Sunday 5 March 2023

HOLLY JOHNSON ๐ŸŒฉ️ "HEAVEN'S HERE" (Mount Olympus 12'' Mix) 1989 electronic synth pop dance '80s REMASTERED 2023 WAV HQ AUDIO

"Heaven's Here" ๐ŸŒฉ️ a song by English singer Holly Johnson, released in 1989 as the fourth and final single from his debut solo album Blast. It was written by Johnson and produced by Stephen Hague. The song reached No. 62 in the UK and No. 22 in Ireland.

Upon release, Melody Maker commented: "Holly's a great one for the notion that social improvement begins with the self. We are all prospective gods and the sweet "Heaven's Here" tells us, "This is your lifetime". 

Tony Beard of Record Mirror described the song as "classy show-off pop" and added: "Not as stop-you-in-yer-tracks catchy as "Americanos" nor as thrillingly shocksome as anything by Frankie, but Holly Johnson really has hit a rich vein of form of late hasn't he?"

Music & Media considered the song "more commercial" than the preceding "Atomic City" and described it as an "easy-going, mid-tempo number with a good chorus".

Heaven's Here ๐ŸŒฉ️ (Mount Olympus 12'' Mix)  (9.23)
Produced by Stephen Hague
Remixed by Julian Mendelsohn
Words & Music By – Holly Johnson


๐Ÿ“š SONG LYRICS - "HEAVEN'S HERE" ๐ŸŒฉ️ (as performed by HOLLY JOHNSON)

This is your lifetime
No matter what time of life
There's wonder in the air if you stop to care.
Look at heaven
It's kissing clouds
Everybody's living
Everybody's proud.

Sweet dreams tonight and forever
Secret lives we live together
Feel warm inside
This is your time
Harmony and love divine.

Heaven's here
Heaven's here
We're playing gods and angels
Heaven's here
Heaven's here.

Summer rain on your face
You're touched by grace
Blue skies
White lies and cherry pies.
Lay me down and love me
Leave the light so I can see.
Angel mine
Let's dream together
Sacred hearts that love forever
Feel warm inside
This is your time
Harmony and love divine.

Heaven's here
Heaven's here
Why waste your time in a living hell ?
You can live in cloudland just as well !
Sweet dreams tonight and forever
Heaven's here
Heaven's here

Songwriters: Holly Johnson
Heaven's Here lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc



Saturday 7 January 2023



℗ 1981 Produced by Giorgio Moroder (for Friederich Prod. S.A.)
℗ 1981 Chalet Records (Disco record label created in 1980 by Jean-Claude Friederich in Los Angeles, CA)

Madleen Kane (Real Name: Madeleine Flerkell)
Swedish disco singer and model, born 4 March 1958 in Malmรถ.

She debuted as a photo model for Ford Models in New York. In 1978 she got a record deal with producer Jean-Claude Friederich and released the debut single Rough diamond, which became a world hit. In 1980, Cherchez pas became number 18 on the Swedish top list. In 1981 she collaborated with Giorgio Moroder, resulting in hits such as You can and Playing for time. She had five singles on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Her 1994 compilation album, 12 Inches and More, was a huge hit in the US.

Madleen has released a biography of her life. The book is based on her childhood to the jet set life she lived during her time as an artist and model. Madleen describes in great detail about her marriage, alcoholism, sexual abuse and family. The title is named after her debut album; Rough Diamond.

"FIRE IN MY HEART" (1981) 12'' EXTENDED DANCE EDIT - retro disco hi-nrg edit
Fire In My Heart is the B-Side track of her 1981 hit single "You can"


Well there's a fire in my heart tonight
Oh there's a fire in my heart tonight
I wanna see you alright

Well there's a fire in my heart tonight
I can feel that it's right
Oh there's a fire.... in my heart
Well there's a fire.... in my heart

Oh there's a fire in my heart tonight
It's gotta be it tonight
Well there's a fire in my....

