The show revives ‘Major Bowes’ popular radio show (Bowes died in 1946). Guest artists over the years include Gladys Knight, Ann-Margret, Joey Dee and the Starliters, Diana Ross. The show, which regularly travels to other cities across the US, lasts for 22 years; Dumont didn’t … but it was part of the Golden Age of Television.
Most (all but 300) of Dumont’s kinescopes are lost … trashed after 1956 (the year Dumont died). Dumb.
The single spends 5 weeks at UK#1; it’s from their second album No Limits, which makes them the first eurodance act to have a UK#1. The act, created by two Belgian producers, ends in 1996 after charting 16 times in 5 years. ( Website ) The Real Thing (1994)
Forward-looking English synthpop duo Erasure releases the single Breathe (from the album Nightbird).
It reaches UK#4, and is notably released with software which allows the user to remix the song. Hopefully the wave of the future.