Sunday, 26 January 2014

1984 - Frankie says: Relax

"Relax" was the debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records in 1983. Although fairly inauspicious upon initial release, "Relax" finally reached number one on the UK singles chart on Sunday 24 January 1984, ultimately becoming one of the most controversial and most commercially successful records of the entire decade. The single eventually sold a reported 2 million copies in the UK alone, making it the seventh best-selling single in UK singles chart history.
At this point I was knocking on doors in Whitley with Labour Councillors Mike Orton and Doris Lawrence, on my way to being elected in May 1984. 

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