Saturday, March 10, 2018

Interview: Kim Wilde - The Scotsman

Interview: Kim Wilde - The Scotsman: "No-one epitomises the 80s revival better than Kim Wilde. With her blow-dried blonde mullet and stripey black and white T-shirt, she topped the charts in 1981 with the poppy synth hit Kids in America written by her brother Ricky and 50s chart-topping singer father, Marty. Overnight she became the poster on everyone’s bedroom wall, the pop icon everyone wanted to be, or be with. She went on to become the most charted British solo female act of the 1980s with 17 UK top 40 hit singles, won a Best British Female Solo Artist Brit in 1983, toured with Michael Jackson in 1988 and to date has sold 30 million records. So with everyone from Bananarama to Blondie, Madness and The Damned back on the road celebrating the decade when everything was bigger and bolshier, from fashion to the Falklands, consumerism to unemployment, it’s time to join Kim looking out a dirty old window once again. At 57, she releases her 14th album next week and is on tour once more, coming to Glasgow next month."

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