Svante Thuresson is a Swedish jazz musician. He started his career as a drummer before joining the band Gals and Pals in 1963. Svante won the national selection and represented Sweden in the Eurovision song contest in 1966 with "Nygammal vals" and came in second place. In 2007, Thuresson and Anne-Lie Rydé performed at Melodifestivalen 2007 as a duo to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. 1967 – Doktor Dolittle with Siw Malmkvist, Per Myrberg and Fred Åkerström 1968 – Du ser en man 1969 – Nyanser 1970 – Noaks ark 1970 – Albin och Greta with Lill Lindfors 1972 – Danspartaj 1 1975 – Den första valsen 1978 – Discohits 1979 – Den är till dej 1982 – Just in time with Hector Bingert 1986 – Pelle Svanslös 1993 – Live 1993 – En salig man 1995 – Jag är hip, baby 1998 – Vi som älskar och slåss 2000 – Guldkorn 2002 – Nya kickar 2004 – Svante Thuressons bästa 2005 – Box of pearls with Katrine Madsen 2011 – Regionala Nyheter: Stockholmsdelen 2011 – En cool jul 1966 – Nygammal vals – Hej systrar, hej bröder 1966 – Jag har nära nog nästan allt – Mulliga Maj 1966 – Hej systrar hej bröder – Nygammal vals – Mulliga Maj – Jag har nära nog nästan allt 1967 – Fem minuter till – Nära mej 1967 – Den sista valsen – Vintervalsen 1968 – Du vet så väl – Från och med nu 1968 – Min Rockefeller – Var finns det ord 1968 – Du är en vårvind i April – Det känns skönt – det känns bra 1968 – Baby I need your lovin' – Just one word from you 1968 – Leva mitt liv – Du ser en man 1968 – Jag vill ha all din kärlek – Maria Marlene 1969 – Under sol, under hav – Simma 1969 – Vackraste paret i världen – Jag är kvinna, du är man with Siw Malmkvist 1969 – Sommarflicka – Under sol, över hav 1969 – Jag tror att jag är kär i dej, Maria – Det svänger om det mesta 1970 – Nyanser – Kärlekens fjäril 1970 – Noaks ark – Vill hellre ha en sommar 1970 – Håll mig nära – Ingen gör någonting 1970 – När jag putsar fönster – Det svänger så skönt om barockens musik 1971 – En sommardag – Vem kan svara på min fråga 1971 – Soldater som vill va' hjältar – Jag ska vara hos dej i kväll 1973 – Vår egen gata – Dröm ur dina drömmars glas 1961 – Åsa–Nisse bland grevar och baroner 1986 – Bambi 1993–1995 – De vilda djurens flykt 1994 – The Lion King 2005 – Robots "Svante Thuresson".
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Sandie Shaw, MBE is an English singer. One of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s, in 1967 the song "Puppet on a String" performed by her became the first British entry to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Shaw announced her retirement from the music industry in 2013. Sandra Ann Goodrich was born and brought up in Dagenham, England. On leaving school, she worked at the nearby Ford Dagenham factory, did some part-time modelling before coming second as a singer in a local talent contest; as a prize, she appeared at a charity concert in London, where her potential was spotted by singer Adam Faith. He introduced her to his manager, Eve Taylor, who won her a contract with Pye Records in 1964 and gave her the stage name of "Sandie Shaw". Taylor teamed Shaw with songwriter Chris Andrews, who wrote her first single, "As Long as You're Happy Baby", which failed to make the charts. However, for her second single Taylor gave her the Bacharach and David song " Always Something There to Remind Me", a No. 49 US pop hit for singer Lou Johnson.
Shaw's version rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in the autumn of 1964, charted in the United States at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 early the following year."I'd Be Far Better Off Without You" was issued as the follow-up, but DJs preferred its B-side, "Girl Don't Come" written by Andrews, the sides were switched. "Girl Don't Come" reached No. 3 in the UK and became her biggest US hit, reaching No. 42. It was followed by further hits in the UK including "I'll Stop at Nothing", "Long Live Love", her second UK No. 1 in 1965, "Message Understood". The singles were produced by Taylor and Shaw herself, with help from Pye Records arranger Ken Woodman. Sandie Shaw was a regular on popular British TV programmes of the time such as Top of the Pops, Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars. She was seen as epitomising the "swinging Sixties", her trademark barefoot performances endeared her to the public at large, she recorded most of her hit singles in Italian, French and Spanish boosting her popularity in Europe.
