6/22/2005

Happy Birthday Jimmy Somerville.


"Jimmy Somerville first shot to fame back in 1984 with groundbreaking band Bronski Beat. 'Smalltown Boy,' their debut single" from The Age Of Consent, went to #3 in the U.K. and "introduced the world to Jimmy's unusual 'falsetto squeal' as he once described it."

Bronski Beat "went on to have several lively pop dance hits in 1984 and 1985, including a cover of former gay icon Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love,' on which they joined forces with Marc Almond."

After leaving Bronksi Beat, Somerville formed The Communards with friend Richard Cole. They released Communards and Red, both which this writer listens to regularly.

Jimmy has been a solo artist since in 1988.


All material quoted directly from: jimmysomerville.co.uk