Tonight (band)

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Tonight were a five piece new wave band, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They were active from June 1977 to January 1979 and had a hit single, "Drummer Man", in February 1978.


Tonight along with The Rich Kids, were the first acts to be described as power pop, a new UK music genre term in 1978, initially mentioned by Charles Catchpole, in the Evening Standard, 'Rock Notes' section, on 17 January 1978.[1] Tonight scored the first hit for the power pop movement in February 1978, with "Drummer Man" reaching No.14 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] Their next single "Money (That's Your Problem)" charted reached No.66;[2] but two more singles were released plus an album was recorded.

Lack of further successes leaves them labelled as a one-hit wonder. Un-released Tonight album Drummerman was finally released in 2010, on Angel Air Records. Original album was shelved by WEA in 1978.



  1. ^ Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 562. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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