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A Flock Of Seagulls


The band came on at a time when new wave music was beginning to explode on the music scene, and their synth-laden sound and futuristic look fit the time with perfection. Thanks to their iconic track “I Ran,” A Flock of Seagulls will forever be remembered as one of new wave’s best one-hit-wonder groups; but, in actuality, the band was much more than that one song.
A Flock of Seagulls came together in 1980 under lead singer and keyboardist Mike Score. Before forming the band, Score was a hairdresser, but he was also talented on keyboards, and with synth-based music becoming a focal point on the pop scene, Score saw it as his chance to break into the burgeoning scene.
The band’s first single was “(It’s Not Me) Talking" through Cocteau Records, which would eventually lead to a major record deal.After releasing the EP Modern Love, the band would release the hit that would launch them into the new wave stratosphere. That song was “I Ran,” a fast-paced song that became one of the biggest hits of 1982, reaching the inside of the Hot 100 (#9) and becoming the driving force behind their self-titled debut LP reaching number 10 on the Billboard 200 and going Gold in the States (it went Silver in their native UK).

Earlier Event: July 12
A Flock Of Seagulls
Later Event: July 13