Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins



Thompson Twins were a British music group that formed in April 1977.[3] Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe. In 1993, they changed the name to Babble, to reflect their change in music from new wave to dub-influenced chill-out.

The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé's comic strip The Adventures of Tintin.[4] At various stages, the band had up to seven members, but their most known incarnation was as a trio between 1982 and 1986. They became a prominent act in the Second British Invasion, and in 1985, the band performed at Live Aid, where they were joined onstage by Madonna.[4]



Hold Me Now
"Hold Me Now" is a song by British band the Thompson Twins.
Doctor! Doctor!
"Doctor! Doctor!" is a song performed by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It is the second single from the band's fourth studio album, Into the Gap (1984).
Lay Your Hands on Me
"Lay Your Hands on Me" is a 1984 song by the British band Thompson Twins.
Into the Gap
Into the Gap is the fourth studio album by the British pop group Thompson Twins.

Photos - Thompson Twins113

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References7

Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References2

Minor Film Appearances & References12

Collaborators & Influencers7

Other Music-Related Relationships14

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Spotify - Albums & Singles95


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THOMPSON TWINS " Here's To Future Days " 1985 New Wave LP
  –  July 2, 2017
THOMPSON TWINS...." Here's To Future Days "...Arista AL-8-8276. 1985. New Wave / Synthpop. Vinyl VG+. Cover VG+. Delivery will be made by USPS Media Mail. Single or multiple albums will be shipped in heavy-duty. protective cardboard mailers, designed ...
You say you want a “Revolution”: Thompson Twins and 1986’s “most requested videos”
  –  May 8, 2017
The band’s name would ultimately give the synthpop trio a lot of grief because the first question rock journalists always had was why did they decide to call themselves the Thompson Twins when no one in the band were twins nor were any of them named ...
Thompson Twins
  –  May 28, 2017
Thompson Twins were an English new wave band ... 1991's Queer would be the band's swan song, and was supported by various techno-induced singles under the moniker of Feedback Max (in the UK) to disguise club DJs of the source of the records.
CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth #rock #metal
  –  June 27, 2017
CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively ... 100% ROCK MAGAZINE is about rock n’ roll music, first & foremost. We have eclectic tastes and you’ll find blues ...
Culture Club back for third tour in 18 months, with special guest Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins
  –  June 25, 2017
Thompson Twins’ frontman Tom Bailey is the very special guest on ... ending his long hiatus away from music. Culture Club, with Tom Bailey, play Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on November 30, Sydney’s ICC Theatre on December 1, Brisbane Entertainment ...
Thompson Twins - SINGLE VISION REVISITED complete MUSIC VIDEO collection DVD
  –  June 12, 2017
SINGLE VISION REVISITED is the most complete Thompson Twins music video collection ever! DVD contains 125 minutes of music videos. Includes alternate/remixed versions (some hidden as Easter eggs) and all Babble videos (Tom Bailey's post Twins band).
You say you want a “Revolution”: Thompson Twins and 1986’s “most requested videos”
  –  May 8, 2017
Early on, Thompson Twins were famous for letting entire audiences crowd onstage and bang away on percussion instruments, which lets us imagine that they weren’t taking the music too seriously, not at the start. Members came and went during the band’s ...

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