Personalities | Eurythmics | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1980–90, 1999–2005)

Dave Stewart (keyboards, guitars) and Annie Lennox (vocals) were Eurythmics. In 1983, the title track of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) went to No. 1 in America. The synth-powered pop noir of ‘Who’s That Girl’ was followed by the joyous, tropical-tinged ‘Right By Your Side’, proving their adaptability and intelligence. (Lennox’s versatile, soulful voice is almost unparalleled in modern pop.) Another 1983 album, Touch, yielded the yearning ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’. On Be Yourself Tonight (1985) their bluesier side emerged, with hit singles such as ‘Would I Lie To You?’ and the wonderful ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’ with Aretha Franklin. The album’s beautiful ‘There Must Be An Angel’ became their only UK No. 1. Their truly great albums behind them, they still released great singles in ‘Missionary Man’ (1986) and ‘I Need A Man’ (1988) before solo careers beckoned.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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