Dexys Midnight Runners

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Repeat Performance on Top of the Pops (UK)

Born:

1/1/1978, Birmingham, England

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  • Dexys Midnight Runners are a famous British band. Although they were very popular and had many hits in the United Kingdom, they were a one-hit wonder in Australia, America and other places with Come On Eileen. They were under the artistic lead of Kevin Rowland and Kevin 'Al' Archer, who changed his name to dodge confusion.

    Birth Name:

    Dexys Midnight Runners

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Birmingham, England

    Also Known As

    Dexys Midnight Runners, Dexy's Midnight Runners

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Kevin Rowland: (when asked what made Dexy's such a special band) The music, plus what we talked about earlier you know what he called it in that documentary? Proletarian ethos. I think that's what it was - that realness. We were a people's group in a way. We were for the people.

    • Kevin Rowland: (when asked if the success of Come On Eileen was a milestone) Yeah. A massive millstone. It was bigger than the group. Geno had done that to us, but this was far bigger.

    • Al Archer: (towards the end of the bands run) I think there was a lot of pressure on Kevin [Rowland] to be a superman - being a front man, being a spokesman, looking good [and what not].

    Trivia (15)

    • In the bands entire run, there were 17 members all up.

    • The band were named after Dexedrine - a recreational drug during the Northern Soul era.

    • When the band was getting interviewed, they normally wrote the interview (or just the key points) so they wouldn't forget any of it.

    • At most of their shows, Dexys Midnight Runners banned all alcohol.

    • Kevin Rowland stayed in the band the longer then any other member.

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