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World Goes Round - Another Great Band With A Romance At Its Heart

Frank Musker is a British songwriter and composer. Most prolific in the 1980s and 1990s, he worked with artists such as Sheena EastonThe BabysRobert MilesJennifer RushBucks FizzAir SupplyLucio BattistiZucchero and Lisa Stansfield. Elizabeth Lamers is an LA Jazz vocalist, and also an actress known for Club Life (1986), Histeria! (1998) and Animaniacs (1993). Both became members of the band World Goes Round back in the 80s, when they were living in LA alongside fellow bandmates Marty Walsh and Jeff Hull.

Like Fleetwood Mac and The Eurythmics, there was a romance at the heart of World Goes Round. Frank and Elizabeth’s relationship started as a love affair before mellowing into a creative force, which yielded the unforgettable hit song they wrote together with Brian May of Queen, “Too Much Love Will Kill You”. The composition was a global hit, winning a coveted Ivor Novello Award in the UK for ‘best song musically and lyrically’.

Prior to that, at Frankie’s home studio in legendary Laurel Canyon (with a 150ft California redwood growing out of the middle of it), World Goes Round wrote and recorded their tracks, including the prescient ecological anthem “Big House” (now brought to life with an exciting contemporary 21st century video). In this idyllic, pressure free setting they came up with some astoundingly great music which matched their creative and musical aspirations – to make a record that was musically up there with their heroes but quirky, forthright, opinionated and relevant. Hip but accessible at the same time. Many of the lyrical themes are more topical now than in 1989. Yet the music captures the spirit of that momentous time. And at it’s core - the very special bond between Lamers and Musker.

Watch the video for “Too Much Love Will Kill You”, the hit they penned together, here:

Watch the video for World Goes Round’s single “Round The World”:

The new single from World Goes Round ‘Put It On The Line’ is out this Friday 9th! The album from World Goes Round is out this 30th October 2020 via Viper Records. All of the singles and album are available to stream and download on all major platforms.

For all things WGR, check out the website:

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