Talk:Shakin' Stevens

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Retro[edit]

There's one key thing this article doesn't mention - the fact that Stevens' music and image were completely out of step with contemporary British pop trends. He was a deliberately and sincerely retro throwback to the late 1950s, years after glam rock had mined the same seam, a kind of time-warp early Cliff Richard or Billy Fury. I was just a kid at the time so I can't really expand the article. I remember "Happy Days" being on the television a lot. He was a very unlikely success story in the New Romantic synth-pop age and it is doubly impressive that he is the leading British singles success of the 1980s. -Ashley Pomeroy 22:06, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

The Sunsets[edit]

Is there a Sunsets wikipage around, hidden somewhere? I can't find one. It seems (http://www.thesunsets.co.uk) they were around before him, and are still around now. They seem to be a little... under-represented. Groveller (talk) 13:33, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

I already have this in hand, I will be talking to Dave 'Batman' Goddard in the next few few weeks to research The Sunsets history and references 21stCenturyGreenstuff (talk) 03:27, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
The sunsets are hardly as important in the music world as Shaky. They may have been around before him, but that's not relevant. Isn't this the group that tried to sue him for a fortune after he became a millionaire because of "unpaid royalties" on records that sold very little. 74.65.39.59 (talk) 01:04, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

There was no "Sunsets" before Shaky? They were created in conjunction WITH Shaky, not before...? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.171.127.184 (talk) 23:17, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Live Aid[edit]

Why is it 'surprising' that Shakin' Stevens didn't play Live Aid? Neither did Chas 'n' Dave. Or Black Lace. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AuntFlo (talkcontribs) 15:20, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

You simply have no idea. OMG comparing Shakin Stevens to Black Lace etc. Please do not comment on Shaky if you do not know what you are talking about. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.40.123.5 (talk) 23:33, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Well, I am not overly comfortable with the addition of the word surprising either, but in the context of the period you could hardly put Chaz n Dave and Black Lace in the same frame as Shaky. They had had limited chart success with a couple of novelty records whereas Shaky was one of the most successful chart acts of the day, indeed his record as the most successful UK chart act ever still stands. If not surprising, it is certainly odd that Stevens was not on the bill that day. 21stCenturyGreenstuff (talk) 16:26, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

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