All my friends warned me about you
They told me so
They told me so
They heard a rumour spread about you
They told me so
They told me so

My mama said remember one thing
They told you so
They told you so
I don't care how much I hear it
They told you so
They told you so


They say I'm walkin' such a fine line
They told me so
They told me so
He'll take your heart
and you'll lose your own life
They told me so
They told me so

He'll come between common sense and emotion
They told me so
They told me so
I'm not arrayed on love's a notion
They told me so
They told me so


[Written by Giorgio Moroder & Sylvester Levay]
[Published by GMPC Music]


Tuesday 29 November 2022

TANYA ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท "DARLADI-LADADA" (1982) 12'' Vocal & Dub Mixes Hi NRG Italo Disco Funky Dance '80s CULT

Recorded At – Acoustic One Studio
Mixed At – Acoustic One Studio Produced For – 4 Ever Productions
Arranged By – Paul Roumeliotis, Teneen Ali
Co-producer – Dominic Sciullo, Leo Tavormina
Mixed By – Andrรฉ Boulet, Teneen Ali
Producer – Teneen Ali
Written-By – Guinis, P. Roumeliotis
Produced for 4 Ever Productions
℗ © 1982 Ali Baba Records

Tanya – Darladi-Ladada
Label: Ali Baba Records – SP-001
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG, Disco

ARTIST BIO: Tanya Jackson (Real Name: Tanya Carmen Dagenais)
Profile: Singer and vocal coach. Born in Montreal, Canada.
Today she lives in Florida

SONG BACKGROUND: "Darla dirladada" is a song recorded by French singer Dalida, released on single during summer of 1970. It was a #1 hit in France.

The song is based on Greek folk song "Dirlada" (Greek: ฮฯ„ฮนฯฮปฮฑฮฝฯ„ฮฌ), originating from the island of Kalymnos in Greece. "The Dirlada has been popular on the Greek island Kalymnos for a very long time.

Dirlada, which we encounter in several versions and in a number of variants, is a work song, which might be sung oil-press to hearten the workers tolling at the hand-press of the time, or in the boats during the processing of sponges, or when pulling the oars.

The tune but also the name, seem to be related to similar songs of the peoples of North Africa, with whom the Kalymnians long maintained - and still maintain - close relations, owing to the islanders' sponge-diving activities along the coasts of Egypt and Cyrenaica. The musicologist Samuel Baud-Bovy speaks of tunes that are common to the peoples of the Mediterranean. We encounter such tunes in Kalymnos, as well. In the years after the last World War, it began to be danced on Kalymnos in a manner reminiscent of Arabic dances, arapika , as they were called; that is, it was danced by couples, as a face-to-face, and the steps were quick and springy.

The song is begun by one singer, the rest of the group joining in at the "break" and repeating the words.

Dionysis Savvopoulos sang "Dirlada" on his 1969 album To Perivoli tou Trelou.

In 1970 the song was recorded by French singer Dalida. It was released as a single from her album Ils ont changรฉ ma chanson, on which it features as the sixth track. Dalida also recorded the song in Italian, German, and English-language versions.

In the same year it was also recorded by Cypriot-American-Israeli singer Trifonas Nikolaidis in Israel and released as an EP with 2 additional songs on the B-side.

It was the inspiration for the 1971 pop song Loop di Love by Juan Bastรณs.

The famous Greek songstress Marinella recorded two spirited cover versions of the song in 1971. One appeared on a compilation LP with various artists entitled ‘’Ena Karavi Yemato Tragoudia / A Boat Full of Songs’’. The other more known version appears as the last track of her studio album ‘’Enas Mithos/A Story’’

In 1973, Chilean singer Josรฉ Alfredo Fuentes recorded an adaptation of the song in Spanish, released as "Dirladada".

The song has been covered by the Belgian-Flemish singer Marva. The most notable cover version, so far, is that of G.O. Culture in 1993, which became a huge hit in France.

