Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

Mar 29

Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

This article was originally written for my Mining Co (now About.com) site on November 23, 1997 — the day after Michael Hutchence was found dead. It has not been updated, and only reflects the information and perspectives available at that time. Dateline: 11/23/97 On November 22, Michael Hutchence, the lead...

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Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

Feb 25

Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

I am looking for an old friend — the amazing Shirley Chan from Rego Park, Queens, New York! I lost touch with her in the ’80s, when I moved to England. Hoping she (or someone who knows her) will find this page and that she will get in touch! (My details are here.) :D Here are scans of a few photos...

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Lloyd Cole: Where is he now?

May 18

Lloyd Cole: Where is he now?

Lloyd Cole, for all intents and purposes, faded into obscurity after his popularity in the 1980s. Turns out, the Brit ended up marrying an American in December 1989, and they now live with their two sons in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions re-formed briefly in 2004, and completed a...

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Big Audio Dynamite (BAD): Where are they now?

May 18

Big Audio Dynamite (BAD): Where are they now?

As of 2011, Big Audio are back — and they’re as BAD as ever! The band, originally started by former Clash co-leader Mick Jones, re-formed with the original 5-member lineup they had in the mid-’80s, with their first couple albums, This Is Big Audio Dynamite and No. 10 Upping St. Here is the band...

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Crowded House: Where are they now?

May 18

Crowded House: Where are they now?

Less of a “Where are they now?” story and more of a “Here they are now!” tale, Crowded House re-formed (sadly, minus the late Paul Hester) to release the album Intriguer in 2010. Here’s how the two remaining original members, Nick Seymour and the amazing Neil Finn, looked in a...

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Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins: Where is he now?

May 18

Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins: Where is he now?

As of 2009, former Thompson Twins leader Tom Bailey was performing as International Observer — described as “Indo-fusion music” — and you can check out their myspace page here. (Readers down under can also check out the Vitamin site.) Here’s a photo of Tom from about 2009: Tom...

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Level 42: Where are they now?

May 18

Level 42: Where are they now?

Check out Mark King and Mike Lindup of Level 42 as they appeared in Performing Musician in 2008.   In the above pic, both Mark and Mike were about 50 years old. (Mike was born March 17, 1959, and Mark on October 20, 1958.) For the band’s current status, check out...

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