P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2022:21                                                     THIS IS WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE...
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2019:14 4 O'CLOCK ROCK HAS THE LATEST GOSSIP !       HEY   MAN,   IT'S   T @E!              Compiled by Barbara Jefferson
P444 ORACLE 442 Sun 5 May C4 2020:04   3/3   r   /,$/  -% Elektra was the first work on which Strauss collaborated with the librettist Hugo Von Hoffmannsthal. Like the earlier Salome, Elektra is a tragedy in one act that lends itself well to film, but surpasses Salome in the intensity and fierce&—ss of the scor—, worked for a  Hoffmannsthal has turned Sophocles' version of the Greek tragedy into an hft—Fse psychological drama. Elektra —s on Channel 4 at 3.15 this afternoon.  More in a moment 
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2021:59  10/20   << O N T O U R >> THE STYLE COUNCIL The Style Council have announced a change to their UK tour in June: May 11 Sheffield City Hall (replaces the gig at Shepton Mallet) June 5 Brixton Academy Tic3fts for the London concert are now available at £6.50 each and can also be obtained from the Torch Society Fan Club. When applying plea3j give club membership number.   More in a  moment > >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2022:04  11/21    S W E A T S H I R T O F F E R If you're cool enough to read 4 O'Clock Rock t(—f you're definitely cool enough to wear o&— of our dazzling designer limited edition sweatshirts! To save you the problem of choosing a colour, we've chosen for you M —t's red with the famous 4OCR logo in blue and white (pretty stunning we think). +b only have 500 to sell - and once you order one, we'll rush it to you by first class post. No sweat!    $+/!+.%/*% , MORE FOLLOWS >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2022:55  13/21   S W E A T S H I R T O F F E R If you would like one of our special 4OCR sweatshirts, we urge you to order one fast: They are £7.99 each (inclusive of postage & packaging). Please send a postal order/cheque made out to Intelfax Ltd to: 4 O'Clock Rock Sweatshirt 4-Tel Teletext 60 Charlotte Street London W1P 2AX Sizes: S M L XL     MORE FOLLOWS >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2023:20  P06/21    + + BILLY OCEAN INTERVIEW: PART 2 + + So, during the lean years, did Billy av—r feel like calling it a day and going back to menswear? "I was determined to stick it out - I was enjoying what I was doing." "I was writing and recording, but things weren't working. Everyone was pullaFg in different directions. "I toured Europe, using half-playback backing tapes, and Nights reached the R 'n B Top Five in America."   more in   a mo'
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2020:10  16/21    /!+N"/*%$$$ "But after Epic dropped me, I did wonder 'what now?'" How —h— the Billy Ocean renaissance e6—Ftually come about then? "Clive Calder of Jive Records offered a deal. He was an ex lusician and talked just our own money up front." Jive fixed up the writing duo with Keith Diamond that proved the catalyst for Billy's renewed success. The aptly- F—l—d 'Suddenly' was the track that prompted them to go into the studio.   more in  /!+.%/*% , a mo'
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2024:01  17/21      "Around that time I'd also written B—ribbean00zeen, Luc!x Man and If I Should Lo3— You," Billy goes on "We were given a New York studio and just wrote and recorded." One track, Lover Boy, is produced by Heavy Metal man "Mutt" Lange - an unlikely alliance! But it was Caribbean Queen that made music headlines. What was the s0—cial ingredient? "It was America," says BillyN   more in   a mo'
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2024:44  18/21    "The record came out as European ueen here, and nothing happenedn!Bn America it was released as Caribbean Queen, got to No.1, ca$— back (—re and was treated li£— a totally new record." Billy is sure that if he'd waited for success here, it would &—ver have come. "Sometimes the Americans tend to go over the top wanting to be a part of everything. "It's totally different here. A trend has to be set, then 0—ople pick it up. But no one will stick their &—ck out."   more in   a mo'
