Dollar

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Under the aegis of producer Trevor Horn, this UK singing duo were designed to appeal to much the same market as Guys And Dolls before, and Bucks Fizz after them. Attired in stylish but not too way-out costumes for UK television’s Top Of The Pops, Thereze Bazaar and David Van Day (28 November 1957) made a promising start with November 1978’s ‘Shooting Star’ (number 14 in the UK). For the next four years, it was unusual for the latest Dollar single to miss the Top 20. With vocals floating effortlessly above layers of treated sounds, the team’s biggest work included: ‘Love’s Gotta Hold On Me’, a revival of the Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)’, ‘Give Me Back My Heart’ and the futuristic ‘Videotheque’. By 1982, however, sales had become erratic, and, coupled with failure to crack the US charts, as well as Bazaar and Van Day’s growing antagonism towards...

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