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Fun Boy Three Newcastle Mayfair 1983

Fun Boy Three Newcastle Mayfair 1983
funboythree Fun Boy Three were formed by singers Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding after they left The Specials. Although they only existed for 2 or 3 years in the early 80s, during that time they produced half a dozen great singles; including It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It (which introduced the world to Bananarama); The Tunnel of Love and Our Lips Are Sealed. By the time I got to see them at Newcastle Mayfair ballroom they had hit the charts quite a few times. The tour was put back a month (I don’t recall why), as can be seen from the new date which has been stamped on the ticket. The gig was good fun; three friends having a great time, and making great music. You can’t ask for much more really. I found a set list from a gig in Germany, which took place a couple of months after I saw them at the Mayfair. I would think that the set I saw will have been similar, and includes Gangsters from the Specials days: Faith And Hope And Charity; Pressure Of Life; The Telephone Always Rings; Farmyard Connection I; This Is My Home; The Lunatics Have Taken over The Asylum; Things We Do; Alone; Well Fancy That; Summertime; Alibi; Our Lips Are Sealed; The Tunnel Of Love; We’re Having All The Fun; Gangsters; ‘T Aint What You Do It’s The Way That You Do It; The More I See The Less I Believe; Farmyard Connection II; Best Of Luck Mate.

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