Eurythmics

1980-1990, 1999-2005
Annie LennoxVocals
Dave StewartVarious instruments

Eurythmics Artistfacts

  • Stewart and Lennox were a couple while they were bandmates in a group called The Tourists from 1977-1980. Soon after forming Eurythmics in 1980, they split up, but continued making music together. Many of their early songs express the complex feelings that come with being in such proximity to your ex-lover.
  • "Eurythmics" is a real word - it is the art of interpreting music through bodily movements. It was developed in the early 1900s by the Swiss musician Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, who used it to teach music. His teachings were applied by the French mime Étienne Decroux.
  • They rose up at the same time MTV was becoming a powerhouse, which worked well for the duo because they made high-concept videos and had a striking visual presentation. Lennox made sure that her sexuality was never the focus, presenting a more complex image with a series of different looks. In their videos for "Love Is A Stranger" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)," she has an androgynous look that stood out on the network.
  • Lennox and Stewart first met in 1977 when Stewart came into the London restaurant Pippins, where she was working as a waitress. Stewart was born and raised in Sunderland and was in a group called Longdancer, which was signed to Elton John's Rocket Records; Lennox is from Aberdeen, Scotland and came to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music.

Comments: 2

  • Dish from ChicagoAnnie is the best singer I've ever had the luck to hear live. I'd love for her to tour again with or without Dave.
  • Sandi67 from Comber County Down I love Anne on her own or with dave
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