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MORRISSEY will not be representing the UK in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest although the singer was in talks with the organisers about participating. However the former SMITHS frontman has indcated that he is about announce to a forty-date US tour which will start in April. ?? ONETWO will perform songs from their first studio album 'Instead' at London's Sister Ray record shop on March 1st at 6pm. The duo - PROPAGANDA's CLAUDIA BRUCKEN and OMD's PAUL HUMPHREYS will also be signing copies of the album. ?? PET SHOP BOYS singer NEIL TENNANT has executive-produced 'Release The Stars', the new album from Rufus Wainwright. The pair first collaborated in 2006 when Wainwright was one of the Pet Shop Boys' special guests at the recording of their live album with the BBC Concert orchestra, 'Concrete'. ?? BANANARAMA will reissue six of their best known albums on March 19th, each title will additionally feature a selection of bonus tracks including b-sides and rare recordings. See GIGS for more information and the full tracklistings. ?? TOYAH will play concerts at Battle Abbey in Hastings - where she recorded her second album 'The Blue Meaning' in 1980 - and Audley End House in Cambridgeshire in August as part of a series of 'Here & Now' concerts that will take place at English Heritage sites during the summer. See GIGS for details. ?? IMAGINATION's hit 'Just An Illusion' has been given a contemporary make-over in a NEW remix from frontman LEEE JOHN. The '21st Century Mix' of the track is available exclusively in iTunes. ?? THE CHRISTIANS will play a nineteen-date UK tour starting in Dartford on February 27th, featuring BLACK as the support act. See GIGS for all the dates. ?? NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK is to be among the guests at a new Welsh literary festival in the village of Laugharne over the weekend of March 31st... ?? Thanks to www.remembertheeighties.comfor this weeks news! ?? ============================================================= ?? And a note from the webmaster of www.remembertheeighties.com:
It turns out that the people behind the musical CHICAGO liked my recent INTERVIEW with the shows current star, former SPANDAU BALLET frontman TONY HADLEY, so much that they want to offer you free tickets and a very special AUTOGRAPHED Tony Hadley item in a special competition... keep an eye on the website over the next few days for that!
Thank you to everyone who has emailed me PICTURES for consideration for my FORTHCOMINGBOOK - I am in equal parts delighted and scared... delighted because of the level of support my book is getting from you all, and scared because some of the pictures are very... um.... eighties! I'd love to see more and as a reminder I'm particularly interested in scans and pictures of badges, merchandise, tickets and things like that! If you have anything that fits the bill then please can you send them to firstname.lastname@example.org which is a special email address I've set up for pictures only please!