Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Something for the weekend 2: Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins were a British music group that formed in April 1977 and disbanded in May 1993. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe.
The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thomson in Hergé's comic strip THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN. At various stages, the band had up to seven members though their best known incarnation was as a trio between 1982–86. Tom Bailey has one of the great pop voices, up there with Boy George, Jimmy Sommerville, George Michael, Stevie Winwood and the late Jack Bruce, or the very singular voices of Holly Johnson and Neil Tennant.
Actually, "Doctor, Doctor" could be my theme song this week: I had an endoscopy on Wednesday, saw my GP (local doctor) this morning, and am having a CT Scan on Monday - all to complete my cancer treatment, which finished in January ..... and which seems to have been successful. I will know the results a week later, when see my consultant on the 11th. Fingers crossed ...

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