Cutting Crew

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Descriptive "tags": 80s new wave pop rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Nick Van Eede (Nicholas Van Eede, 14 June 1958, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England), Cutting Crew was formed when he began working with Canadian guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael (b. 7 November 1951, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 31 December 2002, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada). The duo came together when MacMichael’s group Fast Forward were supporting Eede’s unit the Drivers on a Canadian tour. The two subsequently recorded some demos in Toronto and during 1986 added Colin Farley (b. 24 February 1959, England; bass) and Martin Beedle (b. 18 September 1961, Hull, North Humberside, England; drums) to form Cutting Crew. The title of their debut single ‘(I Just) Died In Your Arms’ was a phrase Van Eede coined after making love to his girlfriend. This memorable song reached number 4 in the UK but surpassed expectations by climbing to number 1 in the USA in the spring of 1987. A further US Top 40 hit followed with the...

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