Billy Ocean is among a star-studded line-up of 80s music artists that will perform at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena this summer. If you’re across the pond, this may be a concert you might want to attend.
80s Live brings together an exclusive range of artists to relive one of the most memorable decades of music, taking place on Saturday June 16.
80s LIVE to Feature Billy Ocean, Howard Jones & More
Other artists joining the lineup include Howard Jones, Alexander O’Neal, Five Star, Roland Gift – Fine Young Cannibals and The Blow Monkeys.
Time to dig out those 80’s outfits, snap the glow sticks and party away to some of the biggest hits of the decade.
Billy Ocean is dubbed as the biggest black recording star that Britain has ever produced, with the R&B singer-songwriter selling more than 30 million records worldwide, achieving number one spot worldwide on pop charts in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany and Holland.
Synth pop artist Howard Jones had ten top 40 singles in the mid-80s, including the records’New Song’, ‘What Is Love?’ & ‘Like to Get To Know You Well’ while sibling R&B band Five Star recorded 15 top 40 hits, most notably with ‘Rain or Shine’ & ‘System Addict’
Soul singer Alexander O’Neal, who lit up the charts with hits such as ‘Criticize’, ‘Fake’ and ‘If You Were Here Tonight’ after launching his solo career in 1985.
Brummie Brit Award winner Fine Young Cannibals Roland Gift had huge success with their records ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ and ‘Good Thing’, while new wave band The Blow Monkeys, known for their hit ‘You Don’t Own Me’, had 11 singles in the 80s music charts.
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