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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

November 17, 2019

Wham! bestride the Atlantic, Ozzy announces his retirement, Eurythmics join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and more – it’s this week in rock.

#OnThisDay November 11, 1972
The wildly popular singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan tops the UK singles charts for the first time with his 12th single, ‘Clair’. It goes on to be a Top 3 hit in the US.

#OnThisDay November 12, 1947
Many happy returns to Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma who wrote the rock classic ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’. The band have sold a staggering 24m records worldwide.

#OnThisDay November 13, 1976
Billy Ocean releases his third single of the year in the shape of ‘Stop Me (If You’ve Heard It All Before)’. It goes on to peak at No. 12 in the UK singles charts.

#OnThisDay November 14, 1974
The incomparable David Essex scores his first UK No. 1 single with ‘Gonna Make You A Star’. Produced by Jeff Wayne, the single spends three weeks in pole position. The single also goes Top 5 in Australia.

#OnThisDay November 15, 1992
After playing a gig in California, Ozzy Osbourne announces his retirement from touring. “Who wants to be touring at 46?” he laments. Wonder how that turned out for him?

#OnThisDay November 16, 2005
Eurythmics are inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame. One of Britain’s most successful bands, they’ve sold 75m records and have been won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987 and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999.

#OnThisDay November 17, 1984
Wham! bestride the Atlantic like a pop colossus when ‘Make It Big’ tops the UK album charts while ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ is the biggest-selling single in the US.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: WHAM!

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: WHAM!

With the new RomCom ‘Last Christmas’ out now in theaters, our Artist of the Month for the Yuletide season; the pop colossus that is Wham!

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Wham! hit number one (again), Elvis hits the big screen (again) Billy Joel hits the top of the US charts (for the very first time) and more. It’s This Week In Rock’.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Wham! bestride the Atlantic, Ozzy announces his retirement, Eurythmics join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and more – it’s this week in rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  EURYTHMICS – ‘SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: EURYTHMICS – ‘SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES’

This feminist anthem finds Eurythmics teaming up with the late soul legend Aretha Franklin for one of the defining tracks of the 80s.

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Intriguing collaborations, seminal singles, classic albums and breakthrough hits – it’s this week in rock. https://www.legacyrecordings.co.uk/news/this-week-in-rock-13

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’

The early 80s were a golden period for pioneering videos and this one for Wham!’s 1983 No.4 single, ‘Club Tropicana’, is no exception.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

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Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

We’re giving five people the chance to win a signed copy of ‘The very best of Billy Ocean UK & European Tour 2018/19 programme’.

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

As Pop’s Premier Party Patriarch prepares to undertake yet another superb series of shows, we celebrate Billy Ocean, our Artist of the Month for March

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DAVID ESSEX – ‘GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DAVID ESSEX – ‘GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR’

Though producer Jeff Wayne is best known for his work on the planet-straddling success of 1978’s ‘Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of War Of The Worlds’, he cut his production teeth working in partnership with singer David Essex.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

One of the most evergreen Christmas singles to have ever been released, ‘Last Christmas is also the biggest-selling festive single to have never reached No. 1 in the UK.

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Eurythmics  ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ – OUT NOW

Eurythmics ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ – OUT NOW

The final wave of our long awaited Eurythmics vinyl re issues is available now, with ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ out now on vinyl…

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Eurythmics ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ – OUT NOW

Eurythmics ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ – OUT NOW

The second wave of this year’s long-awaited Eurythmics vinyl reissues are here! ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ are out now.

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EURYTHMICS VINYL REISSUES – FIRST WAVE OUT NOW

EURYTHMICS VINYL REISSUES – FIRST WAVE OUT NOW

The first three of this year’s long-awaited Eurythmics vinyl reissues are here! ‘In The Garden’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Touch’ are out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

They’re one of our finest, most eclectic and endlessly inventive pop duos.

