THE TOURISTS SIGNED BY Eurythmics Annie Lennox DRAWING Dave Stewart 70S PHOTO
AN EXTREMELY RARE LATE 1970’S BAND SIGNED OFFICAL TOURISTS CARD BY THE BAND THE TOURISTS BEFORE STEWART AND LENNOX FORMED THE GROUP THE EURYTHMICS. WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN MORE SPECIAL IS THAT ANNIE HAS ADDED A DRAWING OF A PAIR OF GLASSES COVERING OVER HER EYES. SIGNED BY ANNIE LENNOX, DAVE STEWART, PETE COOMBES, EDDIE CHIN AND JIM “DOIT” TOOMEY. OVERALL ON PAPER MEASURING APPROXIMATELY 8 1/4 X 11 1/4 INCHES WITH PHOTO CARD ATTACHED MEASURING APPROXIMATELY 5 3/4 X 4 INCHES. The Tourists were a British rock and pop band. They achieved brief success in the late 1970s before the band split in 1980. Two of its members, singer Annie Lennox and guitarist Dave Stewart, went on to international success as Eurythmics. Guitarists Peet Coombes and Dave Stewart were members of the folk rock band Longdancer,  which was on Elton John’s Rocket Records label.  They moved to London, where they met singer Annie Lennox, who had dropped out of a course at the Royal Academy of Music to pursue her ambitions in pop music. Forming a band in 1976, the three of them initially called themselves The Catch. In 1977 the band released a single named “Borderline/Black Blood” on Logo Records.  It was released in the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, but was not a commercial success. By 1976, they had recruited bass guitarist Eddie Chin and drummer Jim Toomey, and renamed themselves The Tourists.  This saw the beginning of a productive period for the band and they released three albums: The Tourists (1979), Reality Effect (1979) and Luminous Basement (1980), as well as half a dozen singles, including “Blind Among the Flowers” (1979), “The Loneliest Man in the World” (1979), “Don’t Say I Told You So” (1980) and two hits, the Dusty Springfield cover “I Only Want to Be with You” (1979) and “So Good to Be Back Home Again” (1980), both of which reached the top 10 in the UK. “I Only Want to Be with You” was also a top 10 hit in Australia and reached number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100.  Coombes was the band’s main songwriter, although later releases saw the first compositions by Lennox and Stewart. In 1980, the band signed to RCA Records.  They toured extensively in the UK and abroad, including as support for Roxy Music on their 1979 Manifesto Tour.  The group disbanded in late 1980. Coombes and Chin began a new project named Acid Drops but this met with little success and Coombes, despite originally being the main artistic force behind the Tourists, drifted out of the music business after the disbanding. Lennox and Stewart soon split as a couple but decided to continue working as an experimental musical partnership, under the name Eurythmics.  They retained their RCA recording contract and links with Conny Plank, who produced their first album In the Garden in 1981. Coombes’ death in late 1997 acted as a catalyst for Lennox and Stewart to revive their friendship and musical partnership, after they had disbanded Eurythmics in 1990. Drummer Jim Toomey published the book We Were Tourists in 2018, describing the band’s career. Peet Coombes – vocals, guitar. Annie Lennox – vocals, keyboards. Eddie Chin – bass guitar. Jim Toomey – drums. Should Have Been Greatest Hits. “-” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. “Blind Among the Flowers”. “The Loneliest Man in the World”. “I Only Want to Be with You”. “So Good to Be Back Home Again”. “Don’t Say I Told You So”. “From the Middle Room”. Although in retrospect, the Tourists are seen almost entirely as the band Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox were in before they formed Eurythmics, the Scottish group was in fact more of a showcase for singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter Peet Coombes, who had first worked with Stewart in a folk duo in the early’70s. Adding Stewart’s girlfriend Lennox on vocals and occasional keyboards, the new trio dubbed themselves Catch and released one single, “Black Blood, ” on the Logo label in 1977. Adding bassist Eddie Chin and drummer Jim Toomey, the group re-christened themselves the Tourists and released their first album, The Tourists, in 1978. A follow-up, 1979’s Reality Effect, scored a U. Hit with a cover of Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want to Be With You. 1980’s Luminous Basement didn’t build on that popular success, and the album, which had a new electronic emphasis in contrast to the’60s-inspired guitar pop of the first two, sounded like the group had lost their aesthetic focus. The Tourists split later that year. In 1984, Epic released a cash-in compilation called Should Have Been Greatest Hits. David Allan Stewart (born 9 September 1952) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox.  Normally credited as David A. Stewart, he won Best British Producer at the 1986, 1987 and 1990 Brit Awards. Film, television and soundtrack work. Film, publishing and soundtrack awards. MTV Video Music Awards. Stewart was born in Sunderland, England,  in 1952 and he attended Barnes Infants and Junior School and Bede Grammar School for Boys.  Whilst still in his teens, he secured a record deal as part of folk-rock band Longdancer. Despite being signed to Elton John’s record label, The Rocket Record Company, they did not achieve commercial success. He also collaborated with Brian Harrison to produce an EP on the Sunderland Multicord label (label number MULT-SH-1, producer Ken McKenzie), recording two songs (“Girl” and “Green She Said”) from a school musical production written by teacher Dick Bradshaw, one traditional number (“A Blacksmith Courted Me”) and a song written by Dave and Brian (“Deep December”). After leaving Wearside Stewart spent several years living in squats in London. In late 1976, he was introduced to Annie Lennox by Paul Jacobs. Soon, Stewart and Lennox became romantically involved. By 1977, the pair had teamed up with Sunderland musician Peet Coombes, releasing a single on Logo Records as The Catch. The band then developed into The Tourists who enjoyed modest success, including a hit in 1979 with a cover of the Dusty Springfield hit “I Only Want to Be with You”. The Tourists split up in 1980, as did Stewart and Lennox, though the pair continued to work together. They formed a new musical project named Eurythmics. After a string of hit singles and albums, the duo split in 1990,  but reunited in 1999 for the album Peace and another world tour. Lennox and Stewart worked together again in 2005, recording two new tracks for the greatest hits package Ultimate Collection, released to coincide with Eurythmics’ 25th anniversary. This section is in list format, but may read better as prose. You can help by converting this section, if appropriate. Editing help is available. When Eurythmics dissolved in 1990, Stewart moved to France and immediately released an album with his new band The Spiritual Cowboys. The song “Party Town” was featured in the 1990 film Flatliners. A second album followed in 1991. Both albums were Gold in France, where Stewart concentrated his efforts. In 1992, Stewart collaborated with singer Terry Hall (formerly of The Specials, The Fun Boy Three and The Colourfield) on the project Vegas. The duo released one self-titled album but this was commercially unsuccessful, though one of the singles from the album (“Possessed”) made the UK Top 40. In 1993, Stewart appeared in an Apple Inc. Advertisement for the Power Macintosh in which he riffed on the word “power”. He also had a small cameo as a computer hacker in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1994, Stewart released a solo album, Greetings from the Gutter. The album was not a commercial success, though Stewart scored a minor UK hit with the single “Heart Of Stone” which reached number 36. He then released another album, Sly-Fi, first on the internet. In 1995, Stewart appeared in an advert for BT in which he sung the track’Secrets’ which was made specifically for BT to be used in the advert. In 1997, Stewart released an album Come Alive with the actress and singer Rhona Mitra. In 1999, he produced a second album, Female Icon. In November 2002, Stewart worked with former South African president Nelson Mandela. Stewart came up with the idea of turning Mandela’s prison number into a telephone number then wrote and recorded songs with Paul McCartney, Bono and Edge and various others that you could only hear if you dialled this number and whilst listening you were donating. He then began organising the 46664 campaign and series of concerts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. In 2007, Stewart announced on his MySpace page that he would be playing live concerts showcasing his entire career. According to the announcement, he was to be accompanied by various guest musicians as well as a 30-piece orchestra. Additionally, Stewart has stated that for the first time in many years, he has been writing new songs on his guitar, although he had no plans at that time for a new solo album. On 21 March 2007, Stewart co-created an initiative with Chief Creative Director, Mark Warford called “Greenpeace Works”, which was labelled as a “think tank” to dream up ways celebrities could promote environmental issues. On the project, The Dave Stewart Songbook, he wrote a large coffee table size book full of stories and photographs and also re-recorded 21 hit songs which have been co-written or co-produced by him during the past decades and were originally released by artists such as Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Bob Geldof, Shakespears Sister, No Doubt, Bryan Ferry, Tom Petty and Eurythmics. Also included is the song “American Prayer” written by Stewart with Bono of U2, for which Dave Stewart shot a video clip in support of the campaign of US presidential candidate Barack Obama, featuring various film and music stars, which premiered on YouTube on 23 August 2008. Stewart also released a new solo track, Let’s Do It Again, in 2008. In July 2010, Stewart recorded his first solo album of new material since 1998’s Sly-Fi. Entitled The Blackbird Diaries, it was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and includes duets with Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat and The Secret Sisters. Stewart has made a film of the making of the album and also filmed a live concert in Nashville at The Belcourt Theatre on 9 December 2010. In May 2011 it was announced that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones had formed a new supergroup called SuperHeavy which includes Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A. In May 2012 it was announced that Stewart would be playing four UK shows in September 2012 to support the release of his new album The Ringmaster General. In 2013, Stewart released “Lucky Numbers” which was recorded on a boat in the South Pacific for 12 days . In 2016, Stewart teamed up with New Zealand singer Jon Stevens and the duo recorded an album called Starlight.  