The song is popular in Finland as well, recorded with Finnish lyrics by Kai Hyttinen in 1972. Erkki Pรคlli, a Finnish music producer and a journalist, heard this rousing song on a holiday in Rhodos back in 1971–72 and brought it back home with him. He offered it to Kai "Kuju" Hyttinen, who got a hit single of it. Pรคlli had just misheard the song and in Finland it is known as "Dirlanda" or "Dirlandaa".

Finnish music group Jean S. has also re-covered the song.

In 1982, a high energy disco version by 'Tanya' was released by Canadian Ali Baba Records, and widely bootlegged in the USA, Mexico and South American countries.

In 1995, for their fifth album, the Macedonian rock band "Memorija", recorded a version of this song, titled "Dirlada".

In 2018, the Romanian band D-l Goe covered the song to honour the 1st of March holiday, using an electro rock approach for the Romanian lyrics, previously used by singer Margareta Paslaru.


Saturday 20 November 2021

VIVA - Don't Turn Your Love Away (12'' Maxi- x4 Mixes) 1985 WAV HQ Format Hi-NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat 12'' 7'' White Label Dance 80s "Out-Of-Print" RARE


(12'' Maxi- x4 Mixes) 1985

VIVA ๐Ÿ”ฅ "DON'T TURN YOUR LOVE AWAY" (x4 Re-Mixes) 1985
Hi-NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat 12''/7'' Dance 80s

01 Viva - Don't Turn Your Love Away (Extended 12'' Maxi-Mix) (5.03) ℗ 1985  
02 Viva - Don't Turn Your Love Away (Italo Disco Sleaze Extended Mix) (7.19)  ℗ 1985
03 Viva - Don't Turn Your Love Away (Single 7'' Mix) (3.42)  ℗ 1985
04 Viva - Don't Turn Your Love Away (Durbs Re-Mix) (3.48)  ℗ 1985

"Hi NRG Italo Disco Eurobeat inspired synthpop from Durban's own Mike Durandt, it follows the tried and tested formula of potent synths and sultry, effeminate vocals over uptempo rhythms that conjure images of sweaty aerobics studios and suburban discos. It's either generic or timeless, depending on your memories of the era. This is the original South African 12'' Maxi release, with the Italo Disco sleaze bootleg 12'' mix, + both mixes (sides A & B) from the original S.A. 7'' single release.  Later also released in Canada on Power Records."

Produced by Kevin Mason at Coastal Recording - Durban, South Africa
Arranged by Mike Durandt and Kevin Mason
Publisher:  Silversongs
℗ 1985 Jive Wire Records

Marketed By – Trutone Music
Distributed By – Trutone Music
Printed By – Artone Press
Published By – Silversongs
Produced At – Coastal Recording Studios, Durban

Viva – Don't Turn Your Love Away
Label: Jive Wire – SV 0114 (12'') & Jive Wire – Wire 22 (7'')
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single & Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Country: South Africa
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Italo-Disco, Eurobeat

๐Ÿ“š  SONG LYRICS:  "Don't Turn Your Love Away" ๐Ÿ”ฅ (performed by VIVA)

Don't Don't Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee
Dont Dont Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee ee hee hee hee ee  eee  eee

Baby, Our Loves On The Line
So Don't Say, The Words Out Of Time

For The Love You Knew
Was The Love I Knew
When When Our Hearts Were High
And We Could Touch The Sky

Don't Don't Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee
Dont Dont Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee ee hee hee hee ee  eee  eee

Baby, The Sun's On The Rise
There's A New Hope, Shining In My Eyes

What's Been Has Been
We're On The Scene
And We Can Play The Part
From The Very Start, And Fly

Don't Don't Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee
Don't Don't Turn Your Love Away From Me..eeeee ee hee hee hee ee  eee  eee

For The Love You Knew,
Was The Love I Knew
And We Can Play The Part
From The Very Start, We Can Fly