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TOP TEN DREAM SONGS

TOP TEN DREAM SONGS

Far too prolific to have a single signature tune, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ is nonetheless the track our Artists of the Month, Eurythmics, are perhaps best known for. but it wasn’t the first or last song about the popular nocturnal hallucinations. Here’s our dreams top ten…

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Artist of the Month: Eurythmics

Artist of the Month: Eurythmics

There are few bands that have not only come to define a decade, but also to transcend it, with music that’s inarguably timeless. Ladies and gentlemen, our Artists of the Month for March: Annie Lenox and Dave Stewart. Eurythmics.

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HUGE EURYTHMICS VINYL RE-RELEASE THIS  YEAR

HUGE EURYTHMICS VINYL RE-RELEASE THIS YEAR

One of the most revered, respected and influential groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics’ catalogue includes more than 20 international hits. We’re thrilled to announce that eight of the band’s most groundbreaking albums will be re-released on vinyl throughout 2018.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

The ultimate ’80s track from the ultimate ’80s party starter, ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’ would have passed into pop folklore with or without Michael Douglas’ help.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

The 2018 shortlist for induction into Cleveland, OH’s legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is out, and five Legacy artists are up for the honour. We need your vote!

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Essex – ‘Rock On’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Essex – ‘Rock On’

Without a shadow of a doubt, David Essex’s ‘Rock On’ is hands down one of the weirdest tracks to have graced the UK Top 10…

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WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

We’ve got five tour programmes from Mr Billy Ocean’s recent UK tour, all signed by the Undisputed Party Patriarch himself.

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Join us as we look back on one of the most incredible careers in pop…

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80 smash hits

80 smash hits
The playlist time machine! Travel back to the 80s with retro hits from Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna and more!
Mistletoe & Whine – The Xmas Number 1 Through History

Mistletoe & Whine – The Xmas Number 1 Through History

The chase for a festive chart-topper is revving up again, so let’s look back at years past. Terry Staunton is reading a list and checking it twice…

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Happy Birthday ‘In The Garden’: Pastoral, Problematic Post-Punk?

Happy Birthday ‘In The Garden’: Pastoral, Problematic Post-Punk?

With The Eurythmics’ beloved debut turning 30 this week, Daryl Easlea examines ‘In The Garden’s place in history.

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Billy Ocean – Top tracks

Billy Ocean – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Carribean queen
    Billy Ocean
  2. Get outta my dreams, get into my car
    Billy Ocean
  3. Love really hurts without you
    Billy Ocean
  4. Red light spells danger
    Billy Ocean
  5. Suddenly
    Billy Ocean
  6. and lots more!!
    ...

Wham – Top tracks

Wham – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Wake me up before you go-go
    Wham!
  2. Club tropicana
    Wham!
  3. Everything she wants
    Wham!
  4. Last christmas
    Wham!
  5. I'm your man
    Wham!
  6. and lots more!
    ...

Eurythmics – Top tracks

Eurythmics – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Sweet dreams (are made of this)
    Eurythmics
  2. Here comes the rain again
    Eurythmics
  3. Would I lie to you?
    Eurythmics
  4. There must be an angel (playing with my heart)
    Eurythmics
  5. Love is a stranger
    Eurythmics
  6. and lots more!!
    ...

Annie Lennox – Top tracks

Annie Lennox – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Why
    Annie Lennox
  2. Walking on broken glass
    Annie Lennox
  3. No more "I Love You's"
    Annie Lennox
  4. Little bird
    Annie Lennox
  5. A White shade of pale
    Annie Lennox
  6. and lots more!
    ...
Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Read more about the new Billy Ocean best of collection…

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Video of the week: Billy Ocean

Video of the week: Billy Ocean

“In the blink of an eye I knew her number and her name / And she said I was the tiger she wanted to tame” ROAR!

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Video of the week: Wham!

Video of the week: Wham!

31 years ago today, this track was Wham!’s first UK No.1.

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more