which was released in March 2017 and features a blues and soul influenced rock / powerpop sound.   Parallel to that, Stewart also co-wrote and produced a new studio album with Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi, which features “soul gospel” music and also is scheduled for release, possibly in 2018. In October 2017 Stewart appeared on a German TV programme marking the 40th year of the stage career of the German singer Nena with whom he performed their jointly written track, “Be My Rebel”. Stewart produced or co-produced all of Eurythmics’ albums and, once the band became established, he also became a producer of other artists. In 1985, as well as producing Eurythmics’ hit album Be Yourself Tonight, Stewart co-produced the album Southern Accents for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as co-writing several songs for the album including the hit “Don’t Come Around Here No More”. The same year, Stewart also produced the debut solo album by Feargal Sharkey, which included the UK number one hit “A Good Heart”. Due to these accomplishments, Stewart won “Best Producer” at the 1986 BRIT Awards in London. Stewart would go on to write and produce for a variety of other artists throughout the years. In 1986, he collaborated with Bob Geldof on tracks for his debut solo album Deep in the Heart of Nowhere. Working together, the duo named themselves “The Brothers of Doom”. Also in 1986, he co-produced the album Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine by Daryl Hall. Stewart also co-wrote and co-produced several tracks for Mick Jagger’s 1987 album Primitive Cool. In 1989, Stewart produced the debut album by Russian singer-songwriter Boris Grebenshchikov, Radio Silence. Along with Marcella Detroit and his then-wife, Siobhan Fahey, he co-wrote the Shakespears Sister hit single “Stay” (under the pseudonym “Jean Guiot”), as well as several other tracks for their second and third albums. In 1993, Stewart co-wrote two tracks for German punk rock-singer Nina Hagen which were published on her sixth solo studio album Revolution Ballroom. He can also be heard on keyboards and contributed background vocals. In 1996, Stewart produced the debut album by Alisha’s Attic, Alisha Rules the World. In 1997, Stewart co-produced the album Destination Anywhere for Jon Bon Jovi,  as well as co-writing several tracks. Stewart collaborated with Bryan Ferry on his 2002 album Frantic, co-writing several tracks and co-producing one of them. He also co-wrote “Friend or Foe” for the Russian pop duo t. Which is on their 2005 album Dangerous and Moving. In 2008, Stewart was brought in by Ringo Starr to produce his album Liverpool 8, after Starr dismissed the album’s original producer, Mark Hudson. Hudson’s work on some tracks earned both Stewart and Hudson credits as co-producers (along with Starr himself). In 2010, Stewart announced on his Twitter account he was co-writing and producing the new studio album by Stevie Nicks. The album, entitled In Your Dreams, was co-produced by Glen Ballard and released in May 2011. In 2010, Stewart co-wrote and co-produced two songs with writer and composer Mark Warford’Lover Earth’ and’Time, Faith, Love’ for the charity-focused dramatized audio production,’A Voyage For Soldier Miles’. On 24 February 2011, Stewart tweeted that he had just produced a new album by Joss Stone, stating that they also wrote 10 songs together. On 10 October 2011, Stewart released a new song called “Leap of faith” in collaboration with Greek singer Anna Vissi. The official clip of the song was released in Anna’s fan club YouTube channel.  Two days later, the Stewart produced Fire EP for artist Orianthi was released as an iTunes download. He has worked occasionally with American ska-punk band No Doubt, co-writing “Underneath It All” for their 2001 release Rock Steady and “Sparkle” for their 2012 release Push and Shove. In 2013, he worked with singer Lauren Harris on the pop rock project Kingdom of I.  The track Crying at the Disco was released as a free download on Soundcloud later that year. Though he co-wrote the theme song for the 1986 comedy Ruthless People with Mick Jagger and Daryl Hall, Stewart took a greater involvement in the film industry in 1989 by writing and producing the soundtrack Lily Was Here for the Dutch film De Kassière (English title Lily Was Here). The single, also called Lily Was Here and featuring saxophone player Candy Dulfer, topped the Dutch charts for five weeks. The single also reached the UK Top 10 and peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1990. Though he had previously directed music videos, he made his feature film directorial debut in 2000 with Honest, a black comedy set in Swinging London in the late 1960s featuring three members of the British girl group All Saints. Stewart also performed the song “Everybody, All Over The World (Join The Celebration)” for the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days. Stewart, in conjunction with his brother John J. Stewart of Oil Factory Productions, and in collaboration with music critic and author Robert Palmer and documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge made a documentary dealing with Delta Blues music. Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads, released in 1991, was filmed in Memphis, Tennessee and various north Mississippi counties. Stewart was the main interviewer for the HBO series Off the Record, which is a show that highlights songwriting and features prominent musicians. The pilot aired on HBO on 24 November 2006 and featured Bono and The Edge from U2. He collaborated with Mick Jagger to record songs which appear on the soundtrack to the movie Alfie, released in 2004. The soundtrack includes the critically acclaimed song “Old Habits Die Hard”, which won a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. In 2010 the song Love Lives, originally from the 2009 EP Let’s Do It Again, is included in the soundtrack of the movie Repo Men. In 2012, together with Rosemary Reed, Stewart was the executive co-producer of Living The Life series on Sky Arts. He also recorded an exclusive soundtrack for the new episodes. Stewart is the co-creator and executive producer of the 2012 ABC sitcom Malibu Country starring Reba McEntire. Stewart created and executive produces the NBC unscripted series Songland, which gives new songwriters a chance to have their original compositions recorded by an established artist, with a single released immediately following each episode. The panel of judges on Songland include Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally. The series premiered in the summer of 2019 and averaged 5.1 million viewers per episode, the most for a new unscripted series that summer. NBC announced that the series had been renewed for a second season in September 2019. Stewart wrote the musical Barbarella, based on the 1968 film, which premiered in Vienna on 11 March 2004. Stewart wrote music and lyrics (with Glen Ballard) for Ghost the Musical, which opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End in June 2011. Though most of Stewart’s own music (specifically with Eurythmics) was released via the RCA/BMG label, he also formed his own record label in the 1980s called Anxious Records. The label has included a roster of artists such as Terry Hall, Londonbeat, Chris Braide and Curve vocalist Toni Halliday. Main article: Platinum Weird. In 2006, Stewart resurrected Platinum Weird, a band he purportedly formed in the early 1970s in London with singer Erin Grace, but which was in reality created in 2004.  According to the fictional account, Erin was moody and mysterious, and disappeared shortly before the band’s eponymous album was due to be released in 1974. Platinum Weird features noted songwriter Kara DioGuardi on vocals and the band has re-recorded some of the fictional original band’s songs and some new ones as well for an upcoming album. The album was produced by John Shanks. In July 2006, VH1 premiered a mockumentary entitled Rock Legends – Platinum Weird, an examination of the band’s unusual story, complete with cameo appearances from such rock legends as Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Ringo Starr, and Elton John, all reminiscing about the former band’s short-lived heyday and their impressions of the mysterious Erin Grace. The album was further promoted by a series of bogus World Wide Web fan sites, some of which are registered by the New Media Department of Interscope Records and hosted on the same server as interscope. Com,  and related false documents for the “lost” group. Walk-In (2006) and Zombie Broadway (2008); Virgin Comics. The Dave Stewart Songbook: The Stories Behind the Songs; September, 2008; Surfdog; ISBN 0615235689 . The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide; with Mark Simmons; July, 2010; New Riders; ISBN 032172058X . Sweet Dreams are Made of This: A Life in Music; February, 2016; Penguin; ISBN 0451477685 . Previously married from 1973 to 1977,  Stewart married former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey (who later formed Shakespears Sister) in 1987. The couple have two children (Sam and Django). They divorced in 1996. On 4 August 2001, Stewart married Dutch photographer Anoushka Fisz, with whom he has two daughters, Kaya and Indya. In 2004, Stewart and Fisz moved to Hollywood so Stewart could concentrate on his soundtrack work. They renewed their marriage vows in 2013. In his youth, he was a Sunderland A. Supporter and still watches their games. As a child, his ambition was to play for the club. In 2000, Stewart received the O2 Silver Clef Award.  