Roman Holliday

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This article is about the 1980s British band. For the 1953 film, see Roman Holiday. For other uses, see Roman Holiday (disambiguation).
Roman Holliday
Origin England
Genres Pop, swing, new wave
Years active 1980–1985
Labels Jive Records
Website Official website
Past members Steve Lambert
Brian Bonhomme
Simon Cohen
Adrian York
Jon Durno
John Eacott
Rob Lambert

Roman Holliday was a 1980s British band, whose style of music was a mixture of swing and pop. They are best known in the UK for their hit single, "Don't Try To Stop It", which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1983.[1] A follow-up, "Motormania," peaked at number 40.[1]


The band started in 1980, composed of Bonhomme, Lambert, Cohen and Noone - who left the band shortly thereafter. In 1984 both brass men, Rob Lambert and John Eacott also left the band.

In the United States the group achieved exposure through MTV, which aired their "Stand By" video. The single went to number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart in November 1983. Roman Holliday also charted in Japan on the international, as well as the domestic market, with "Hear It in The Night"; and the Robert John "Mutt" Lange written and produced track, "One Foot Back in Your Door." Both singles went Top 10.

Bonhomme is currently employed at Youngstown State University. He is a professor of Russian history, and teaches a number of courses in modern European history and environmental history.

Band members[edit]

Roman Holliday was mainly composed of:



  • Roman Holliday (1983) Jive / Arista / Sony / BMG - U.S. Billboard 200 No. 142
  • Cookin' on the Roof (1983) Jive / Arista / Sony / BMG - UK No. 31; U.S. Billboard 200 No. 116
  • Fire Me Up (1984) Jive / Arista / Sony / BMG - U.S. Billboard 200 No. 201

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Japanese Albums[edit]

  • ローマの休日/Cookin' on the Roof CBS SONY
  • 涙のラストクルーズ/Fire Me Up CBS SONY
  • ティーチャーズ/TEACHERS Original soundtrack from the motion pictures / an Aaron Russo Production /One Foot Back in Your Door


Japanese Single[edit]

  • "スタンバイ/Stand By
  • "俺らはハリキリボーイ/Don't Try To Stop It
  • "恋のモーターマニア/Motormania
  • "涙のラストクルーズ/Hear It In The Night
  • "ワン•フット•バック/One Foot Back in Your Door

DVD & LaserDisk[edit]

  • "Live In Tokyo" 1985 <厚生年金大ホール/Koseinenkin Big Hall>

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  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 469. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b "Allmusic ((( Roman Holliday > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". 

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