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Fun Boy Three is an English group formed in 1981 and originally composed of Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, a group formed after the dissolution of the Specials of which they were members.


Group which released a first single "The lunatics (Have taken over the asylum)" the same year, single with certain success and which will launch the group in the best way on the front of the stage.


It was the following year that would really see them take off with the release in 1982 of their self-titled album, an album from which the biggest single of their entire discography would be extracted, namely "It ain't what you do (It's the way that you do it)", title co-performed by another trio and not the least, namely the…Bananarama then in their infancy.


The same Bananarama who will return the favor on their own title "Really saying something" also in 1982. Title which will also experience a level of success of the most flattering.


New album "Waiting" in 1983, album with significant success and which will especially offer the group its main success across the Atlantic. Album which will mainly produce the single "Tunnel of love".


An adventure that will unfortunately not go any further for most members of the group except for Terry Hall who will spend his time in the years that will follow to reassemble and dissolve groups...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • The lunatics (Have taken over the asylum) 1981

  • It ain’t what you do (It’s the way that you do it) 1982

  • Really saying something 1982

  • The telephone always rings 1982

  • Summertime 1982

  • The more I see (The less I believe) 1982

  • The tunnel of love 1983

  • Our lips are sealed 1983

  • The farm yard connection 1983


 

Clips :


1981...welcome to the Fun Boy Three adventure for 3 former members of the Specials. A new adventure that starts ideally with a first major success...



1982... the trio will highlight another one and not the least on this title. But no one imagines at this stage what the 3 girls will do next...



1982... the 2 trios do it again and it's good for them because this title will also have a most flattering career in the Charts. Anyway, it's the 2 titles with the Bananarama that will give the male trio its 2 biggest hits...



1982...the trio becomes a simple trio again, resulting in a rather violent drop in the Charts. This is where we realize the very positive influence of the girls on the previous titles...



1982... covering Georges Gershwin dating from 1935 and not just any title is a bold bet to say the least. This revisited version is nice but won't add much more than the original...



1982...a year 1982 which had started off with a bang and which ended for the group in almost general indifference. Cruel turn of events...



1983...they are going to deliver here what will surely remain as their most emblematic title, an unexpected return to favor. And it's not over...



1983...co-written by Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's and Terry Hall, this title will be released for the first time in 1981 on behalf of the Go-Go's. Hall would release it on his own two years later. In the end, it is the Go-Go's that will draw the greatest success on the Charts side...



1983...the last official title of the trio. A title released exclusively in Germany, hence the most limited impact necessarily. New adventure that ends for Hall, before the beginning of another. One more...


 

Wiki :

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

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/211443

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxQHcZY4r2XqE9psCeyxOgg/featured