He was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and won the Music Producers Guild Outstanding Contribution to UK Music Award in 2015. Eurythmics were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Sweet Dreams (Video album). Grammy Award for Best Music Video. Would I Lie to You? Best Rock Performance by Group. Or Duo with Vocal. “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”. Best R&B Performance by a Group. Best Rock Performance by a Group. “We Too Are One”. Be Yourself Tonight (Eurythmics). British Producer of the Year. We Too Are One (Eurythmics). “Don’t Ask Me Why” (Eurythmics). Producer of the Year. Outstanding Contribution to Music. Songwriters of the Year. “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)” (Eurythmics). BMI London Awards, Song of the Year. “Old Habits Die Hard” from Alfie. Stewart with Mick Jagger. Best Song, Las Vegas Film Critics Award. Best Song, Critics Choice Awards. Golden Globe Award for Best Song. For Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. Five nominations, including Best Group. “You Have Placed A Chill in My Heart”. “I Need A Man”. See also: The Tourists, Eurythmics Discography, Platinum Weird, and SuperHeavy. Lily Was Here soundtrack. Dave Stewart and the Spiritual Cowboys. Greetings from the Gutter. The Dave Stewart Songbook Vol. Guest stars on the album including Martina McBride, Karen Elson, Vanessa Amorosi, Holly Quin-Ankrah, Laura Michelle Kelly and Ann Marie Calhoun. “Lily Was Here” feat. “Happy To Be Here”. “All Over The World” (Cricket World Cup’99 official theme song). “Old Habits Die Hard” (with Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow). “-” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released. Liverpool 8 (Capitol Records, 2008). Y Not (Universal Music Enterprises, 2010). Ringo 2012 (Universal Music Enterprises, 2012). Postcards from Paradise (Universal Music Enterprises, 2015). Give More Love (Universal Music Enterprises, 2017). What’s My Name (Universal Music Enterprises, 2019). LP1 (Surfdog Records, 2011). Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine (RCA Records, 1986). Revolution Ballroom (Mercury Records, 1993). Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (EMI, 2001). With Jon Bon Jovi. Destination Anywhere (Mercury Records, 1997). With Billy Ray Cyrus. Back to Tennessee (Lyric Street, 2009). Knocked Out Loaded (Columbia Records, 1986). Eleven (Republic Nashville, 2011). One of the Boys (Capitol Records, 2008). Anastacia (Epic Records, 2004). It’s a Man’s World (BMG, 2012). Slow Motion Addict (Interscope Records, 2007). Primitive Cool (Columbia Records, 1987). In Your Dreams (Reprise Records, 2011). 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault (Reprise Records, 2014). Feargal Sharkey (A&M Records, 1985). Frantic (Virgin Records, 2002). Olympia (Virgin Records, 2010). With Sinéad O’Connor. Faith and Courage (Atlantic Records, 2000). Who’s Zoomin’ Who? He was the lead singer and primary songwriter of the group The Tourists, the first charting band to feature guitarist Dave Stewart and singer Annie Lennox, later to gain greater fame as the duo Eurythmics. The Catch and The Tourists. Coombes was born in Bradford, England, but spent most of his early life in Sunderland, where he met Dave Stewart. Stewart introduced Coombes to Annie Lennox, whom he had met when she was working in a London restaurant.  In 1976 the three formed a post-disco band called The Catch, which released one single “Borderline/Black Blood” that failed to chart. The band renamed itself The Tourists, adding bassist Eddie Chin and drummer Jim Toomey. Coombes played guitar, sang and wrote most of the Tourists’ original songs. After releasing their third album in 1980 the band dissolved. Dave Stewart was keen to move from the Tourists’ guitar-based new wave sound to explore synthesiser-led pop and formed Eurythmics with Annie Lennox. Peet Coombes and Eddie Chin started a group called Acid Drops but it did not release recorded material. Coombes moved to London and did not perform during most of the 1980s. In 1992 he moved to Cornwall and created the band Diminished Responsibility with amateur producer and bassist Andy Brown, his wife Cathy and with Dave Farghally on drums. The band did not release any recordings. In the 1990s his health deteriorated and by late 1996 he could no longer perform. He died in 1997 due to cirrhosis of the liver related to long term heavy consumption of alcohol.  He was 45 years old. Coombes’ sons Joey and Robin Coombes formed the hip hop group Task Force. Ann Lennox OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to achieve international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Appearing in the 1983 music video for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” with orange cropped hair and wearing a man’s business suit, the BBC states, “all eyes were on Annie Lennox, the singer whose powerful androgynous look defied the male gaze”.  Subsequent hits with Eurythmics include “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” and “Here Comes the Rain Again”. Lennox embarked on a solo career in 1992 with her debut album, Diva, which produced several hit singles including “Why” and “Walking on Broken Glass”. The same year, she performed “Love Song for a Vampire” for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Her 1995 studio album, Medusa, includes “No More I Love You’s” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale”. To date, she has released six solo studio albums and a compilation album, The Annie Lennox Collection (2009). With eight Brit Awards, which includes being named Best British Female Artist a record six times, Lennox has been named the “Brits Champion of Champions”.  She has also collected four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard magazine.  In 2004, she received both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Into the West”, written for the soundtrack to the feature film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Lennox’s vocal range is contralto.  She has been named “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” by VH1 and one of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone.  In 2012, she was rated No. 22 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music.  She has earned the distinction of “most successful female British artist in UK music history”.  As part of a one-hour symphony of British Music, Lennox performed “Little Bird” during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London. At the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards, Lennox was made a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the first woman to receive the honour. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes”. On 4 June 2012 she performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace. In 2017, Lennox was appointed Glasgow Caledonian University’s first female chancellor. Charity and political activism. Relationship with the LGBT+ community. In the 1970s, Lennox won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied the flute, piano and harpsichord for three years. Lennox was unhappy during her time at the Royal Academy and spent her time wondering what other direction she could take. Lennox’s flute teacher’s final report stated: Ann has not always been sure of where to direct her efforts, though lately she has been more committed. She is very, very able, however. ” Two years later, Lennox reported to the Academy: “I have had to work as a waitress, barmaid, and shop assistant to keep me when not in musical work. She also played and sang with a few bands, such as Windsong, during the period of her course. In 2006, the academy made her an honorary Fellow.  Lennox also was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama that year. Lennox in the mid-1980s. In 1976, Lennox was a flute player with a band called Dragon’s Playground, leaving before they appeared on TV’s New Faces.  Between 1977 and 1980, she was the lead singer of The Tourists, a British pop band and her first collaboration with Dave Stewart. Lennox and Stewart’s second collaboration, the 1980s synthpop duo Eurythmics, resulted in her most notable fame, as the duo’s alto, soul-tinged lead singer. Early in Eurythmics’ career, Lennox was known for her androgyny,  wearing suits and once impersonating Elvis Presley. Eurythmics released a long line of singles in the 1980s, including “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” a U. Number one and UK number two, “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” (UK number one), “Love Is A Stranger”, “Here Comes the Rain Again”, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves”, Who’s That Girl? “, “Would I Lie to You? “, “Missionary Man”, “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart”, “Thorn in My Side”, “The Miracle of Love” and “Don’t Ask Me Why. Although the Eurythmics never officially disbanded, Lennox made a fairly clear break from Stewart in 1990. Thereafter, she began her solo career. Lennox (far right) and David A. Stewart (left) performing as Eurythmics in 1987. Lennox and Stewart reconvened Eurythmics in the late 1990s with the album Peace, their first album of new material in ten years. A subsequent concert tour was completed, with profits going to Greenpeace and Amnesty International.  