Baby, Our Loves On The Line...
So Don't Say The Words Out Of Time

For The Love You Knew,
Was The Love I Knew
When Our Hearts Were High
We Could Touch The Sky


[Composed by Mike Durandt]
Publisher:  Silversongs



Monday 4 October 2021

PATRICK COWLEY๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ‘⃤ 'COLLABORATIONS' (1977-1982) 40th Anniversary - Various Artists Electronic Disco Hi-NRG Funk 70s 80s


"Patrick Cowley's ๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ‘⃤ "Collaborations" is a collection of works Patrick contributed to/remixed/wrote/played on and/or produced for/with other artists"

00:00 01. Carl Carlton - Baby I Need Your Loving (12'') 5.52 (1982) 05:51 02. Jeannie Tracy - Time Bomb (Extended) 6.09 (1982) 11:59 03. L.T.D. - Back In Love Again, Again (Version 1) 4.42 (1977) 16:41 04. Lipps Inc. - Funkytown Revival 7.53 (1979) 24:35 05. Loverdรฉ - Die Hard Lover (12'') 7.07 (1982) 31:43 06. Michele - Disco Dance (Remix) 13.47 (1977) 45:28 07. Tantra - The Hills Of Katmandu (Megamix 12'') 16.21 (1979) 1:01:49 08. Two Tons Of Fun - I Got The Feeling (Remix 12'') 7.13 (1980) 1:08:59 09. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (12'' Remix) 6.25 (1979) 1:15:26 10. Hot Posse - An American Dream (Medley) 6.22 (1981) 1:21:45 11. L.T.D. - Back In Love Again, Again (Version 2) 4.37 (1977) 1:26:22 12. Passengers - Hot Leather (Moby Dick 12'' Remix) 11.54 (1981) 1:38:16 13. Paul Parker - Pushin' Too Hard (Blecman & Kessie Remix) 5.54 (1982) 1:44:10 14. Sarah Dash - Low Down Dirty Rhythm (12'' Mix) 6.42 (1983) 1:50:52 15. Sarah Dash - Lucky Tonight (12'' Extended Version) 5.57 (1983) 1:56:48 16. Sylvester - Don't Stop (12'' Extended Mix) 6.49 (1982) 2:03:39 17. Fever - Standing In The Shadows Of Love (12'' Mix) 7.06 (1978) Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. Along with Giorgio Moroder, he often is credited as a pioneer of electronic dance music. During his teenage years, Cowley became a successful drummer with local amateur bands before attending Niagara University and later the University at Buffalo to study English. In 1971, at the age of 21, Cowley moved to San Francisco to attend the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where he studied music, specifically the use of synthesizers. Cowley met San Francisco-based musician Sylvester in 1978. Sylvester had asked Cowley to join his studio band after hearing some of his early synthesizer recordings. He played synthesizer on Sylvester's 1978 album Step II which included the hits "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" and "Dance (Disco Heat)". In addition, he wrote "Stars" and "I Need Somebody to Love Tonight" from his 1979 album Stars. Cowley also joined Sylvester's live band and joined him on several world tours. Cowley's own hits included "Menergy" in 1981, a frank celebration of the gay club scene, and "Megatron Man", which hit #1 and #2 respectively on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1981. That same year, Patrick Cowley was celebrated at the Menergy parties at The EndUp in San Francisco. He also wrote and produced the dance single "Right on Target" for San Francisco artist Paul Parker, which reached #1 on the Billboard dance chart in 1982. "Do Ya Wanna Funk", a collaboration with Sylvester, made #4 on the Billboard dance chart that same year. Cowley also did a 15'45" long remix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", which is now a collector's item. Mind Warp, his final album, was composed as he felt the increasing effects of HIV infection, and its songs reflect his increasing detachment from conventional reality as the disease progressed. During a world tour with Sylvester in late 1981, Cowley complained of feeling increasingly unwell. Upon returning to the United States, he visited a doctor who diagnosed food poisoning. Weeks later, with his condition only worsening, doctors again failed to identify what was wrong with him. At this early stage in the history of the HIV and AIDS, misdiagnosis was common and so Cowley, who was gay, was discharged from the hospital (in 1982) after doctors could do nothing more for him. Cowley died at his home in the Castro District neighbourhood in San Francisco on November 12, 1982. He was 32 years old, an early victim of AIDS. A couple of tracks were completed for a planned Sarah Dash album that year, which was cut short by Cowley's death. Despite never fully achieving mainstream commercial success, Cowley is nevertheless regarded as a pioneer of early electronic music and the creator of Hi-NRG, an uptempo strain of disco. Various 1980s artists such as Pet Shop Boys and New Order have cited his influence as a producer. Cowley has been described as "a musical pioneer whose achievements rippled throughout queer culture and beyond into the disco mainstream". Since the 2010s, Cowley's profile has risen as "listeners and scholars excavate disco's intersection with gay liberation." Amid the accompanying emergence of nu-disco in the late 2000s and early 2010s, profiles of Cowley across social media and other high-profile outlets have contributed to a resurgence of interest in his work.


