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English Invasion / Music #89436

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Popularity of British rock groups such as Culture Club and Boy George, Eurythmics examined; films shown. [Eurythmics member Dave STEWART - considers factors encouraging musicians in Britain.] Specimen's operation of popular Bat Cave nightclub in London noted. [Specimen member Ollie WISDOM - feels American musicians have no outlet at home.] BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) disc jockey John Peel's role in discovering and promoting new rock musicians described. [PEEL - notes advantages of government radio station] Econ. importance of BBC's aid to struggling musicians noted. [PUNK - comments.] Reaction to androgynous look spearheaded by Boy George and Marylin noted. [MARYLIN - wants Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy for being Barbara Streisand number 2.] Beatles mentioned, shown.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter

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