Born on this day in 1958, in Manchester, England, guitarist and singer, Stuart Adamson, of Big Country. Though Big Country is known internationally for their hit In A Big Country, in the UK some two dozen of their songs charted, from 1982 to 2000.
Released as a single in May of 1982, Cheap Trick’s If You Want My Love. Although is only reached #45 in America, its deft use of multiple Beatle-influenced elements resulted in it being a fan favorite and an international hit. It was also included on their Lp, One On One, alongside their MTV hit, She’s Tight.
Released as a single in August of 1980, The English Beat’s (TEB in America, The Beat elsewhere) Best Friend, from their Lp, I Just Can’t Stop It. The single reached the #22 spot in The U.K.
Released as a single in June of 1982, Red Skies by The Fixx, from their Lp, Shuttered Room.