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Nik Kershaw (born Nicholas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, in Bristol) is an English singer-songwriter. A former jazz-funk guitarist, he was a 1980s teen idol; his 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1984-5 beat all other solo artists at the time. He appeared at Live Aid in 1985, and has penned a number of hits for other artists, including a UK number one single in 1991 for Chesney Hawkes, "The One and Only".

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  • The Riddle" don't need remakes and remixes [7]
  • Brutally underrated artist [2] I'm quite young (sadly, I was born in late eighties, so I didn't even exist in the best music times) and I'm still discovering him... and I'm impressed. His lyrics are brilliant! Fantastic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he was way ahead of his time. What a shame the world didn't pay enough attention to his music after his two first albums. 15 Minutes, Ei8ht, Radio Musicola and other... they are all great as well! And beautiful acoustic 'No Frills' and amazing collaborations like "Sometimes" or "Old Friend"... Fucking masterpieces. You're the winner if you please, Nik.
  • I love his music, even if I'm really young for 80's music. But I think I'm nearly the only one who understands his music and the sayings behind it.
  • Brutally underrated artist. To me, The Riddle is easily one of the best albums of the 80's.
  • So sad to see his post 80's output ignored. 15 Minutes, To Be Frank, You've Got To Laugh and Eight are all great albums.
  • An 80's heartthrob...ask my cousinettes.
  • Pure 80's!!! :-)
  • The Riddle" don't need remakes and remixes [6]
  • It's quite a pity that most people know only The Riddle. Of course The Riddle is an awesome song, but it doesn't display all uncommonness of Nik Kershaw.
  • nostalgic. Blockbustered in Japan

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