Lennox has received eight Brit Awards, including being named Best British Female Artist a record six times.  Four of the awards were given during her time with Eurythmics, and another was given to the duo for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999. The 1988 single, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”, was a duet with Al Green recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Scrooged. Though it was produced by Dave Stewart, it was credited to Lennox and Green. This one-off single peaked at No. 9 on the U. Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 40 hit in the UK.  Lennox performed the song “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, a Cole Porter song, that same year for a cameo appearance in the Derek Jarman film Edward II. She then appeared with David Bowie and the surviving members of Queen at 1992’s Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, performing “Under Pressure”. Main article: Diva (Annie Lennox album). Lennox began working with former Trevor Horn protégé Stephen Lipson, beginning with her 1992 solo début album, Diva. It was a commercial and critical success, charting No. 1 in the UK, No. 6 in Germany, and No. 23 in the U. Where it went double platinum.  Lennox’s profile was boosted by Diva’s singles, which included “Why” and “Walking on Broken Glass”. “Why” won an MTV Award for Best Female Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, while the video for “Walking on Broken Glass” set in the Rococo period, featured actors Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich.  “Little Bird” also formed a double A-side with “Love Song for a Vampire”, a soundtrack cut for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  The B-side of her single “Precious” was a self-penned song called “Step by Step”, which was later a hit for Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of the film The Preacher’s Wife.  The song “Keep Young and Beautiful” was included on the CD release as a bonus track (the original vinyl album had only ten tracks). The album entered the UK album chart at no.  In 1993, the album was included in Q magazine’s list of the “50 Best Albums of 1992″. Rolling Stone magazine 25 June 1992, p. 41 described the album as… And it is included in Rolling Stone’s 13 May 1999, p. 56 “Essential Recordings of the 90’s” list. The album won Best British Album at the 1993 Brit Awards. Main articles: Medusa (Annie Lennox album) and Peace (Eurythmics album). Although Lennox’s profile decreased for a period because of her desire to bring up her two children outside of the media’s glare, she continued to record. Her second album, Medusa, was released in March 1995. It consisted solely of cover songs, all originally recorded by male artists including Bob Marley, The Clash, and Neil Young. It entered the UK album chart at No.  It has achieved double platinum status in both the UK and the US.  The album yielded four UK singles: “No More I Love You’s” which entered the UK singles chart at No. 2, Lennox’s highest ever solo peak,  “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, “Waiting in Vain” and “Something So Right”. The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards of 1996,  losing to Turbulent Indigo by Joni Mitchell, however, Lennox won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the single “No More I Love You’s”.  Although Lennox declined to tour for the album, she did perform a large scale one-off concert in New York’s Central Park, which was filmed and later released on home video.  Lennox provided an extensive solo vocal performance (without lyrics) for the soundtrack score of the film Apollo 13 in 1995. Managed by Simon Fuller since the beginning of her solo career, he said that Lennox played an important but unheralded role in the success of the Spice Girls, encouraging the group to “ham up” their characters, which helped them top the charts around the world.  In 1997, Lennox re-recorded the Eurythmics track “Angel” for the Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute album, and also recorded the song “Mama” for The Avengers soundtrack album. In 1998, following the death of a mutual friend (former Tourists member Peet Coombes), she re-united with Dave Stewart.  Following their first performance together in eight years at a record company party, Stewart and Lennox began writing and recording together for the first time since 1989. This resulted in the album Peace. The title was designed to reflect the duo’s ongoing concern with global conflict and world peace. The record was promoted with a concert on the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior II, where they played a mixture of old and new songs. “I Saved the World Today” was the lead single, reaching number eleven on the UK singles chart.  Another single, released at the beginning of 2000, “17 Again”, made the UK top 40, and topped the US dance chart.  In 2002, Lennox received a Billboard Century Award; the highest accolade from Billboard Magazine, with Editor-in-Chief Timothy White describing her as one of the most original and unforgettably affecting artists in the modern annals of popular music. Main article: Bare (Annie Lennox album). Annie Lennox on stage in 2004. In 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, Bare. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK and No. 4 in the US – her highest charting album in the US to date.  She embarked on her first tour as a solo artist to promote the album. The tour, simply titled Solo Tour, pre-dated the release of the album and visited both the US and Europe, with only a two-night stop in the UK at Saddler’s Wells Theatre in London. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards.  The album was released with a DVD which included interviews and acoustic versions of songs by Lennox. In 2004, Lennox won the Academy Award for Best Song for “Into the West” from the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,  which she co-wrote with screenwriter Fran Walsh and composer Howard Shore. Lennox performed the song live at the 76th Academy Awards. The song also won a Grammy award and a Golden Globe award. She had previously recorded “Use Well the Days” for the movie, which incorporates a number of quotations from Tolkien in its lyrics. This features on a bonus DVD included with the “special edition” of the movie’s soundtrack CD. In mid-2004, Lennox embarked on an extensive North American tour with Sting.  In July 2005, Lennox performed at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London, along with Madonna, Sting, and other popular musicians. In 2005, Lennox and Stewart collaborated on two new songs for their Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection, of which “I’ve Got a Life” was released as a single in October 2005. The promotional video for the song features Lennox and Stewart performing in the present day, with images of past Eurythmics videos playing on television screens behind them. The single peaked at number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart and was a number-one US Dance hit.  On 14 November 2005, Sony BMG repackaged and released Eurythmics’ back catalogue as 2005 Deluxe Edition Reissues.  Lennox also collaborated with Herbie Hancock doing the song “Hush, Hush, Hush” on his collaboration album, Possibilities in August 2005. Main article: Songs of Mass Destruction. After releasing “Sing” with 23 other invited singers, Lennox launched the SING campaign in 2007. Ending her long association with Stephen Lipson, Lennox’s fourth solo album, Songs of Mass Destruction, was recorded in Los Angeles with veteran producer Glen Ballard (known for producing Alanis Morissette’s album, Jagged Little Pill). It was released on 1 October 2007, and was the last studio album of Lennox’s contract with BMG. It peaked at No. 7 in the UK and No. 9 in the US.  Lennox stated that she believed the album consisted of “twelve strong, powerful, really emotive songs that people can connect to”. If she achieves that, she says, I can feel proud of [it], no matter if it sells ten copies or 50 million. “ Lennox described it as “a dark album, but the world is a dark place. It’s fraught, it’s turbulent. Most people’s lives are underscored with dramas of all kinds: there’s ups, there’s downs – the flickering candle. “ She added, “Half the people are drinking or drugging themselves to numb it. A lot of people are in pain. The album’s first single was “Dark Road”, released on 24 September 2007. Another song on the album, “Sing”, is a collaboration between Lennox and 23 prominent female artists: Anastacia, Isobel Campbell, Dido, Céline Dion, Melissa Etheridge, Fergie, Beth Gibbons, Faith Hill, Angelique Kidjo, Beverley Knight, Gladys Knight, k. Lang, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Beth Orton, Pink, Kelis, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Shingai Shoniwa, Joss Stone, Sugababes, KT Tunstall, and Martha Wainwright.  Included among the group of vocalists are TAC activist members’ own vocal group known as The Generics, whose CD of music inspired Lennox to make “Sing”.  To promote Songs of Mass Destruction, Lennox embarked on a primarily North American tour called Annie Lennox Sings, which lasted throughout October and November 2007. Main article: The Annie Lennox Collection. Finishing out her contract with Sony BMG, Lennox released the compilation album The Annie Lennox Collection. Initially intended for release in September 2008, the release date was pushed back several months to allow Lennox to recuperate from a back injury.  