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2018:33  21/21    Both Billy and his manager are pleased to see good black acts being given a chance on TV in Soul Train. "After all, soul is the biggest music in the world" +jll, Billy Ocean could well be the Lucky Man he sings about on his album, Suddenly. But he's one of mrsic's nice- guys, and deserves every bit of the success he's worked so hard for. This may not be the first we've heard of him, but it certainly won't be the last. Billy Ocean is well and truly back on the beat!  Interview by  Jackie   Sheath
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2010:00  20/21     "Lover Boy won the Rolling Stone Best Video Award. The English media disli£dd it because Billy is English They prefer failure." Billy's manager, Laurie Jay, is vociferous on the subject of the destructive British media. "In the USA they love you or hate you, and they happen to li3j Billy. "But here you .—ver know T(—y build xou up just to shoot you down when you are no longer fashionable. The media can make and break artists."   more in  +/!+.%/*% , a mo'
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2018:54   2/21      "/!+ $/*%$$$ WHAT'S IN ST D ON THE FOLLO HNG PAGES 1. GOSSIP...GOSSIP...GOSSIP...GOSSIP... Miss this and you miss the latest on who's done what... 2. TOURS: Get the dates and get your tix 3. HOW TO GET YOUR OWN 4OCR S DATSHIRT! 4. BILLY OCEAN: Part 2 of Jackie Sheath's exclusive interview with the smooth-tal£hng soul star   4OCR will be   updated again  Sunday morning
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2019:20  4/21   /!+N"/*%$$$ G O S S I P...G O S S I P...G O S S I P Donna S5Hldr (remember her?) who will appear on Soul Train, has got a new saFgle, 'E9—s', labted from her current album 'Cats Without Claws' Ms Summer shot to fa-— —n the mid-1970s with the BBC-banned 'Love To Love You', which was followed by the hits 'I Feel Love', 'Love's Unkind' —nd 'MacArthur Park' to na-— but a few Donna's &—w single was remixed by John 'H—llybean' Benitez, for$—r New York DJ and boyfriend of Madonna   More gossip  follows > >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2019:41  5/21    $$$$ G O S S @ P...G O S S I P...G O S S I P The Explorers is the new band formed from the remnants of Roxy Music and the band's stars Phil Manza.—ra and Andy Mackay release an album on May 7N The album, 'First Explorations' was also produced by Andy and Phil and newcomer vocalist, B—mes Wraith Tracks include the current single, 'Two Worlds Apart' and the debut 45, 'Lorelei'. Watch out for the Explorers on tour very soon!   More gossip  follows > >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2020:00  6/21    G O S S I P...G O S S I P...G O S S I P While the rest of Roxy are embar£hng on an exciting new ventqre, ole smoothie Bryan Ferry has released his first new single in three 9—ars, Slave To Love. The single is foretaste of Bryan's imminent album release Boys And Girls, which is out in June. Slave To Love (b/w Valentine) also comes in a 12" extended version with an isntrqmental version on the flip side.   More gossip  !+.%/" , follows > >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2020:01  7/21  N $$$$ G O S S I P...G O S S I P...G O S S I P Soul-jazzers Wor£hng 'fek release a new saFgle on May 7 'Sweet Nothings' and is taken from the hit album 'Working Nights'. The song was originally written for the BBC2 Arena special 'Lygmalion' which starred Tim Curry. The band —pe appearing on Soul Train and — British tour, which started on May 3 in Essex, and concludes in London on May 24 at the Dominion Theatre.   More gossip  !+.%/*% , follows > >
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2021:04     ) +' 8 ) "o?! 8  "//! 8        P                                £ (,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(,(, £   ONTOURP THE STYLE COUNCIL & THE EXPLORERS
P444 ORACLE 444 Sun 5 May C4 2021:00  9/21   $$$ << O N T O U R >> THE EXPLORERS May 13 Southampton Riverside May 24 Newcastle Polytechnic May 28 Middlesborough Polytechnic June 1 Portsmouth Polytechnic The following dates have "—en added: June 1 Torquay (6dF5— to be announced) June 2 Southampton Riverside June 3 Bristol (ve&pe to be announced)   More tour  dates > >