When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat.
Over the course of the next five years the group released three studio albums and toured the world with such artists as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials, to name but a few.
The Beat kept scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it’s hard to remember a time when they didn’t exist, such as Mirror in the Bathroom, Save it for Later, I Confess, Stand Down Margaret, and their serene cover of Andy Williams’s Can’t Get Used To Losing You.
The overwhelming success of a reunion gig encouraged Ranking Roger to resurrect the band, with his son Murphy accompanying Roger on vocals in place of Dave Wakeling. Having re-established The Beat in the UK, the band has had continued success with their tours of the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia. They have recently recorded their first album since the early 1980s.
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