The compilation was eventually released in the US on 17 February 2009, and in the UK and Europe on 9 March 2009. Included on the track listing are songs from her four solo albums, one from the Bram Stoker’s Dracula soundtrack, and two new songs. One of these is a cover of Ash’s single, “Shining Light”. The other is a cover of a song by the English band Keane, originally the B-side of their first single in 2000. Lennox renamed the song from its original title “Closer Now” to “Pattern of My Life”. A limited 3-disc edition of the album included a DVD compilation featuring most of Lennox’s solo videos since 1992, and also featured a second CD of rarer songs including a version of R. S “Everybody Hurts” with Alicia Keys and Lennox’s Oscar-winning “Into the West” from the third Lord of the Rings film. The album entered the UK Album Chart at No. 2 and remained in the top 10 for seven weeks. Lennox’s recording contract with Sony BMG concluded with the release of Songs of Mass Destruction and the subsequent retrospective album The Collection, and much was made in the press in late 2007/early 2008 about the apparent animosity between Lennox and the record company. Upon her return to the UK, Lennox met with the head of Sony BMG UK, Ged Docherty, who was “mortified” by the problems she had encountered with the South African branch. However, the debacle (partly inflamed when Lennox’s dissatisfaction with the South African office was made public on her blog) led to press reports falsely stating that she was being dropped by Sony BMG. The record company themselves quickly refuted the rumour stating that Lennox’s contract with them had merely been fulfilled and that they hoped she would consider remaining with them. The British tabloid, Daily Mirror, subsequently printed a retraction of its story about her being dropped by the label. Main article: A Christmas Cornucopia. In August 2010, Lennox signed a new contract with Island Records in the UK and Decca Records in the US (both part of the Universal Music Group).  Her first release was a Christmas album entitled A Christmas Cornucopia, issued on 15 November 2010. The album is a collection of Lennox’s interpretations of traditional festive songs such as “Silent Night” and “The First Noel”, along with one new composition, “Universal Child”, which was released as a download-only single on 13 October 2010. Lennox had previously showcased the song on the American Idol Gives Back TV show in April 2010. She sang the song “Angels from the Realms of Glory” from the album for the TNT special Christmas in Washington. A music video was produced for a second single from the album, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. Lennox also performed the track on the UK chat show Loose Women in December 2010, and was also interviewed.  According to Metacritic, A Christmas Cornucopia has gained “generally favourable reviews”.  Ian Wade of BBC Music gave the album a very positive review, saying this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones. “ Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine awarded the album 3.5/5 and said “Lennox seems more inspired on A Christmas Cornucopia than she has in years. “ John Hunt of Qatar Today magazine gave the album 9/10 and said “in particular, the vocal work and musical arrangement of’God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ are impactful to the point of being intimidating. On 4 June 2012, Lennox performed, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, in front of Buckingham Palace in London and on 12 August she performed “Little Bird” at the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony. In October 2014, Lennox released her sixth solo album, Nostalgia.  The album is a collection of Lennox’s childhood favourite soul, jazz and blues songs.  Critic Mike Wass of Idolator stated that Lennox “puts her own inimitable spin” on the selected tracks.  The lead single “I Put a Spell on You” received its first radio play on 15 September 2014 by Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2.  Upon release, the album entered the UK and US Top 10, and reached number one on the US Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. On 28 January 2015, Lennox performed a live concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles entitled An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox. The show aired on PBS in the US in April 2015, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray internationally in May 2015. In May 2019, Lennox released Lepidoptera, containing four extemporized piano songs. The EP serves as a companion piece to Lennox’s art installation, Now I Let You Go… It is Lennox’s first independently distributed record. HIV campaigner Lennox in Germany ahead of World AIDS Day in 2008. Lennox appeared on stage at the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert and commenced activist work with the Sing Foundation afterwards.  In 1990, Lennox recorded a version of Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” for the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue, a benefit for AIDS awareness. A video was also produced.  Lennox has been a public supporter of Amnesty International and Greenpeace for many years, and she and Dave Stewart donated all of the profits from Eurythmics’ 1999 Peacetour to both charities.  Concerned by Tibet freedom,  she supported Amnesty International campaigns for the release of Tibetan prisoners Palden Gyatso and Ngawang Choephel. After being forced to pull out of performing at Live Aid held at Wembley Stadium in 1985 due to a serious throat infection, Lennox appeared at Live 8 held in Hyde Park, London in 2005.  In 2006, in response to her humanitarian work, Lennox became patron of the Master’s Course in Humanitarian and Development Practice for Oxford Brookes University.  In October 2006, Lennox spoke at the British House of Commons about the need for children in the UK to help their counterparts in Africa.  On 25 April 2007, Lennox performed “Bridge over Troubled Water” during the American Idol “Idol Gives Back” fundraising drive.  Lennox’s 2007 song “Sing” was born out of her involvement with Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), both of which are human rights groups which seek education and health care for those affected by HIV.  In December 2007, Lennox established The SING Campaign, an organisation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. HIV campaigners, Memory Sachikonye (left) and Lennox (right) meet with the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell in December 2011. On 11 December 2007, she performed in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway together with a variety of artists, which was broadcast to over 100 countries.  Lennox appeared at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute in June 2008 and then led a rally against the Gaza War in London on 3 January 2009. Lennox opened the 2009 Edinburgh Festival of Politics with commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s approach to HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. She said that the Pope’s denunciation of condoms on his recent tour of Africa had caused “tremendous harm” and she criticised the Roman Catholic Church for causing widespread confusion on the continent. Lennox also condemned the media’s obsession with “celebrity culture” for keeping the AIDS pandemic off the front page. During her address, Lennox wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “HIV positive”. Lennox wore similar T-shirts at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert at Madison Square Garden on 30 October 2009,  during her appearance on The Graham Norton Show on 30 November 2009 (where she performed the new song “Full Steam”, a duet with singer David Gray), during a recorded performance for American Idol during a 21 April 2010 fundraiser, entitled Idol Gives Back, and during a performance on the live Comic Relief show on 18 March 2011. She is one of those exemplary human beings who chose to put her success in her chosen career to work in order to benefit others. She is a true friend of Africa and of South Africa. Her Aids activism in general, and support for the treatment action campaign in-particular, contributed significantly to turning the pandemic around in our country. Archbishop Desmond Tutu pays tribute to Annie Lennox in November 2013. In June 2010, Lennox was named as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for AIDS,  a role that continues as of August 2013. Lennox also works with other organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International and the British Red Cross in regard to the issue.  Lennox also supports the Burma Campaign UK, a non-governmental organisation that addresses the suffering in Burma and promotes democratisation. In December 2010, it was confirmed that Lennox was in the New Years Honours List and would become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her humanitarian work. She received the award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on 28 June 2011. In November 2013, Lennox received the Music Industry Trusts Award for her career achievements in music and her charity commitments.  Elton John said of her award; “It is so well deserved and not only for your extraordinary contribution to music and songwriting but also for your outstanding and tireless work as an HIV and AIDS activist and supporter of women’s rights, ” while Adele stated; Annie Lennox has been a constant part of my life. An example of a brilliant talent that exudes excellence and influence on everyone. In 2015 Lennox attended, performed at and hosted several charitable events including: the 50th Amnesty International Annual Conference where she was a guest speaker, Elton John and David Furnish’s at home Gala in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation where she performed, held a screening of He Named Me Malala, and hosted a Mothers2mothers 15th Anniversary gala. In 2016 Lennox was awarded the Elle Style Awards’Outstanding Achievement’ award, and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society award, the Livingstone Medal, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the fight against AIDS and support of women’s rights. Lennox was known for her androgyny during the 1980s. Lennox’s longtime support for LGBT rights have helped garner a significant following within the community.  