By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Paul Young was one of the faces of British pop music in the 1980s. His hits such as “Every Time You Go Away” and the album from which it came, “The Secrets of Association,” paved the way for stardom in the U.S. He was a staple on MTV. He sang on the charity track, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” from Band-Aid. He then performed for the world as part of Live Aid. Eventually, Young pulled away from the trappings of pop stardom and formed a Tex Mex band Los Pacaminos, which still continues to this day. But, in 2016, he returned to his soul roots with the album, “Good Thing”—albeit in a more mature manner than his teen idol days. On Sunday, June 10, Paul Young comes to the area in a sold out performance at Daryl’s House in Pawling, N.Y.The Observer caught up with Young via email to speak about his solo career, Los Pacominos, and his tour in the U.S.? Observer: Your career has two prominent … [Read more...] about From top of the charts in the ‘80s to Tex-Mex, Paul Young continues his crooning ways
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ED Sheeran is a British singer-songwriter, famed for hits such as Shape Of You, The A Team, and Thinking Out Loud. Here's everything you need to know about the star who's engaged to his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn.... What is Ed Sheeran's net worth? The singer has released three albums since 2011 and his 2017 album Divide, sold 232,000 more copies in its first day than any other album in 2016. As a result of his success, Ed's net worth is estimated to be £80 million. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, his wealth has grown by £28 million, which is more than anyone else on the list. He is placed at 35 in the list and is the second wealthiest musician under 30, beaten only by Adele. Adele is the only person to have sold more records than him in the last ten years. Bizarre editor Dan Wootton reported how Ed made £47,000 a day last year despite taking the 12 months off. The Thinking Out Loud singer raked in £17.2million in sales for his company then … [Read more...] about What’s Ed Sheeran’s net worth, who’s his fiancée Cherry Seaborn, when are they getting married and what are his biggest songs?
Everyone has blind spots when it comes to things they loved as a child: you don’t remember how shonky your favourite toys were, or how weirdly racist your most-adored first books could be. Partly, this is because you encountered these things as a child and so didn’t think to question them, but it’s also because you don’t want to question them, because questioning them means rewriting your happiest memories. This is probably why John Hughes has got a free pass for so long. Many of us who are now adults grew up with his films and cherished them with the fond sentimentality French novelists reserve for madeleines. He is – rightly – held up as the man who brought a soulfulness to the teen genre, but that was never Hughes’s full story, really. So when Molly Ringwald, who starred in three of his teen movies, wrote in the New Yorker this week about rewatching those films in the #MeToo era and pointed out that, actually, Hughes’s teen films have … [Read more...] about Times move pretty fast! Rewatching 80s favourites in the age of #MeToo
HE'S the flamboyant front man of Culture Club who has been making headlines for more than 30 years. Indeed, Boy George is no wall flower, but if you want to get to know the man behind the colourful persona, read on. What is Boy George's real name? Boy George's real name is George Alan O'Dowd but he chose his stage name when he formed Culture Club in the early 1980s. He performed under the previous stage name Lieutenant Lush during his time with the group Bow Wow Wow. During his career, Boy George has put his name to a number of different projects including Djing, fashion design and photography. How old is Boy George? Boy George was born on June 14, 1961 which makes him 56 years old. He was born in Eltham, London and has four brothers and one sister. Before finding fame, Boy George would live in squats around the Warren Street area of Central London and was good friends with fellow 80s singer Marilyn. What are Boy George's biggest songs? Culture Club were one of the biggest bands of the … [Read more...] about How old is Boy George, what’s his real name, what are his biggest songs and what is his net worth?
'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey is the best festive feel-good song ever made, according to a poll. The 1994 classic beat a string of other Christmas smash hits including 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard and Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' to claim top spot.It also outstripped 'Last Christmas' by Wham! and 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid.Other songs to make the definitive Christmas top 40 include 'It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The year' by Andy Williams which just pipped tub-thumping classic, Fairytale of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl to sixth spot.'Driving Home For Christmas' by Chris Rea, Shakin' Stevens' 'Merry Christmas Everyone' and Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by Bruce Springsteen complete the top ten.The study, conducted to coincide with the launch of Co-op's new Christmas advert which features a new rendition of Britpop classic, Blur's ‘Tender’, also probed the role Christmas songs play in boosting … [Read more...] about Greatest ever Christmas top 40 songs