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The Communards formed in 1985 after singer Jimmy Somerville left his earlier band Bronski Beat to team up with classically-trained musician Richard Coles. Though mainly a pianist, Coles played a number of instruments and had been seen previously performing the clarinet solos on the Bronski Beat hit "It Ain't Necessarily So". They were joined by bass player Dave Renwick who had also played with Bronski Beat. Somerville was well-known for his falsetto singing style, and that he was openly gay… read more

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  • Pure 80's!!! ;-)
  • Throwin' some shade.
  • 150th anniversary of the Paris communes they took their name from, today!
  • Love it!!! :-)
  • Disenchanted !
  • I love them!!! Cool!!! :-)
  • The 80's!!! The Best Dacade Ever!!! "Never can say goodbye" rocks!!! Love this band!!! :-)
  • It was a joy growing up in the eighties and their energy and flamboyance added immensely to the remarkable pop adventures of this era.
  • I'm surprised there's not more plays for Jimmy in his various guises . . . they were mega in the 80s.
  • C minor and For a friend - two great ballads Don't leave me this way and There's more to love than boy meets girl - I just love these songs!!!! Jimmy's voice is fantastic!

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