Belinda Carlisle

NEWS: Happy 60th birthday Belinda Carlisle!

Belinda Carlisle – the Go-Go girl who drew circles in the sand, is 60 years young today

by Christopher Smith

In the early 1980’s her lips were sealed, by the end of the decade she had left her light on, in the 90’s she dreamed the same dream and suddenly found herself in too deep. We all love a bit of Belinda and today she celebrates a very special birthday.

It would be careless to remember Belinda for just one song, but it seems that virtually every radio station in the world is only aware that she ever recorded “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”! Yes it topped the US and UK singles chart, and yes she hasn’t achieved that feat again to date, but Belinda’s career and discography is rich in anthems and instantly recognisable songs that form the backbone of any teenager or young adult growing up in the 80’s and 90’s.

Belinda is a fanatical live performer and continues to play live in both The States and the UK to wildly appreciative audiences and fans every time. Here she is in full flight in 2012 performing her greatest hits from The Metropolis Studios in London. Enjoy!

Belinda released her most recent album “Wilder Shores” last Autumn (2017) and has also recorded and released new songs in recent years including the sad “Goodbye Just Go” and the superb Summer anthem “Sun”. Hopefully it won’t be too long before she will grace us with another new album of classic sounding Belinda Carlisle tunes…

Happy birthday Belinda!

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Keep in touch with Belinda through her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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