The Magic Tour took in 26 dates around Europe’s stadiums. Over a million people attended the concerts, making it one of the largest ever. Support acts included INXS, Level 42, Marillion, The Bangles and Status Quo.

PLAYLIST
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Simple Minds – Theme for Great Cities
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Duran Duran – Union of the Snake
Bobby Brown – On Our Own
The Passions – I’m In Love With a German Film Star
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Tears For Fears – Shout
Rose Royce – Car Wash
Alexander O’Neal – Criticize
Junior – Mama Used to Say
Queen – A Kind Of Magic
Five Star – System Addict

Three in a Row – 1987
Def Leppard – Love Bites
Boogie Box High – Jive Talkin
Erasure – The Circus

Jimmy Nail – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
Roy Orbison – You Got It
Amazulu – Montego Bay
Hazell Dean – Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
The Stone Roses – She Bangs the Drum
Holly Johnson – Americanos
Heart – Alone
Smokey Robinson – Being With You
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
Eric Clapton – Behind the Mask

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About Xanthe Bearman

I'm a busy mum of three teenagers! I started working as a TV presenter in 2004 and in 2006 I joined Phoenix FM as a co-presenter. When the station went full time in March 2007, I presented the lunchtime show "The Bear at Lunchtime". I really enjoyed the show but when my own business (singing and dancing with pre-school children and babies) got too busy, I had to stand down. I was brought up in the 80s and LOVE the music of that decade so was delighted when I was asked to rejoin Phoenix FM in June 2014 to present a new weekly 80s show. I've been lucky enough to interview Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Denise Pearson (Five Star) and Andy Bell (Erasure). I really enjoy choosing the tracks I'm going to play each week, there is a memory attached to nearly every one!