Shaw released several original albums in the 1960s: Sandie. These albums consisted of Andrews-penned songs mixed with cover versions of songs made popular by other musicians. By 1967 Shaw's record sales were declining and her manager decided on more of a cabaret appeal, she was invited by the BBC to represent the UK in that year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. She had reservations as she felt it would destroy her credibility, but performed five songs on The Rolf Harris Show, with the public voting that the one that should represent the country was the Bill Martin/Phil Coulter composition "Puppet on a String". Although she disliked the song and thought it was unrepresentative of her material, the song won the contest by a near-record margin of votes, made Shaw the first person to win the contest for the UK, it gave her a record for a female at the time. "Puppet on a String" became an international hit and the largest-selling single of the year in Germany, qualifying for a gold disc for one million plus sales in the UK and Europe.
Globally, the single achieved sales in excess of 4 million, making it the biggest selling winning Eurovision track to date. Some estimates suggest this makes the track the biggest selling single by a British female artist of all time, her Eurovision success did not happen. Fashion had become another of Shaw's trademarks, in 1968 she began the Sandie Shaw fashion label, selling her own brand of clothing and shoes. In the same year she hosted her own TV show, The Sandie Shaw Supplement, issued an LP of the same title. Shaw was to have made her film debut in Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, but she walked out of the production before filming began, her last UK Top 10 hit came in the form of 1969's "Monsieur Dupont," sung by German artist Manuela with German lyrics. At the end of 1969, the single "Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now" was released, which would become the inspiration for a hit by The Smiths 15 years later. Shaw produced her own album, Reviewing the Situation, which contained versions of songs by less mainstream artists such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones and made Shaw the first known artist to cover a Led Zeppelin song.
Shaw ended 1969 by appearing on the BBC's rated review of the'60s music scene Pop Go The Sixties, performing "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" and the German version of "Puppet on a String", "Wiedehopf Im Mai", live on the show broadcast on BBC1, 31 December 1969. Although she began writing songs, her contract with Pye expired in 1972, she retired from life as a pop singer and began working on other ventures, including co-writing a full-length rock musical, acting in stage productions and writing children's books. In 1972 she further demonstrated her versatility as an artist appearing on BBC Television's long running music hall programme, The Good Old Days. In 1973, Shaw was one of eight artists each given their own TV special in the BBC1 series Music My Way, where her guests included Blue Mink. By her own choice, Shaw left the music business and took work in a central London restaurant as a waitress, but in 1977, she released two singles on the CBS label and the following year began a lifelong commitment to Sōka Gakkai Buddhism.
Her second husband, Nik Powell, introdu
His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice is a famous trademark in the recording industry and was the unofficial name of a major British record label. The phrase was coined in the 1890s as the title of a painting of a terrier mix dog named Nipper, listening to a wind-up disc gramophone. In the original painting, the dog was listening to a cylinder phonograph. In the 1970s, the statue of the dog and gramophone, His Master's Voice, were cloaked in bronze and was awarded by the record company to artists or music producers or composers as a music award and only after selling more than 100,000 recordings; the trademark image comes from a painting by English artist Francis Barraud and titled His Master's Voice. It was acquired from the artist in 1899 by the newly formed Gramophone Company and adopted as a trademark by the Gramophone Company's United States affiliate, the Victor Talking Machine Company. According to contemporary Gramophone Company publicity material, the dog, a terrier named Nipper, had belonged to Barraud's brother, Mark.
When Mark Barraud died, Francis inherited Nipper, with a cylinder phonograph and recordings of Mark's voice. Francis noted the peculiar interest that the dog took in the recorded voice of his late master emanating from the horn, conceived the idea of committing the scene to canvas. In early 1899, Francis Barraud applied for copyright of the original painting using the descriptive working title Dog looking at and listening to a Phonograph, he was unable to sell the work to any cylinder phonograph company, but William Barry Owen, the American founder of the Gramophone Company in England, offered to purchase the painting under the condition that Barraud modify it to show one of their disc machines. Barraud complied and the image was first used on the company's catalogue from December 1899; as the trademark gained in popularity, several additional copies were subsequently commissioned from the artist for various corporate purposes. Emile Berliner, the inventor of the Gramophone, had seen the picture in London and took out a United States copyright on it in July, 1900.
