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I’m tempted to just write “’nuff said’” but feel I should at least give you some background to this.

Three stories.  One, my mate Graham, hitching his way across the USA, in the late 80’s, got a lift with a guy who only had one CD in the car – “Songs From The Big Chair” by Tears for Fears. You’d have thought he’d never want to hear it again but far from it.

Two; me in Oz, 1985, feeling a bit sorry for myself away from loved-ones back in UK, listening to Sydney FM, and hearing “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.’ Surely one of the great pop songs of all time? Cheering up stuff.

Three. Being dumped from a distance by my long-standing girlfriend, just after she’d posted me a cassette that included “Listen.” You’d have thought I’d hate it for reminding me, but actually, all it does is reinforce what a magnificent all-round album “SFTBC” is. There’s not a dud track on it; and how often can you really say that about an album?

“Listen.” ‘Nuff said.

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About the Curator: Richard Parsons

 Richard Parsons - Musicto Curator

I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.

In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?

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