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Scotland Goes Pop! (10) – Annie Lennox

It’s incredible to think that Annie Lennox’s first chart appearance with the Tourists was almost 30 years ago. She has a definite presence and undeniable staying power with her career spanning two bands and a solo career. Apparently she took the American Music Awards by storm at the weekend. I wouldn’t know because music award shows belong in the recycle bin with Strictly Come Dancing IMHO!

One ‘anniecdote’ I can share is that friends of mine who had a band (Quince) were playing at a wedding one night at the Balloch Hotel at Loch Lomond. They did a Eurythmics number in their set but little did they know that the Eurythmics were staying at the hotel as they were performing nearby (I think it was one of the Loch Lomond festivals, if not it was in Glasgow). One of the band did find out however and got an extra mic set up for Annie and she mischeviously agreed to make an unannounced appearance. Their lead singer Alan thought he was doing pretty well when the whole audience started to cheer and clap uncontrollably only to turn round to see and hear Annie Lennox joining him on vocals!

I also know the guy whose wedding it was and the story still gets revived on a regular basis.

I wonder about the Minnie Mouse thing though. Why does she insist on the occasional silly headgear? Here she is with the aforementioned along with Paul Buchanan and Here Comes the Rain Again.