The painting was adopted as a trademark by Berliner's business partner, Eldridge R. Johnson of the Consolidated Talking Machine Company, reorganized as the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Victor used the image far more aggressively than its UK affiliate, from 1902 most Victor records had a simplified drawing of Barraud's dog-and-gramophone image on their labels. Magazine advertisements urged record buyers to "look for the dog." In British Commonwealth countries, the Gramophone Company did not use the dog on its record labels until 1909. The following year the Gramophone Company replaced the Recording Angel trademark in the upper half of the record labels with the Nipper logo; the company was not formally called HMV or His Master's Voice, but became identified by that term due to the prominence of the phrase on the record labels. Records issued by the company before February 1908 were referred to by record collectors as G&Ts, while those after that date are called HMV records; the image continued to be used as a trademark by Victor in the US, Latin America.
In 1929, the Radio Corporation of America purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company. In British Commonwealth countries it was used by various subsidiaries of the Gramophone Company, which became part of EMI; the trademark's ownership is divided among different companies in different countries, reducing its value in the globalised music market. The name HMV was used by a chain of music shops owned by HMV in the UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan. In 1921 the Gramophone Company opened the first HMV shop in London. RCA purchased the Victor Company in 1929 and with it a major shareholding in the Gramophone Company, which Victor had owned in part since 1920. RCA was instrumental in the 1931 creation of EMI, which continued to own the His Master's Voice name and image in the UK. In 1935, RCA Victor sold its stake in EMI but continued to own the rights to His Master's Voice in the Americas. HMV continued to distribute Victor recordings in the UK and elsewhere until 1957, when EMI purchased Capitol Records as their distributor in the western hemisphere.
The hostilities between the US and Japan during World War II led RCA Victor's Japanese subsidiary, the Victor Company of Japan, to become independent, today the company is still allowed use of the "Victor" brand and Nipper trademark in Japan only. In 1968, RCA restricted the use of Nipper to Red Seal album covers; the Nipper trademark was reinstated to most RCA record labels in the Western Hemisphere beginning in late 1976 and was once again used in RCA advertising throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. In the early 1980s, the dog reappeared for a time on RCA television sets and was used on the ill-fated RCA CED videodisc system. EMI owned the His Master's Voice label in the UK until the 1980s, the HMV shops until 1998. In 1967, EMI converted the HMV label into an exclusive classical music label and dropped its POP series of popular music. HMV's POP series artists' roster was moved to Columbia Graphophone and Parlophone and licensed American POP record deals to Stateside Records; the globalised market for CDs pushed EMI into abandoning the HMV label in favour of "EMI Classics", a name they could use worldwide.
The HMV trademark is now owned by the retail chain in the UK. The formal trademark transfer from EMI took place in 2003; the old HMV classical music catalogue is now controlled by the Warner Classics unit of Warner Music Group. Reissues of HMV pop material that EMI controlled are now reis
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Austria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 51 times since its debut in 1957. The country has won twice, in 1966 and 2014, holds the record for the longest gap between wins, with 48 years between victories; the contest is broadcast in Austria by ORF. Vienna was the host city on both of the occasions that the contest was held in Austria, in 1967 and 2015. Having finished sixth at the 1964 contest and fourth in 1965, Udo Jurgens won at his third attempt in 1966 with the song "Merci Chérie"; this was Austria's only top three result of the 20th century. Austria won again in 2014, with Conchita Wurst and "Rise Like a Phoenix". Austria has finished last in the contest final seven times and finished last in the semifinal in 2012. Cesár Sampson achieved Austria's eighth top five result and second-best result of the 21st century at the 2018 contest, finishing third with the song "Nobody But You". Austria finished last at its first attempt in the contest in 1957, before Liane Augustin gave the country the first of its eight top five results in 1958, with fifth.
