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Encyclopedia > Feargal Sharkey
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Feargal Sharkey.

Feargal buckley (born Sean Feargal Buckley, 13 August 1958, Derry, Northern Ireland) is a singer, who first found fame as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones, famous for the hit single "Teenage Kicks" and being discovered by John Peel.This was indeed the high point of his musical career,John Peel famously said in an interview,"Teenage kicks came on the radio,and I had to pull the car over to the side of the road, There's nothing you could add to it or subtract from it that would improve it". Before his solo career took off, he was also the singer of the one-shot group The Assembly, with the ex-Yazoo supremo Vince Clarke in 1983 (with their UK Singles Chart number 4 hit, "Never Never"). is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... For other places with similar names, see Derry (disambiguation) and Londonderry (disambiguation). ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The picture cover of The Undertones 1979 Youve Got My Number (Why Dont You Use It!) single The Undertones are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Teenage Kicks is a song originally recorded by Northern Ireland new wave group the Undertones. ... For other persons named John Peel, see John Peel (disambiguation). ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... The Assembly is a synth pop project started in 1983 in the town of Basildon, England, by: Vince Clarke (songwriting, keyboards, backing vocals) Feargal Sharkey (songwriting, vocals) Eric Radcliffe (production) Clarke founded The Assembly shortly after disbanding Yazoo with vocalist Alison Moyet upon completion and distribution of their 1982 album... Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) was a short-lived but highly successful English synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex that had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s. ... Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin, South Woodford, London, England, July 3, 1960) is an English pop musician and songwriter, who has been involved with a number of successful pop groups, including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...

His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, "A Good Heart", which went to number one in several countries. His solo work is significantly different from the semi-punk offerings of The Undertones. He also got UK number 5 in 1986 with "You Little Thief". Both "You Little Thief" and "A Good Heart" have a common link. "You Little Thief" was written by Benmont Tench, a member of Tom Petty's band, in response to Maria McKee writing "A Good Heart" about him. Cover of self-titled debut album. ... A Good Heart was a popular single by Feargal Sharkey. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Benjamin Montmorency Tench III (born September 7, 1953) an American keyboardist, best known as a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, along with Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Ron Blair of the current lineup. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ...

McKee herself later had a worldwide hit with "Show Me Heaven" from the soundtrack to the movie Days of Thunder. Show Me Heaven is a popular single by Maria McKee. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ...

Starting in the early 1990s Buckley moved into the business side of the music industry, initially as an A&R manager for Polydor Records, and then as Managing Director of EXP Ltd. He was appointed a Member of the Radio Authority for five years from December 1998 to December 2003. He then became Chairman of the UK Government task force the 'Live Music Forum' in 2004. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... The Office of Communications, usually known as Ofcom, is the UKs communications regulator. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... A task force (TF) is a temporary unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. ...




Songs From The Mardi Gras is the third and last solo album of former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey and was released in 1991. ...


  • 1984 "Listen to Your Father" UK #23 (collaboration with Madness and written by Cathal Smyth of Madness)
  • 1985 "loving you" UK #26
  • 1985 "A Good Heart" UK #1 (2 weeks), US #74, AUS #1 (1 week)
  • 1986 "You Little Thief" UK #5, AUS #4
  • 1986 "Someone to Somebody" UK #62
  • 1988 "More Love" UK #44
  • 1991 "I've Got News for You" UK #12

Madness are a British pop/ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. ... Chas Smash (born Cathal Joseph Patrick Smyth, January 14, 1959, in Rainham, Kent, England), earlier known as Carl Smyth is an English musician, best known as a backing singer and dancer of the second wave ska band Madness. ... A Good Heart was a popular single by Feargal Sharkey. ...

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Feargal Sharkey (223 words)
Sharkey's first solo hit was a song he recorded with Vince Clark, who had also split from a pop outfit that seemed poised on the edge of stardom.
In 1985 Sharkey had a number one hit in the UK with "A Good Heart," a simple, somewhat sappy pop song that confirmed his complete departure from his punk roots with the Undertones.
Sharkey's last recording effort came in 1991, but he was back in the news in 1998 when he was appointed to Britain's Radio Authority, where he will be overseeing independent radio outlets in the UK.
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