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Hot Gossip were a British dance troupe most notable for their appearance on the TV series The Kenny Everett Video Show, which aired on ITV in 1978. It was created and choreographed by Arlene Phillips and managed and produced by Michael Summerton and Iain Burton. The sexually suggestive dance routines, moves, gestures and costumes used by the troupe were considered very risqué, especially considering the early evening timeslot that the Video Show was broadcast in. These risqué dance routines and the groups unique style were honed by Phillips over four years before The Kenny Everett Video Show first aired, during the groups early years performing in London night clubs.

Hot Gossip scored a pop hit in 1978 with I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, a disco track featuring Sarah Brightman on lead vocal that cashed in on the media hype surrounding the original Star Wars film. They went on to record an album in the early 1980s, Geisha Boys and Temple Girls, produced by the former Human League and then current Heaven 17/BEF member Martyn Ware. The album was a commercial failure.

Phillips, Summerton and Burton continued to work together for eight years during which time Hot Gossip continued to enjoy wide popularity and success.

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    "Having watched the first man walk on the moon from the black and white TV screen, it changed my perspective, it actually gave me the energy to focus in on things that were out of the box." - In 2015, Sarah Brightman will travel to the International Space Station, a dream that she has had since childhood, when mankind took its first steps on the moon. Brightman takes a closer look at her own relationship with the universe on her new album, Dreamchaser, through a few wistful originals and playful covers by Sigur Rós, Wings, Elbow and Cocteau Twins. Alongside her otherworldly plans, we ask the vivacious soprano how she spends a typical day on Planet Earth:

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  • ringwraith10

    I'm kind of surprised that Sarah Brightman isn't one of the top similar artists. I guess most of her fans haven't come across this yet.

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  • ringwraith10

    "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" makes me so happy. :D

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