Nights At The Roundtable - The Tourists - 1979

(The Tourists - around for a short time, but on to bigger things) Before Eurythmics entered our lexicon of Band names, we had The Tourists, a punk/

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(The Tourists - around for a short time, but on to bigger things)

Before Eurythmics entered our lexicon of Band names, we had The Tourists, a punk/new wave band founded by Peet Coombes in 1977 and featuring Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, Jim Toomey and Eddie Chin. Great band with good production by way of German Prog-rock producer Conny Plank. As with many bands of the day, The Tourists had trouble breaking into the charts and airplay was sporadic, especially in the States.

After releasing three albums, Coombes called it quits and Lennox and Stewart resurfaced as Eurythmics. And the rest, as they say, is history.

But long before things and fortunes changed, The Tourists issued their first single "Blind Among The Flowers" in 1979.

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