According to The Advocate, her distinctive voice and provocative stage persona have made Lennox a longtime gay icon. Known for her androgynous look in the 1980s-first widely seen in the 1983 music video for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” where she had close-cropped, orange-coloured hair, and wore a man’s suit brandishing a cane, a video which made her a household name-Lennox was viewed as the female version of Boy George, and during the Second British Invasion spurred by MTV, Newsweek magazine ran an issue which featured Lennox and Boy George on the cover of its 23 January 1984 edition with the caption Britain Rocks America – Again. In conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lennox put many items from her collection-costumes, accessories, photographs, awards, ephemera from her political campaigns, and personal belongings-on display. This collection, which spanned her entire career, along with music videos and interviews, became The House of Annie Lennox at the institution from 15 September 2011 to 26 February 2012.  An expanded version of the exhibit was later installed at The Lowry in Salford, England from 17 March 2012 to 17 June,  before moving to Aberdeen for twelve weeks. In October 2014, Lennox faced criticism for failing to mention the history of lynching in the US when discussing her cover Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” on her Nostalgia album.  Lennox did not respond to the criticism or apologize until the following January, noting that she felt speaking on it earlier could have made things worse and that a DVD covering the album includes comments from her concerning the horrors of lynching. “The video accompanying “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), in which Annie Lennox appeared with closely cropped orange hair and wearing a man’s business suit, was both striking and surreal. Lennox’s extraordinary image was at odds with her female contemporaries. Sweet Dreams: remembering the music video that broke the mould for female pop stars, (BBC). See also: Annie Lennox music videos. Both as part of Eurythmics and in her solo career, Lennox has made over 60 music promo videos. The 1987 Eurythmics album Savage and her 1992 solo album Diva were both accompanied by video albums, both directed by Sophie Muller.  Actors Hugh Laurie and John Malkovich appeared in the music video for “Walking on Broken Glass” in period costume, while the video for “Little Bird” paid homage to the different images and personas that have appeared in some of Lennox’s previous videos.  The clip features Lennox performing on stage with several lookalikes (male and female) that represent her personas from “Why”, “Walking on Broken Glass”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)”, “I Need a Man”, “Thorn in My Side”, “There Must Be an Angel”, and even her stage image from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. Lennox has been married three times. Her first marriage, from 1984 to 1985, was to German Hare Krishna devotee Radha Raman.  From 1988 to 2000, she was married to Israeli film and record producer Uri Fruchtmann.  The couple have two daughters, Lola and Tali. A son, Daniel, was stillborn in 1988.  On 15 September 2012, Lennox married Mitch Besser in London in a private ceremony. In September 2012, Lennox featured in Series 9 of the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? In which she discovered that her great-great-grandmother Jessie Fraser worked at the Broadford Flax Mill in Aberdeen. Her maternal grandmother, Dora Paton, was a dairy maid at the Balmoral Royal Estate and her maternal grandfather, William Ferguson, was a gamekeeper also at Balmoral. Both of Lennox’s parents died of cancer.  Lennox is agnostic and a feminist. Main article: Annie Lennox discography. See also: Eurythmics discography. Songs of Mass Destruction (2007). A Christmas Cornucopia (2010). The Annie Lennox Collection (2009). Lennox has received a variety of major awards during her career:. Top Hot Dance Club Play Artist. Top Hot Dance Club Play Single. “A Thousand Beautiful Things”. British Female Solo Artist. British Album of the Year. British Video of the Year. “Walking on Broken Glass”. “Requiem for A Private War”. Eurythmics Sweet Dreams: The Video Album. Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” (with Aretha Franklin). Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Best Music Video – Long Form. We Two Are One Too. Album of the Year. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. “No More’I Love You’s”. Best Pop Vocal Album. Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. “Into the West (From The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)”. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”. Best Video from a Film. International Viewer’s Choice – MTV Europe. American Music Awards. 2008 – AMA Award of Merit for her work and her humanitarian efforts. Ivor Novello Awards. 1984 – Songwriter of the Year for Lennox and Dave Stewart. 1987 – Songwriter of the Year for Lennox and Dave Stewart. 1987 – Best contemporary song “Its Alright, (Baby’s Coming Back)”. 1993 – Best Song (“Why”). Honorary degrees and awards. 1986 – Associate – Royal Academy of Music London. 1997 – Fellowship – Royal Academy of Music London. 2006 – Honorary Doctor of Music – The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 2006 – Fellowship – Edinburgh College of Art. 2009 – Honorary Doctorate at the University of Edinburgh (awarded 20 October 2009), in recognition of her work in the field of HIV/AIDS, and her success as a recording artist. 2011 – Honoured by the University for her International Humanitarian Efforts – Glasgow Caledonian University. 2012 – Honorary Degree – Open University of Scotland. 2013 – Honorary Degree – Williams College. 2013 – Honorary Doctorate in Music – Berklee College of Music. 2013 – Honorary Degree – University of Essex. 2002 – Billboard Century Award by Billboard. 2008 – OUT magazine honoured Lennox for her work in the HIV and AIDS field. The top 100 most influential people in Gay Culture. 2008 – The British Red Cross Services to Humanity Award. 2008 – Glamour Magazine’s Inspirational Woman of the Year Award. 2008 – Honoured at the 2008 Youth AIDS Gala, for her contribution in helping the fight against HIV and AIDS. 2008 – The German Sustainability “special achievement” award for her commitment in the fight against HIV and AIDS. 2009 – Save the Children “Amigo de los Niños” Award. 2009 – Awarded the “Freedom of the City of London” by the British Red Cross for services to humanity in the field of HIV and AIDS. 2009 – Nobel Peace Laureates for services to humanity. 2010 – Patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. 2010 – Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Scotland. 2010 – Ambassador for HIV/AIDS in London. 2010 – UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. 2010 – Barclays Women of the Year Award. 2010 – International Service Award for Global Defence of Human Rights. 2010 – GQ Charity Woman of the Year Award. 2010 – Harper’s Bazaar Lifetime Achievement Award. 2010 – Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her work fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa. 2013 – Music Industry Trust Award (MITS) for her creativity and work that inspires those who work within the music business and millions of others worldwide. 2016 – Elle Style Awards – Outstanding Achievement Award. 2016 – Awarded Livingstone Medal by Royal Scottish Geographical Society. 2016 – Harper’s Bazaar Philanthropy Award. Eddie Chin (born November 3, 1948) is an American bassist who was formerly a part of The Tourists. As part of his early career, Chin joined the skiffle group, The Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra along with fellow musician Robert Greenfield. In 1976, Chin was introduced to Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart and The Tourists were formed. Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in The Tourists, a band which broke up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed later that year in Wagga Wagga, Australia.  The duo released their first studio album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little success, but went on to achieve global success when their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), was released in 1983. The title track became a worldwide hit which topped the charts in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time, Stewart was a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reunited to record their ninth album, Peace, released in late 1999. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single “I’ve Got a Life”, as part of a new Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection. The duo have won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and in 2005 were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.  In 2017, the group was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,  and were nominated again in 2018. 1976-82: Formation and In the Garden. 1983-84: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and Touch. 1985-86: Be Yourself Tonight and new musical direction. 1986-90: Revenge, Savage and We Too Are One. 1990-98: Hiatus and solo careers. 2014: Reuniting for Beatles tribute concert. 