Having finished sixth in 1964 and fourth in 1965, Udo Jürgens won the contest at his third attempt in 1966. This would be Austria's only top three result of 20th century; the country's best result over the next 46 years would be fifth place, which it achieved with Milestones in 1972, Waterloo & Robinson in 1976 and Thomas Forstner in 1989. Austria has finished last in the final a total of seven times, in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991; the country finished last in the semi-final in 2012. Austria's best result of the 1990s was four tenth-place finishes, in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1999. Austria's best result of the 2000s was Alf Poier's sixth-place in 2003, Austria's best placement since 1989. After a three-year absence, ORF announced on 28 July 2010 that Austria would return to the contest in 2011, where the country reached the final for the first time since 2004, finishing 18th. Austria achieved its second victory in the contest at the 2014 contest, with Conchita Wurst winning with 290 points.
In a complete reversal of fortunes in 2015, following a tie-break rule Austria was placed 26th and scored nul points along with Germany, they became the first countries since the United Kingdom in 2003 to score nul points at the final. Because of this, Austria became the first host country to receive nul points. Austria has qualified for the final every year since, finishing 13th in 2016 and 16th in 2017. Austria's third Top 3 result came in 2018, with "Nobody but You" by Cesár Sampson finishing third in Lisbon, the country's third-best result in the history of the contest. Austria has opted out of participation in several Contests; the first of these was the 1969 Contest, staged in Madrid. As Spain was ruled at that time by Francisco Franco, Austria chose to boycott the Contest. Contest historian John Kennedy O'Connor points out, that Austria had given Spain two points in the previous event and since Spain only won by one point, the political protest was disingenuous; the following year, Austria was again absent.
This was due to the unprecedented result in 1969 in which four songs tied for first place, a result which prompted several other countries to opt out as well. From 1973 to 1975, Austria stayed away as well; the exact reason for this is unclear, however the scoring system in use at one of these Contests - allowing all entrants a guaranteed number of points - may have been a factor. The country was ineligible to compete in 1998 and 2001, as it had not achieved sufficiently high placings in the five previous years. Prior to the 2006 contest, Austria announced that they would not enter a performer in protest at their poor results in previous years, arguing that the musical talent of the performers was no longer the determining factor in Contest success, they came second to last in the semi-final. National broadcaster ORF cited the 2007 result, as well as declining interest in the Contest among Austrian viewers, as the reason Austria would not return to the contest in 2008. ORF programme director Wolfgang Lorenz hinted that Austria may withdraw from the contest indefinitely, stating "ORF has no desire to send more talent out of Austria to a competition where they have no chances...
Should the situation change, we'll be happy to take part again". Despite withdrawing, the final of the 2008 contest was screened on ORF. In 2008, the EBU introduced two semi-finals to the contest, hoping that spreading countries out by random draw would prevent the kind of bloc voting that had warded Austria off. Additionally, they reintroduced juries to determine 50% of each country's result in 2009. However, Edgar Böhm, director of entertainment for ORF, said that the semi-final format "still incorporates a mix of countries who will be politically favoured in the voting process" and "that, unless a clear guideline as to how the semifinals are organised is made by the EBU, Austria will not be taking part in Moscow 2009". ORF decided not to participate in the 2009 contest, but did broadcast the final as in 2008; the EBU announced that they would work harder to bring Austria back to the contest in 2010, along with former participants Monaco and Italy. It was, confirmed that Austria would not participate in the 2010 Contest in Bærum.
In July 2010, the chairman of ORF, Alexander Wrabetz, stated that Austria would return for the 2011 contest, due to it being held in its neighbour Germany. In 2011, Austria reached the final for the first time since 2004. Table key NOTES: 1. ^ Specifically Styrian, a Southern Bavarian dialect spoken in Styria. 2. ^ Specifically Mühlviertler
Vincent “Vince” Hill is an English traditional pop music singer and songwriter, best known for his recording of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune "Edelweiss" which reached No.2 on the UK Singles Chart. Along with a successful recording career in the 1960s, Hill hosted several hit TV shows during the seventies and eighties, including They Sold a Million, Musical Time Machine and his own chat show Gas Street. Hill first sang professionally in a public house called The Prospect in Margate, when he was fifteen years old, but the decision to become a full-time musician came after he had worked as baker, truck driver and coal miner. His first lucky break as a singer came when he read an advert in the Melody Maker which said The Band of the Royal Corps Of Signals needed a vocalist, he travelled to Catterick camp in Yorkshire. Did the audition and got the job; this offered Vince a way to do his National Service as well as experience performing all around the world. After completing his military service he toured with a musical called Florodora, he became a singer with the Teddy Foster's Band, a big band based in London.
