Totally '80s Featuring Missing Persons, The Romantics, Naked Eyes & Tommy Tutone
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The last date listed for Totally '80s Concert was Friday July 20, 2007 / 9:00pm.
If you’re a fan of ’80s music, catch this new wave concert at the Grove of Anaheim! Missing Persons, The Romantics, Naked Eyes, and Tommy Tutone take you back to the decade of big hair, crazy outfits and the dawn of MTV.
Formed in 1980, Missing Persons found massive success in the new MTV video world, with their space-age image and synth-driven songs “Words” and “Destination Unknown” getting high rotation in their native Los Angeles and across the country. In 1982 they released their first full-length album, “Spring Session M” (and anagram for their name), which launched their underground smash “Walking in L.A.” Singer Dale Bozzio leads the new version of Missing Persons, which was featured in VH-1’s “Where Are They Now?” series.
What set The Romantics apart from their similarly styled power-pop peers like Cheap Trick and The Knack was their inheritance of the high-energy attack of their Detroit forefathers, as well as their affinity for bouffant hairstyles and matching retro outfits. Building a following on their rambunctious live shows, The Romantics had radio and MTV hits with “What I Like About You,” “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One Million.”
A key presence in the synth-pop movement of the early ’80s, the new romantic duo Naked Eyes formed in Britain in 1981. Their first LP, “Burning Bridges,” featured the lead single “Always Something There to Remind Me,” a majestic cover of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David perennial. It emerged as a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching the U.S. Top 10 on the strength of its video on MTV. The American follow-up, “Promises, Promises,” was also a major hit.
Tommy Tutone was an early ‘80s power-pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath. The group’s 1981 single “867-5309/Jenny” sent the group to the top of the charts. Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold.