Monthly Archives: March 2009

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The Lightyears on Wikipedia

Posted in News by chrislightyear

The Lightyears now have a page on Wikipedia – which is great, ‘cos it means we now officially exist. Click here to visit The Lightyears’ Wikipedia page. Wikipedia is a collaborative, user-generated, multilingual online encyclopedia – or, in other words, a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This means that

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The Hub – London – 29/03/09

Posted in Gigs by chrislightyear

Things We Love/Hate About The 80s

Posted in Blog by chrislightyear

The news today is that Spandau Ballet are re-forming and becoming the next in a long line of former stadium acts to get back on the road for a mammoth nostalgia tour and the opportunity to perform once again in front of their legions of screaming fans. Take That, Spice

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Lightyears invited back to South Korea

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Following the news that we’ve been invited back to South Africa next year to headline at the international rugby Tens Tournament in Cape Town, we’ve also been asked out to South Korea this June to perform at The Queen’s Birthday Ball in Seoul.  The QBB is an annual fund-raising venture

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Fame for fame's sake…?

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The internet is awash with articles about the death of Jade Goody, notorious entrepreneur and former Big Brother phenomenon. Never before has somebody experienced a gradual death quite so publicly – and inspired such a storm of media attention and public debate in the process. Whilst Jade wasn’t exactly my

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Chris Lightyear to star in Body Gossip premiere

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I have been asked to star alongside a cast of celebrities in the world premiere of revolutionary theatre event Body Gossip this Sunday 29 March at The Hub in King’s Cross. The Lightyears will be performing after the show – including a batch of new songs not yet heard live

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My very own Rock Supergroup

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Writing consecutive blogs about Guns N Roses and Michael Jackson has got me thinking about my rock supergroup. To be taken seriously in muso circles, every self-respecting, self-aggrandising rock fan should have their own supergroup, just as they really ought to be able to reel off their Top Five “Track One

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Have we been played?

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  Last week Michael Jackson came out of hiding to announce that he was playing ten shows at the 02 Arena. These were to be his last ever performances in London. This is it, everybody said. This is it, at least, aside from the other forty gigs that were later

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The King & I…

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Here’s the news – Michael Jackson is coming to London. No, not to dangle infants out of hotel windows, shop for priceless Ming vases or anything batty like that. He’s coming here to perform. That’s right – ten shows at the O2 Arena in July of this year.  I am

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We are staying in JACK BAUER'S hotel…

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

TUESDAY 3 MARCH, 3pm (Brass Bell Restaurant, False Bay, South Africa): I am dressed in shades, boardies and flip-flops. I am starting to look quite tanned, having spent a decent amount of time on the beach over the past few days. I am exhuding an easy, care-free demeanour on account

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