At the beginning of the 1960s, he joined the critically acclaimed British vocal group, The Raindrops, which gave him his first opportunity to perform in television and radio shows on the BBC radio show Parade of the Pops. The Raindrops had in its ranks Jackie Lee, Len Beadle and Johnny Worth. After leaving The Raindrops, Lee went on to record the popular singles "White Horses", "Rupert", whilst Johnny Worth worked as a songwriter. By late 1961, Hill left The Raindrops for a fledgling solo career, his debut entry in the UK Singles Chart was the Vandyke penned "The River's Run Dry", which went to No. 41 in June 1962. In 1963, he participated in A Song for Europe, the UK heat of the Eurovision Song Contest, with another Vandyke penned song, "A Day at the Seaside"; the next few years proved fallow. In January 1965, Hill was offered an international recording contract with the EMI group which signed him to their Columbia label, his first'Top 20' chart success with his new label came a year with "Take Me To Your Heart Again" – Hill's cover of the Édith Piaf hit, "La Vie En Rose" climbed to No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart in 1966."Roses of Picardy", composed during the First World War, was another Top 20 success, reaching No. 13 in the summer of 1967.
Further notable songs that he recorded included "Heartaches". The latter track, taken from the soundtrack to the film, Love Story was another Top 20 hit, but proved to be his chart swansong, peaking at No. 12 in the latter half of 1971. His most successful hit was his cover recording of the Rodgers and Hammerstein song "Edelweiss", from their 1959 musical The Sound of Music; the recording was a No. 2 hit in the UK Singles Chart in March 1967. "Edelweiss" was to become his signature tune for the rest of his career, that saw him top the bill at the London Palladium and Talk of the Town. His album Edelweiss was a'Top 25' hit album for EMI Columbia. Although known for his voice Hill was a songwriter and composed many songs with his musical director Ernie Dunstall; these were used on flip sides to his singles of the day. The Dunstall-Hill composition ‘Why Or Where Or When’, was notably recorded by Mr. Lee Grant and topped the New Zealand charts in 1968 and ‘I Never Did As I Was Told’ was covered by Broadway star Robert Goulet in 1971.
The overall winner of the 1973 Castlebar Song Contest with "I'm Gonna Make It" sung by Joe CuddyHill's long-term recording contract with EMI Columbia came to an end in 1974 by which time he had released 14 studios albums and countless singles. In 1975, Hill signed to a new recording deal with CBS Records where he released a further three studio albums of contemporary song material. Hill continued to perform in clubs and various stage productions. In 1976, Hill's life and career was celebrated when he was made the subject of an episode of This Is Your Life. During the seventies, Hill made his début as a television host. Next was the hugely successful The Musical Time Machine which began in 1975. Both series co-starred The Young Generation. Vince hosted his own prime-time television show in Canada called ‘Vince Hill At The Club’ – this was aired in the United States of America. From the eighties onwards, Hill concentrated on his live performances and continued to play all the top venues around the world, including London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Talk of the Town, as well as appearing on cruise ships.
He would continue to make guest appearances on popular television shows of the day, such as The Golden Shot, Seaside Special, The Good Old Days, 3-2-1, Blankety Blank and Cash in the Attic. In 1982, Hill added acting to his CV, in Tolpuddle. In 1988, ITV gave Hill his own midday entertainment show ‘Gas Street’ in which he made his début as a TV presenter and interviewer - the show co-starred Suzi Quatro. In 1990, Hill took the stage to play Ivor Novello in My Dearest Ivor. Hill wrote the stage m
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer. She gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands in history, went on to have a prolific career as a solo act. Raised in Southern California, Carlisle began her music career in 1977 as the drummer of the Los Angeles punk band the Germs, went on to join the Go-Go's as the lead singer after the band's formation in 1978. With their chart-topping debut release Beauty and the Beat in 1981, the group helped popularize new wave music in the United States, were the first all-female band in history who wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to achieve a No. 1 album. The Go-Go's have sold over 7 million records worldwide. After dissolution of the Go-Go's in 1985, Carlisle went on to have a successful solo career with radio hits such as "Mad About You", "I Get Weak", "Circle in the Sand", "Leave a Light On" and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", among others, which were major successes in the United States, United Kingdom and internationally as well.