2019: Reuniting for Sting’s 30th We’ll Be Together benefit concert. Lennox and Stewart met in 1975 in a restaurant in London, where Lennox worked at that time.  They first played together in 1976 in the punk rock band The Catch. After releasing one single as The Catch in 1977, the band evolved into The Tourists. Stewart and Lennox were also romantically involved. The Tourists achieved some commercial success, but the experience was reportedly an unhappy one. Personal and musical tensions existed within the group, whose main songwriter was Peet Coombes, and legal wranglings happened with the band’s management, publishers and record labels. Lennox and Stewart felt the fixed band line-up was an inadequate vehicle to explore their experimental creative leanings and decided their next project should be much more flexible and free from artistic compromise. They were interested in creating pop music, but wanted freedom to experiment with electronics and the avant-garde. It was in a hotel in Wagga Wagga, Australia, while playing around with a portable mini-synthesizer that Lennox and Stewart decided to become a duo.  Calling themselves Eurythmics (after the pedagogical exercise system that Lennox had encountered as a child), they decided to keep themselves as the only permanent members and songwriters, and involve others in the collaboration “on the basis of mutual compatibility and availability”. The duo signed to RCA Records. At this time, Lennox and Stewart also split as a couple. During the period that Lennox and Stewart were in The Tourists, and later as Eurythmics, they were managed by Kenny Smith and Sandra Turnbull of Hyper Kinetics Ltd. They recorded their first album in Cologne with Conny Plank (who had produced the later Tourists sessions). This resulted in the album In the Garden, released in October 1981. The album mixed psychedelic, krautrock and electropop influences, and featured contributions from Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit (of Can), drummer Clem Burke (of Blondie), Robert Görl of D. , and flautist Tim Wheater. A couple of the songs were co-written by guitarist Roger Pomphrey (later a TV director). The album was not a commercial success though the debut single “Never Gonna Cry Again” made the UK charts at No.  Lennox and Stewart then activated their new Eurythmics mode of operation by touring the record as a duo, accompanied by backing tracks and electronics, carted around the country by themselves in a horse-box. They began to employ much more electronics in their music, collaborating with Raynard Faulkner and Adam Williams, recording many tracks in the studio and playing live using various line-up permutations. However, the three new singles they released that year (“This Is the House”, “The Walk” and “Love Is a Stranger”) all performed badly on initial release in the UK. Although their mode of operation had given them the creative freedom they desired, commercial success still eluded them and the responsibility of personally running so many of their affairs (down to transporting their own stage equipment) took its toll. Lennox apparently suffered at least one nervous breakdown during this period, while Stewart was hospitalised with a collapsed lung. MTV has paved the way for a host of invaders from abroad: Def Leppard, Adam Ant, Madness, Eurythmics, the Fixx and Billy Idol, to name a few. In return, grateful Brits, even superstars like Pete Townshend and the Police, have mugged for MTV promo spots and made the phrase “I want my MTV” a household commonplace. Anglomania: The Second British Invasion, by Parke Puterbaugh for Rolling Stone, November 1983. Eurythmics’ commercial breakthrough came with their second album, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in January 1983. The successful title track featured a dark and powerful sequenced synth bass line and a dramatic video that introduced the now orange crew-cut Lennox to audiences. The song reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart,  becoming one of the year’s biggest sellers, and later topped the US Billboard Hot 100. The band’s fortunes changed immensely from this moment on, and Lennox quickly became a pop icon, gracing the covers of numerous magazines including Rolling Stone. Their previous single, “Love Is a Stranger”, was also re-released and became another chart success. The video for the song saw Lennox in many different character guises, a concept she would employ in various subsequent videos. The album’s working title was Invisible Hands (as was a track left off the album), inspiring the name of the British independent company Invisible Hands Music – known for releasing music by Hugh Cornwell, Mick Karn and Hazel O’Connor. The album also featured a cover of the 1968 Sam & Dave hit “Wrap It Up”, performed as a duet between Lennox and Green Gartside of Scritti Politti. The duo quickly recorded a follow-up album, Touch, which was released in November 1983. It became the duo’s first No. 1 album in the UK, and also spawned three major hit singles. Who’s That Girl? Was a top 3 hit in the UK,  the video depicting Lennox as both a blonde chanteuse and as a gender-bending Elvis Presley clone. It also featured cameo appearances by Hazel O’Connor, Bananarama (including Stewart’s future wife, Siobhan Fahey), Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee, Thereza Bazar of Dollar, Jay Aston and Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz, Kiki Dee, Jacquie O’Sullivan and the gender-bending pop singer Marilyn, who would go on to musical success of his own that same year. The upbeat, calypso-flavoured “Right by Your Side” showed a different side of Eurythmics altogether and also made the Top 10, and “Here Comes the Rain Again” No. Eight in the UK,  No. Four in the US was an orchestral/synth ballad (with orchestrations by Michael Kamen). In 1984 RCA released Touch Dance, an EP of remixes of four of the tracks from Touch, aimed at the club market. The remixes were by prominent New York City producers Francois Kevorkian and John “Jellybean” Benitez. Also released in 1984 was Eurythmics’ soundtrack album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother). Virgin Films had contracted the band to provide a soundtrack for Michael Radford’s modern film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, Radford later said that the music had been “foisted” on his film against his wishes, and that Virgin had replaced most of Dominic Muldowney’s original orchestral score with the Eurythmics soundtrack (including the song “Julia”, which was heard during the end credits). Nevertheless, the record was presented as “music derived from the original score of Eurythmics for the Michael Radford film version of Orwell’s 1984″. Eurythmics charged that they had been misled by the film’s producers as well,  and the album was withdrawn from the market for a period while matters were litigated. The album’s first single, “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)”, was a top 5 hit in the UK,  Australia and across Europe, and a major dance success in the United States. Annie Lennox performing during Revenge Tour in 1986. The duo’s next album, Be Yourself Tonight, was produced in a week in Paris. It showcased much more of a “band style” and a centred sound (with an R&B influence), with real drums, brass, and much more guitar from Stewart. Almost a dozen other musicians were enlisted, including members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, guest harmonica from Stevie Wonder, bass guitar from Dean Garcia, string arrangements by Michael Kamen, and Lennox singing duets with Aretha Franklin and Elvis Costello. It continued the duo’s transatlantic chart domination in 1985, and contained four hit singles: Would I Lie to You? Was a US Billboard top five hit and Australian No. One, while “There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)” (featuring Wonder’s harmonica contribution) became their first and only UK No.  The feminist anthem “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” (a duet with Aretha Franklin, though originally intended for Tina Turner), and “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)” also rode high in the charts. In September 1985, Eurythmics performed Would I Lie to You? At the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Eurythmics released their next album, Revenge, in 1986. The album continued their move towards a band sound, verging on an AOR-pop/rock sound. Sales continued to be strong in the UK and internationally, but were somewhat slower in the US, though “Missionary Man” reached No. 14 on the US Hot 100 chart and went all the way to No. 1 on the US Album Oriented Rock chart (AOR). Revenge would eventually certify double Platinum in the UK and Gold in the US. The band went on a massive worldwide tour in support of the album, and a live concert video from the Australian leg of the tour was released. In 1987, Lennox and Stewart released the album Savage. This saw a fairly radical change within the group’s sound, being based mainly around programmed samples and drum loops (Lennox would later say that where Revenge was more of a Stewart album in sound, Savage was more of a Lennox one). Lyrically the songs showed an even darker, more obsessive side to Lennox’s writing. A video album was also made, directed by Sophie Muller, with a video for each song. This was largely a concept piece, following characters portrayed by Lennox, specifically one of a frustrated housewife-turned-vamp as exemplified in “Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)”, a UK top 30 hit. The brazen, sexually charged rocker “I Need a Man” remains a Eurythmics staple, as does “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart”. Much less commercial than the two previous albums, Savage was mostly ignored in the US, although rock radio in more progressive markets supported “I Need a Man”. In the duo’s native UK however, the album was a top 10 success and was certified Platinum. In 1989, Eurythmics released the album We Too Are One, which entered the UK Albumc Chart at No. 1 their second No. 1 album after Touch and gave the duo four UK Top 30 hit singles. The album was a return to the rock/pop sound of their mid-80s albums and was certified Double Platinum in the UK, but was less successful in the US (although the single “Don’t Ask Me Why” grazed the Billboard Top 40). Other singles from the album included “Revival”, “The King and Queen of America” and “Angel”. Accompanying the album, the duo conducted their Revival world tour from 8 September 1989 to 25 January 1990.  