Go West drummer interview

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IN something of an eerie coincidence just two days before tragic events unfolded in Japan, Go West’s Richard Drummie was talking about his own brush with danger in the Far East country.

“We once played Yokohama Baseball Stadium during a typhoon,” said the 80s pop star.

“I can’t believe the gig went ahead. There were sparks coming off the mics. I stood about three feet behind them while I was singing.

“Incredibly there were still 30,000 people there, watching us perform from behind plastic screens.”

This was in 1985, the year when Go West shot to fame when their first single We Close Our Eyes reached number five.”

See The Visitor (16-03-11) for full story.