Wednesday 5 May 2021

ITALO DISCO EROTIK ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ผ LOST XXX VIDEO SOUNDTRACKS 1979-1984 electronic underground Instrumental / Dubs 70s 80s CULT

๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…พ ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…พ ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…บ

The Lost Video Soundtracks 1979-1984 ๐Ÿ’‹

01. S.P Clan - Get Down (On Love) (Instrumental Mix) (Did Records, 1983)

02. The Droids – (Do You Have) The Force 1 (Barclay Disques, 1977)

03. Bob Salton – Starknight (Instrumental Mix) (Blood Record, 1982)

04. Adal Scandy Super Band - Pirana (Instrumental Mix) (F1 Team, 1979)

05. Gazebo - Masterpiece (Instrumental Mix) (Best Record, 1982)

06. Jean-Michel Jarre - Orient Express (Extended) (Disques Dreyfus, 1982)

07. Dharma - Plastic Doll (Instrumental Mix) (System Music, 1982)

08. Amin Peck - Suicidal (Instrumental Mix) (Best Record, 1983)

09. R.E.M. - Computer Communication (Xanadu Records, 1983)

10. Jean-Michel Jarre - Magnetic Fields, Part 2 (Disques Dreyfus, 1981)

11. Sunbelt - Spin It (12'' Version) (Importe/12 USA, 1981)

12. Oliver Onions - It's Only Love (Vocal Version) (Cabum Musica, 1983)

13. G.F. Lunghi - Acapulco Nights (Instrumental Version) (Memory Records, 1984)

14. Ego - Theme From E.T. (Extra-Terrestrial Dance Version) (Zanza Records, 1982)

15. S.P Clan - Get Down (On Love) (Vocal Version) (Did Records, 1983)

The Real Background Story:  


Background Soundtrack Music in 80s XXX Adult Videos ๐Ÿ“ผ

(How Italo Disco sometimes ended up, in American hardcore 80s porn video soundtracks)  

Hardly ever discussed, but Italo Disco Instrumental / Dub mixes were featured pretty often in USA/Canadian 80s adult video films.  

Home Video (Betamax / VHS) was introduced in North America in the late 70s.   This new home technology quickly created a HUGE market for home adult films sold on video cassettes.  

The quickest, cheapest and most profitable practice was for XXX film studios to use existing 70s "loops" ๐ŸŽž️ cinema porn films and make them available on home video for sale. ๐Ÿ“ผ

Most of the 70s "loops" porn films had no sound.  Film producers needed many hundreds of hours of background instrumentals for the adult home video releases.  

Nightclub DJs were already playing slowed down ITALO SLEAZE instrumental sets, mostly early morning sets, played for a few hours, before closing time.    