Parts of the tour (both on and off-stage) were interspersed with promo videos for Eurythmics’ 1990 video album We Two Are One Too. After strenuous years of touring and recording (Eurythmics had released eight studio albums in eight years), a rift had developed between the duo and Eurythmics disbanded, although no formal notice was given. Stewart began writing film soundtracks and had a big international hit in 1990 with the instrumental track “Lily Was Here” (featuring saxophonist Candy Dulfer). The single reached No. 6 in the UK and the Top 20 throughout much of Europe, as well as in Australia and the US. He also formed a band called The Spiritual Cowboys, releasing two albums with this group in the early 1990s. Lennox took time off from her career to have a baby and to consider a life after Eurythmics. Accordingly, the duo had very little communication with each other from 1991 to 1998. In 1991, Eurythmics’ Greatest Hits collection was released, entering the UK album chart at No. New remixes of “Sweet Dreams” and “Love Is a Stranger” were also released as singles at this time. In 1992, Lennox released her first solo album, Diva. The album was a critical and popular success, entering the UK album chart at No. 1 and achieving quadruple platinum status (more than any Eurythmics studio album had done), as well as producing a string of five hit singles. She followed this up in 1995 with her second album, Medusa, an album of cover versions. It became her second No. 1 album in the UK, reaching double platinum status both there and in the US. Stewart, meanwhile, released the solo albums Greetings from the Gutter (1995), and Sly-Fi (1998), but neither was commercially successful. Stewart and Lennox performing on The Today show in November 2005. In the late 1990s, Eurythmics reunited and recorded a new album, Peace, which was released in 1999. The single “I Saved the World Today” reached No. 11 in the UK Singles Chart,  and a remix of “17 Again” gave the duo their first chart-topper on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The band also embarked on a world tour, dubbed the “Peacetour”, to support the album. The tour started on 18 September 1999 at Cologne’s Kölnarena and ended on 6 December 1999 at the London Docklands Arena (which was filmed and released on video and DVD). All proceeds from the tour went to Greenpeace and Amnesty International. In 2001, Stewart performed with U2 for the America: A Tribute to Heroes benefit concert. In 2002, he collaborated with Bryan Ferry on his album Frantic. In June 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, entitled Bare, which was a top 5 hit in the UK and the US. With three tracks reaching the top of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. She also recorded the song “Into the West” for Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, where it appeared as the closing theme and earned Lennox the Academy Award for Best Song. In November 2003, Eurythmics played three songs at the 46664 in Cape Town, South Africa, for which Stewart was one of the primary organisers. They played an unplugged version of “Here Comes the Rain Again”, “7 Seconds” with Youssou N’Dour and “Sweet Dreams”. Stewart collaborated with The Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger on the soundtrack to the movie Alfie, released in 2004, including the critically acclaimed “Old Habits Die Hard”, which won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture. On 7 November 2005, Eurythmics released Ultimate Collection, a remastered greatest hits package with two new songs. One of them, “I’ve Got a Life”, was released as a single and reached No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart as well as spending three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music/Club Play in the US. Lennox and Stewart appeared on a number of TV shows to promote their new compilation album, which was a Top 5 hit and certified Platinum in the UK. On 14 November 2005, the duo’s label, RCA, re-released their eight studio albums in remastered and expanded editions featuring rare B-sides, remixes and unreleased songs. The remasters were made available separately with expanded artwork, and also together in a collector’s box set, entitled Boxed. However, the 1984 soundtrack album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) was not included in this re-release campaign as Virgin Records holds the rights to that album. Also in 2005, Eurythmics were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame.  In 2007, Lennox resumed her solo career with her fourth album, Songs of Mass Destruction, which was a top 10 success in the UK and the US. In 2009, she released her first solo “greatest hits” package, The Annie Lennox Collection. The same year, Lennox stated that although she and Stewart remain friends, she does not foresee any further Eurythmics projects in the future. In an interview with Reuters in September 2012, Stewart was quizzed on whether a new Eurythmics album is in the works, to which he replied: “We’re not talking about one right now, but never say never”, but he was considering a musical centred on the music of Eurythmics. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart performed as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles”. The event was recorded at the Los Angeles Convention Center on 27 January 2014, the day after the Grammy Awards. They performed The Beatles song “The Fool on the Hill”. Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, billed as Eurythmics, performed at Sting’s 30th We’ll Be Together benefit concert in aid of his Rainforest Foundation Fund on 9 December 2019 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The group played Would I Lie to You? “, “Here Comes the Rain Again”, and “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, before returning to join in the finale performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ along with the night’s other performers. Main article: Eurythmics discography. In the Garden (1981). Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983). 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) (1984). Be Yourself Tonight (1985). We Too Are One (1989). Sweet Dreams Tour (1983). “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. Top Hot 100 Song. Top Disco Artist – Duo/Group. Top Billboard 200 Artist. Top Hot 100 Artist. Top Hot 100 Artist – Duo/Group. Top Dance Club Play Artist. Top Billboard 200 Album. Top Dance Play Single. We Too Are One. “Don’t Ask Me Why”. Outstanding Contribution to British Music. 1984[circular reference]. 1985[circular reference]. 1987[circular reference]. 1988[circular reference]. “I Need a Man”. “You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart”. 1984: Ivor Novello Award – Songwriters of the Year. 1987: Ivor Novello Award – Songwriters of the Year. 1987: Ivor Novello Award – Best Contemporary Song for “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)”. 2000: Silver Clef Award. 2000: ASCAP Award for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. 2003: Kindred Spirit Music Award. 2005: Inducted into UK Music Hall of Fame. 2008: ASCAP Award for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. 2009: ASCAP Award for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. 2010: ASCAP Award for “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”. He Tourists were a typical British post-punk new wave group, except for the fact that in a brief career spanning 1979 and 1980 they recorded three albums (The Tourists, Reality Effect and Luminous Basement), all of which made the UK charts. They also scored five chart singles, two of which (I Only Want To Be With You and So Good To Be Back Home Again) made the Top Ten. I Only Want To Be With You also made the US singles chart. Undemonstrative northerner songwriter and co-lead singer Peet Coombes had a pinched nasal tenor that suited the slightly sour sentiments of songs like Another English Day and Don’t Get Left Behind. But The Tourists’ secret weapon was peroxide blonde Annie Lennox who tended to overpower Coombes on their duets and helped make the overtly pop The Loneliest Man In The World their first Top 40 hit. Apart from bassist Eddie Chin’s Chinese nationality and ponytail, her gaunt good looks, short bleached fringe and mildly androgynous air were The Tourists’ sole distinguishing feature. Their third album (Luminous Basement) integrated Annie’s classically-trained keyboards into the mix while maintaining their basic pop focus. Peet Coombes’s lyrics had an inward-looking, psychoanalytical flavour and Lennox, on her one contribution (One Step Nearer The edge) maintained that introspection. Meanwhile, Dave Stewart brought in a Yardbirds-style rave-up in Let’s Take A Walk. Don’t Say I Told You So showed that the group could still come up with a catchy single, but it and the album enjoyed only modest success. After the band split in 1980, Coombes and Chin formed the Acid Drops (who vanished into oblivion) while Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox formed Eurythmics (who most certainly did not). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Music”. The seller is “memorabilia111″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.