Here from the Music Gateway Team we wanted to congratulate 1980’s British pop duo, Eurythmics for their recent nomination to get induced in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018!
Throwback to the 80’s
Eurythmics, which was formed in 1980 by singer-songwriter Annie Lennox and multi-instrumentalist Davie A. Stewart, hit stardom during the 1980’s due to their innovative use of synths and as one of the pioneering during the early years of music videos. “In the early ’80s, videos were a new and innovative phenomena, offering musical artists the possibility to feature interpretations of their songs through the combined medium of moving imagery and sound,” recalls Lennox. During the 1980’s the dynamic duo wrote 20 international hits (such as Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Who’s That Girl and There Must be an Angel) and managed to sell 80 million copies worldwide, building a strong and loyal fandom across the globe.
Now on Vinyl
The duo have planned to re-release their entire 8 LP discography through Sony Music between April and October 2018, starting with In The Garden (1981), Sweet Dreams (1983) and Touch (1983) on April 13, 2018; followed by Be Yourself Tonight (1985) Revenge (1986) and Savage (1987) in July 2018, and We Too Are One (1989) as well as the first ever release on vinyl of Peace (1999) in October 2018. This release comes right at a turning point in vinyl records history, since the recent years have seen a revival in the use of the vinyl format.
Almost as a preamble to the ecstatic year that lays ahead of Eurythmics, an 11-minute unique video named EURYTHMIX has been composed. Brought to us by DJ Earwarm, this nostalgic compilation mixes together 23 of the most popular Eurythmics music videos.
Making Their Way into the Hall of Fame
Their nomination for the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not come unprecedented, having won the MTV Music Video Award for the Best New Artist in 1984, a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1987, a Brit Award in 1999 for Outstanding Contribution to British music as well as the duo’s 2005 induction into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame among many other condecorations. Nevertheless both the members were shocked at the sudden news. “When we were nominated, we thought, ‘What?!’ And then we saw there were other British acts, like Depeche Mode and Dire Straits. They are incredible legends, and we’re honored to be nominated,” expressed Stewart. “It’s lovely and flattering,” then added Lennox. For those die-hard fans who can’t wait to see Eurythmics being eulogized in the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in Cleveland, you can vote for them here
“When we were nominated, we thought, ‘What?!’ And then we saw there were other British acts, like Depeche Mode and Dire Straits. They are incredible legends, and we’re honored to be nominated”
As a side note to the main story, we are delighted to inform all readers that Dave Stewart will be acting as one of the judges in Music Gateway’s new and upcoming online music competition, NextGen. This free-to-enter competition is for young people aged 14-23, who will have to submit a recording online. The competition is neither genre nor instrument-specific and it could be either a cover or an original, solo or ensemble. The winner will receive a life-changing recording package worth £5k and priceless industry introductions across TV, Film & Music. Furthermore, each school and university who have 5+ students enter will be entered into a prize draw which could see them winning thousands of pounds worth of musical equipment.
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