Porn Studios would commission DJs to make reel to reel mixes, with many hours of original "unknown" instrumental dub tunes.   Electronic sounding Italo Disco instrumentals worked well, as made the old 70s "loops" adult films seem much more modern.   ๐Ÿ“ผ

Between 1980 to 1984 this practice was extremely common.   Hi-NRG disco instrumental dub mixes were used too, but the sleazy sounding (and mostly unknown) Italo instrumentals were most popular.

These American and Canadian XXX Video productions ๐Ÿ“ผ would travel around the world, via sales and piracy.  

Sometimes, for music lovers, more legendary for having a cool killer "unknown italo dub mix" soundtrack than for the onscreen action! 


Italo Disco's DIRTY LITTLE SECRET!  ;-) ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽถ 


Tuesday 13 April 2021

FANTASY ✨ Fantasy (Album) 1979 Disco Rock Synth Funk Synth Pop Electronic RARE "Out-Of-Print" 70s 80s HQ WAV

Fantasy (Album) 1979

Disco Rock Synth Funk Synth Pop Electronic RARE "Out-Of-Print" 70s 80s

 PCM Uncompressed  / WAV HQ / 44100 Hz / 24 Bit rip from Greek Pressing Vinyl LP 

FANTASY ✨ Fantasy (Album) 1979 Disco Rock Synth Funk Pop RARE 70s 80s

00:00​  A1.  Baby I'm In Love
05:43​  A2.  I Found Love
10:53​  A3.  Terri
14:05​  A4.  I Want You
19:31​  B1.  Night Ride
25:39​  B2.  What's The Verdict
29:59​  B3.  I Thought That I Knew You Well
34:24​  B4.  Don't Break The Spell

End-of-1970s disco band from South Africa, who had two South African Greek members.
The band had a radio hit singles with "I Found Love", "Baby I'm In Love" and "What's The Verdict".

Their 1979 CBS Records full album "Fantasy" was released on LP and Cassette first in South Africa, then in Greece.
The band undertook a tour of Greece for many months to do gigs and promote the album.

Members are:

Lolly Peterson (Lead Vocals), Ashley Brokensha (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Chris Ghelakis (Bass, Vocals), Costa Anadiotis (Keyboards, Vocals), Derek De Beer (Drums, Percusion, Vocals)

In the 80s, Costa Anadiotis (Keyboards, Vocals) went on to have success with dance group Cafรฉ Society.  
Derek De Beer (Drums, Percusion, Vocals) had success with Johnny Clegg's "Savuka", earning 11 Gold LPs in nine countries.
Chris Ghelakis (Bass, Vocals) had success founding C.S.R. Records and Studios in the 80s.
Lolly Peterson (Lead Vocals) had success as a solo singer, and with group Cafรฉ Society.
Ashley Brokensha (Lead Guitar, Vocals) had further success as a member of bands Ballyhoo and Zia.

Backing Vocals – Malie Kelly
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Chris Ghelakis
Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Derek De Beer
Keyboards, Vocals – Costa Anadiotis
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Ashley Brokensha
Lead Vocals – Lolly Peterson
Producer – Fantasy & Hilton Rosenthal

Fantasy – Fantasy
Label: CBS ‎– 84664
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Greece
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Phonographic Copyright © ℗ CBS Inc.

℗ 1979 CBS Records / 2021 digital vinyl transfer Retro Disco Hi-NRG 
PCM Uncompressed  / WAV HQ / 44100 Hz / 24 Bit rip from Greek Pressing LP


Saturday 16 January 2021

DIVINE ๐Ÿ‘ ✨1985 FULL INTERVIEW with Bill Grainger (Radio Clyde UK) 37mins Hi-NRG Disco Drag Queen 80s


