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Hazel O'Connor

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Hazel O'Connor - Will You

Tłumaczonka Pana Tomka

Ta niezasłużenie słabo znana pieśń pochodzi z jeszcze mniej znanego filmu "Breaking Glass", a wcześniej ozdabiała debiutancki album Hazel O'Connor (1980). Opowiada o podchodach miłosnych, ale jej największym atutem jest improwizowane, rozdzierające serce solo saksofonu Wesleya Magoogana. Najlepsze, jakiego dotąd dostarczyła nam muzyka pop. Przykre, że muzyk ten musiał w sądzie dochodzić swoich praw do udziału w tej kompozycji. Jest jej rdzeniem.★ Support this podcast ★


6 May 2021

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97: The one with Hazel O'Connor


I have a virtual girls nights in with one of life’s true survivors. Award-winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame over forty years ago starring in the ground-breaking film Breaking Glass. Hits and eye-catching appearances followed including Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Give Me An Inch, and of course, Eighth Day, which now seems even more relevant in our present day times. We look back at how Hazel got the part in the film and how her music career started, about falling in love and her adventures as a dancer in Japan and Beirut, as well as chatting about the dangers of the music business, sexism, her passion for audiobooks, box sets and history, and how she is almost single-handedly renovating her home in France.

1hr 1min

21 Apr 2021

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Clare Hirst - Belle Stars, David Bowie, Hazel O'Connor, Communards etc

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Clare Hirst in conversation with David Eastaugh UK saxophonist with a distinguished career in pop and jazz music.  Clare has performed with iconic British groups including Bronski Beat, Communards and David Bowie among others. However, Clare made her name with all female band the Belle Stars in the early 1980s; playing saxophone and keyboards on hits like “The Clapping Song”, “Sign of The Times” (not the Prince tune) and “Iko Iko”


20 Apr 2021

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Chatting with Hazel O'Connor

Woolleys Beat

One of life's true survivors, Hazel O'Connor has come a long way since feeling like a square peg in a round hole... In this podcast recorded from her French retreat, Hazel looks back on her troubled years growing up which resulted in her rebelling against the system. Escaping to Amsterdam, Paris, Japan and Beirut before returning to England, she recalls that memorable Buzzcocks gig that set her on her musical path. She intimately chats about her big break starring alongside Jim Broadbent, Phil Daniels and Jonathan Pryce in Breaking Glass through to her admiration for David Bowie. She also reveals some great anecdotes, her dream of singing with Ed Sheeran and appearing on Strictly if she was ever asked. Whether it's performing with her band members Sarah Fisher and Claire Hirst in her Breaking Glass - 40 years on - Hallelujah! tour or being reunited with Toyah for their long-awaited Electric Ladies of the 80's tour, she is back doing what she loves best.  (Series 2: Episode 21) For more information on tour dates, go to her website HERE Want to listen to more 80's podcasts? TONY HADLEY CHERYL BAKER LIMAHL SHAKIN' STEVENS EDDY GRANT OWEN PAUL PAUL YOUNG


19 Apr 2021

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Jo Whitehall talks to Hazel O'Connor

Jo Whitehall Talks

A while ago I talked to British singer-songwriter and actress, Hazel O'Connor on the eve of her gig with Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers. We discussed her rise to fame, Toyah and Ian Dury and her 80s hits "Eighth Day", "D-Days" and "Will You?", as well as the 1980 film Breaking Glass.


25 Feb 2021

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Hazel O'Connor

Wilko Johnson Talks To

Singer and actress Hazel O' Connor, star of iconic movie Breaking Glass, talks to Wilko about being ripped off by the music business, coping with cancer, and life in lockdown in a remote part of France.


6 Jan 2021

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Nov 6-12 Hour 1: Music from The Rave-Ups, Hazel O'Connor, The Flesh Eaters and more

Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 1

This week on Revenge of the 80s, we play music from The Rave-Ups, Hazel O'Connor, The Flesh Eaters and moreIn Hour 2 we feature a conversation with Plastic Bertrand


7 Nov 2020

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Aug 21-27 Hour 2: Our UNCUT interview with Hazel O'Connor

Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 2

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the movie Breaking Glass. Hazel O’Connor, who starred in and wrote the soundtrack for the acclaimed movie, is with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio this week. This is the UNCUT podcast version of our conversation - without the time constraints of the regular radio show.Hazel discusses world travels before singing with her brother’s The Flys, her pre-Breaking Glass jobs, how she got the part of “Kate,” how Breaking Glass’ production was almost halted, her music, evolution as an artist, dealing with the lockdowns, her livestreams and new music. Hazel also reveals she turned doewn a very famous and accomplished artist who offered to help her write the Breaking Glass soundtrack.


22 Aug 2020

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Hazel O'Connor special

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Hazel O'Connor in conversation with David Eastaugh Her film debut was in Girls Come First in 1975. She became prominent as an actress and singer five years later in 1980 when playing the role of Kate in the film Breaking Glass, and performing its accompanying soundtrack. Her performance as Kate won her the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for 'Best Film Actor'. She was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. The film's soundtrack album featured songs written and performed by O'Connor and reached number 5 in the UK Albums Chart. It had a 38-week chart run and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. Several tracks from the album were released as singles, the most successful being "Eighth Day" and "Will You" (with a notable saxophone solo by Wesley Magoogan) which both reached the UK Top 10. When O'Connor toured the UK to promote the album, the opening act were a then-unknown group called Duran Duran. It was the band's first opportunity to play to large audiences throughout the UK and gave them the exposure they needed to secure a recording contract.

1hr 4mins

30 Apr 2020

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Feb 14-20 show: With music from The Nomads, Hazel O'Connor, Andy Prieboy and more

Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 1

In hour 1, We play tracks from classic alternative artists including The Nomads, The Pogues, Big Country, Hazel O'Connor, Andy Prieboy and more. Hour 2 features a conversation with Man Parrish and Steven Jones on their new album, The Art of Pop


15 Feb 2020