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A neverending story...




Limahl, whose real name is Christopher Hamill (in truth Limahl is Hamill's anagram), is an English singer best known for being the charismatic leader of the band Kajagoogoo. Group which will experience its heyday from 1982 to 1985 but which he will leave along the way to start its solo career.


Just before the Kajagoogoo adventure, he will form a first group Vox Deus oriented punk music, then he will integrate a group called Crossword, finally ending up in a group called Brooks.


His solo career really started in 1983 when the single "Only for love" was released. And for a first solo title, it is a real success since the title is a real hit in the world.


A year later in 1984 released his first album "Don’t suppose", an album that was also going to be a hit. On the one hand with the single “Too much trouble” but also, and above all, with the enormous title “The neverending story” which remains to this day his biggest solo success. Single that we also find on the soundtrack of movie of the same name.


New album "Color all my days" two years later in 1986, album which did not achieve the enormous success of its predecessor. Album that will struggle to produce the slightest major hit apart from the title "Love in your eyes" which will barely save the furniture.


A failure from which the singer will not recover and which will stop his dazzling ascent to the stars ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Only for love 1983

  • Too much trouble 1984

  • The neverending story 1984

  • Tar beach 1985

  • Love in your eyes 1986

  • Inside to outside 1986

  • Colour all my days 1986

  • Don’t send for me 1986

  • Love is blind 1992

  • Walking in rhythm 1996

  • Tell me why 2006

  • 1983 2012

  • London for Christmas 2012

  • Still in love 2020

  • One wish for Christmas 2020


 

Related link Kajagoogoo adventure :

https://www.bestmusic80.com/post/shy-boys

 

Clips :


1983 ... the Kajagoogoo page closed, the young singer now has all the latitude to express himself as he sees fit. And from the first solo title, the result is already up to par. HU-GE !



1984 ... the rest will unfortunately prove to be somewhat disappointing. Quality is always the order of the day but remains fairly average on this title. Can and must do better !



1984 ... then THIS title comes ! An enormous single present on the soundtrack of the film "The neverneding story" and which allows the singer to definitively return to the musical legend of the 80s. A consecration largely deserved in view of his entire career, whether it be solo or with others. MAS-TER-FUL !



1985 ... the wind will suddenly change direction with a level of success in free fall. A cruel setback that it will now be impossible for him to stop ...



1986 ... the last major hit. The singer will have been deluded only two years before everything deteriorates at high speed ...



1986 ... and yet, what he continues to offer is far from being ridiculous, the proof with this title with obvious inspiration. Unfortunately, the public has already moved on ...



1986 ... this time, it's time for the big crash. No more titles released will be classified and the singer will only do extra work ...



1986 ... a year 1986 rich in titles, certainly, but with the most limited success. The inspiration is too average to be able to reverse the trend ...



1992 ... after a disappearance of the radars which will last 6 years, we find him in this year 1992 in Euro Dance mode. Bold bet but unfortunately failed because it will not allow the singer to return to the race. End of story as they say ...


1996...and no, it's not quite over. Because he always manages to come back again and again whether solo or as a guest star. Admittedly, he now does more some figuration than anything else, but he's still there...



2006...we will lose sight of him again for almost 10 years and here he is again. It is clear that as long as he can sing, he will come back again and again. And my faith, on this one, it works rather well...



2012...he returns to better disappear again. New furtive return in this new decade 2010 which allows him to be present with at least one title in each decade. A desire to believe in it always and again that we can only salute...



2012...it will even be two titles for the price of one in this year 2012. Icing on the cake, he offers us here a title full of finesse and lightness which takes him out of his Dance comfort zone to which he we used to...



2020...new change of decade. It will be there during each decade and this whatever the level of success achieved - or not -. For him it is one of the most obvious existential questions !



2020...he now offers a much more calm and above all more Intimist vision of himself. Normal, helping age, we go more and more towards the essential and the simplest...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limahl

Official Website :

http://limahl.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/3673

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYutGBlizdj69C4hk7T_C9g/featured



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