What happened to the lead singer of Bronski Beat?

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What happened to the lead singer of Bronski Beat?

On 12 January 2017, it was revealed that Larry Steinbachek had died the previous month after a short battle with cancer, with his family and friends at his bedside. He was 56. Steve Bronski died on 7 December 2021, at the age of 61, in a Central London flat fire.

What was Bronski Beat biggest hit?

Bronski Beat had a string of memorable chart hits during the 80s. The band’s biggest and most well-known hit was, of course, “Smalltown Boy”.

What year was Smalltown Boy?

1984Smalltown Boy / Released
“Smalltown Boy” is the debut single by British synth-pop band Bronski Beat, released in May 1984. It is from their debut album, The Age of Consent, released in December 1984.

Has Bronski Beat died?

Steve Bronski, part of the 1980s British synth-pop trio Bronski Beat, whose members were openly gay at a time when that was uncommon and whose early songs unabashedly addressed homophobia and other gay issues, died after a fire on Dec. 7 at his apartment building in the Soho section of London. He was 61.

When did Bronski Beat become Communards?

However, Somerville’s success was shortlived: in 1985, the Glaswegian left Bronski Beat to form the Communards, but the band split just three years later. And though he then pursued a solo career, he slowly withdrew from public life.

Has one of The Communards died?

Somerville, who left the group to form The Communards, paid tribute to his ex-bandmate today. He said: “Sad to hear Steve Bronski has died. He was a talented and a very melodic man. “Working with him on songs and the one song that changed our lives and touched so many other lives, was a fun and exciting time.

Are the Communards still alive?

James William Somerville (born 22 June 1961) is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. He sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a solo career….

Jimmy Somerville
Genres Pop synthpop new wave Hi-NRG
Occupation(s) Singer songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present

How old is Jimmy Somerville of the Communards?

61 years (June 22, 1961)Jimmy Somerville / Age

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