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The Music of LASER558 – Shakin’ Stevens

todayApril 11, 2024

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In the 1980s, one of the most iconic singers to come out of the UK music scene was none other than Shakin’ Stevens. Born Michael Barratt in Cardiff, Wales, Shakin’ Stevens rose to fame with his unique blend of rock and roll, country, and rhythm and blues.

Shakin’ Stevens first found success in the 1970s with his band, Shakin’ Stevens and the Sunsets, but it was in the 1980s that he truly made his mark on the music world. With hits like “This Ole House,” “Green Door,” and “Oh Julie,” Stevens topped the UK record charts and became a household name.

One of his most famous songs from the 1980s was “Merry Christmas Everyone,” which has become a holiday classic in the UK. In 1984 and 1985, Shakin’ Stevens’ music was a staple on the popular radio station LASER558, further cementing his status as a music icon of the decade.

But what is Shakin’ Stevens up to now? Well, despite taking a break from music in the early 2000s, he has recently made a comeback with new music and live performances. In 2019, he released a new album, “Singled Out,” featuring a collection of his greatest hits and some new tracks.

Shakin’ Stevens has also been embarking on tours, delighting fans with his energetic performances and timeless hits. Despite the passing of time, his music continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, proving that good music never goes out of style.

So, if you’re a fan of 1980s music and looking to catch up with one of the decade’s most iconic singers, be sure to check out what Shakin’ Stevens is up to now. Who knows, you might just find yourself dancing along to some classic hits and reliving the glory days of 1980s music!

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