China Crisis guitarist Eddie Lundon is 60 this week.
He was one of the founding members of the group alongside vocalist Gary Daly in Liverpool in 1979. Their first hit, in the summer of 1982, was African and White which just missed the top 40 but the follow-up, Christian, in January 1983 went to number 12.
Their only UK top 10 came exactly a year later when Wishful Thinking peaked at number nine. Radio stations seem to prefer their 1985 hit Black Man Ray which weems to get more airplay than most of their hits. Let’s remember that song.