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Article from Making Music, April 1986

Dave's first big musical influence was 'Poison Ivy' by the Coasters.

In 1972, Annie was working in a FINDUS fish factory in Scotland, earning £9.50 for a 40 hour week.

Dave's first band was called BSKD. They subsequently changed their name to Longdancer, and signed to Rocket Records, playing "pop music with a North Of England flavour". Their first LP ("If It Was So Simple") came out on 4.5.73.

Matt Irving of Lords Of The New Church played keyboards with Longdancer.

Annie's first big starring role was Peter Pan in the school panto.

In 1976, Dave opened a shop in Kilburn tube station called Small Mercies, and formed a group by the same name.

Annie sang and played flute and percussion in a jazz/rock group called Red Brass.

Dave and Annie first worked together as The Catch. Session guitarist Ray Russell produced their one single, 'Black Blood' for Logo Records. It was released on 14.10.77.

The Tourists were at first known as Spheres Of Celestial Influence.

When The Tourists broke up, Dave & Annie owed £15,000.

The Eurythmics' first live gig was as a duo, playing with backing tapes, at the Barracuda Club in London on 11.1.82

The video for 'Love Is A Stranger' cost £12,000.

Lou Reed himself once said that Dave and Annie's version of 'Satellite Of Love' was the best cover he'd heard of any of his songs.

All 40 songs from the "Sweet Dreams" LP sessions were mastered on 8-track. The title track was recorded in half an hour.

'This City Never Sleeps' includes a tube train in Camden Town station, recorded on a Walkman. Because of the noise of squealing brakes, Dave had to slow the tape down to get it in tune with his guitar.

Dave plays pencil case on 'Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves'.

Dave Stewart's favourite guitar is a green Gretsch Country Club; his favourite synth is a Voyetra, which he describes as "really clean and zingy".

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