1985 FULL INTERVIEW with Bill Grainger (Radio Clyde UK)
37mins Hi-NRG Disco Drag Queen 80s

00:00 "Welcome Divine" - Intro 00:37 Divine the Man Vs Divine the Character 01:05 Divine's Stage Frocks (costumes) 02:09 What was Divine doing before starting in the entertainment business? 03:00 Divine Trash (Divine x2 clothing stores) Baltimore & Provincetown USA 03:30 Moved to West Coast (San Francisco/Los Angeles/Santa Monica) 6 years 03:57 Moved to East Coast (New York/Theatre plays) 6½ years 04:24 Moved to Key West (2 years) with lots of travelling on the road 04:54 Native Love (Step By Step) ๐ŸŽถ [Bobby Orlando] 1982 09:08 Bobby Orlando period 1981-1984 ("O" Records, New York, USA) 10:10 Barry Evangeli Proto Records period 1984-1986 (Proto Records, London, UK) 11:40 Love Reaction (Blue Monday ripped off) New Order ☏ phoned & thanked Divine! 12:46 Love Reaction (Remix) ๐ŸŽถ [Bobby Orlando] 1983/1984 18:12 You Think You're A Man (The Making Of @ Proto, London, UK) [Stock Aitken Waterman] 1984 19:34 Divine on TOP OF THE POPS (UK TV BBC Music Chart Show) 1984 20:29 Divine BANNED from TOP OF THE POPS (x2000 TV Viewer Complaints) 1984 24:25 I'm So Beautiful ๐ŸŽถ [Proto Records, UK - Stock Aitken Waterman] 1984 26:44 Divine "The Big Movie Star!" 29:59 "Divine is not a Transvestite..." 30:57 "Thank You Divine...." 31:53 Walk Like A Man (Live Performance) 12'' Remix) ๐ŸŽถ [Proto Records, UK - Barry Evangeli/Pete Ware] 1985

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๐Ÿ“ท Divine 'iconic' photography by Greg Gorman

RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG ๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ–ญ Remembering Bill Grainger: ✨ (R.I.P)
๐Ÿ”บ Bill Grainger is known for bringing HI NRG music to Scotland through his legendary Fire Island Club in Edinburgh in the 1980’s and his long running HI NRG show on Radio Clyde (Glasgow & Central Scotland) during the same period. He has worked with Simon Cowell, Eartha Kitt, Evelyn Thomas, Village People, Hazell Dean, Sinitta and many more. he also worked with Record Shack Records and managed Seventh Avenue who later became Big Fun (best remembered for their hit single Blame It On The Boogie). He also toured with The Hitman & Her show with Pete Waterman, Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan. He then went on to launch CLUBSCENE RECORDS and ACADEMY STREET RECORDS.
๐Ÿ”บ Divine (performer) ๐Ÿ‘  Artist info: ✨ (R.I.P)
Harris Glenn Milstead (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), better known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer, and drag queen. Closely associated with the independent filmmaker John Waters, Divine was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical productions, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career. After starring as the lead role in Waters' next film, Female Trouble (1974), Divine moved on to theatre, appearing in several avant-garde performances alongside San Francisco drag collective, The Cockettes. He followed this with a performance in Tom Eyen's play Women Behind Bars and its sequel, The Neon Woman. Continuing his cinematic work, he starred in two more of Waters' films, Polyester (1981) and Hairspray (1988), the latter of which represented his breakthrough into mainstream cinema and for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Independent of Waters, he also appeared in a number of other films, such as Lust in the Dust (1985) and Trouble in Mind (1985), seeking to diversify his repertoire by playing male roles. In 1981, Divine embarked on a career in the disco industry by producing a number of Hi-NRG tracks, most of which were written by Bobby Orlando. He achieved international chart success with hits like "You Think You're a Man", "I'm So Beautiful", and "Walk Like a Man", all of which were performed in drag. Having struggled with obesity throughout his life, he died from cardiomegaly, shortly after the release of Hairspray. Described by People magazine as the "Drag Queen of the Century", Divine has remained a cult figure, particularly within the LGBT community, and has provided the inspiration for fictional characters, artworks, and songs. Various books and documentary films devoted to his life have also been produced, including Divine Trash (1998) and I Am Divine (2013).