Her autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, was a New York Times Best Seller and received favorable reviews. On August 11, 2011, as a member of the Go-Go's, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Belinda Jo Carlisle was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on August 17, 1958 to Harold Carlisle, a gas station employee, his wife, Joanne, a homemaker, her mother met her father, twenty years her senior, at age eighteen, Carlisle was born nine months later. She was named after Johnny Belinda. Carlisle was the first of seven siblings, with three sisters; when she was five years old, Carlisle's father abandoned their family, she has stated that she spent most of her childhood poor. As a teenager, she recalled owning "like, two outfits." According to Carlisle, her mother was religious, while her father was not. In an interview with Slash magazine, she described herself as a reject from a Southern Baptist household, her mother would remarry Walt Kurczeski, whom Carlisle says was an alcoholic, with whom she had a tumultuous relationship.
The family moved during her childhood, from Simi Valley to Reseda, before settling in Burbank when Carlisle was seven years old. At age ten, Carlisle began to express interest in music, recalled the Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, the Stylistics, the Animals as being early musical influences; the family relocated again during this time to Thousand Oaks, California. During her teenage years, Carlisle became rebellious: "By the time I hit fourteen, I'd gone wild," she said. "I ran away from home, smoked pot, dropped acid... you name it, I'd try it." After high school, Carlisle worked at a House of Fabrics store, as a photocopier at the Hilton Hotels Corporation in Los Angeles at age eighteen. She dropped out within the first year. At the age of nineteen, Carlisle left her parents' home to pursue a career in music. Carlisle's first venture into music was in 1977 as drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, under the name Dottie Danger, she was recruited into the band by Lorna Doom, whom she had met in an art class while a student at Thousand Oaks High School.
However, her time in the band was short due to her contracting mononucleosis, she never recorded or performed live with the Germs. According to Pat Smear, upon quitting, she introduced her friend, Donna Rhia, who became her replacement. Carlisle does appear on one recording introducing the band at a 1977 performance at the Whisky a Go Go, heard on the live album Germicide. Around this time, Carlisle did some back-up singing for the Metrosquad. Soon after leaving the Germs, she co-founded the Go-Go's, with friends and fellow musicians Margot Olavarria, Elissa Bello, Jane Wiedlin. Olavarria and Bello were soon out of the group and the new line-up included bassist-turned-guitarist Charlotte Caffey, guitarist-turned-bassist Kathy Valentine, drummer Gina Schock. All five women were untrained musicians, Carlisle recalls having to use tape as fret markers during their initial songwriting: " had to show us how to plug in our amps," she said; the Go-Go's would go on to become one of the most successful American bands of the 1980s, helping usher new wave music into popular American radio, becoming the first all-female band who wrote their own music and played their own instruments to achieve a No. 1 album and the Beat, which featured the hits "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed".
The Go-Go's recorded two more studio albums on I. R. S. Records, including 1982's Vacation, which went gold. "Head over Heels", from their 1984 album Talk Show, made it to No. 11. In 1984, Carlisle made a foray into acting in the movie Swing Shift, starring alongside Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell; the Go-Go's disbanded in 1985 and Carlisle embarked on a solo career. Carlisle's first solo album Belinda was released in 1986 on I. R. S. Records; this album was successful in North America and was certified Gold in the United States and Platinum in Canada. Her summer hit "Mad About You" peaked at No. 3 in the United States, topped the Canadian Singles Chart, charted in the top 10 in Australia. "Mad About You" was followed by the Motown-influenced single "I Feel the Magic" written by Charlotte Caffey, by a cover version of the Freda Payne song "Band of Gold". All three songs were included on her debut album; the single "Since You've Gone", co-written by Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, was used only for promo