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Old 12-17-2001, 12:40 PM   #1
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In a Big Country...

Ok this is very eerie. I posted a thread a week ago about mullets and one of the pics I posted was from Big Country - a blast from the past.

And now this...

Former Big Country Frontman Dies at 43
LONDON (Reuters) - The former lead singer of 1980s headlining Scottish rock group Big Country has been found dead in a hotel room, his manager said Monday.

Stuart Adamson, 43, who had global hits in the 1980s, was found dead in Hawaii Sunday, his manager Ian Grant said.

``I have just lost one of the finest people I have ever worked with or been lucky enough to know,'' Grant said in a statement released on his official Web site.

He was not immediately available to comment on the cause of death.

``Stuart Adamson was found dead in a hotel room in Hawaii yesterday,'' Grant said. ``I have no more news other than that at present.''

British media reported that Adamson had been fighting alcoholism.

Big Country's guitar-driven formula helped them to a string of British hits in the 1980s, including ``In a Big Country'' and ''Fields of Fire.''

The band sold more than 10 million records, had seven hit albums and 17 top 30 singles in the United Kingdom, the group's publicist said.

Adamson left the public eye and moved to the United States in the late 1990s after the hits dried up.

He sparked widespread press speculation over his health in November 1999 when he failed to turn up for a UK concert supporting Canadian singer Bryan Adams.

Born in Manchester in northwest England and brought up in Scotland, Adamson's early career began in Fife, Scotland, in the 1970s when he formed punk band The Skids.

He went on to form Big Country in the early 1980s.

The band earned two Grammy Award nominations for the 1983 album ``The Crossing'' and went on to tour with the Rolling Stones.

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And now this...

Former Big Country Frontman Dies at 43
LONDON (Reuters) - The former lead singer of 1980s headlining Scottish rock group Big Country has been found dead in a hotel room, his manager said Monday.

Stuart Adamson, 43, who had global hits in the 1980s, was found dead in Hawaii Sunday, his manager Ian Grant said.
that is sad news,



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I had that album when it was new, and I still like it. I feel terrible about this, it's tragic. Another rock star with a sad ending, makes us realize how fortunate U2 is to have avoided so much of what does others in. Thanks for the report Icelady. You should post this on EYKIW, when he first came up missing someone posted a thread about it and they were wondering about him. I'm sure the guys over there who don't read PLEBA would want to know.
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that is awful. it is really sad to read about his death and his fight with alcoholism.
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Old 12-17-2001, 04:11 PM   #5
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IN A BIG COUNTRY

I've never seen you look like this without a reason
Another promise fallen through
Another season passes by you
I never took the smile away from anybody's face
And that's a desperate way to look
For someone who is still a child
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can't stay here with every single hope you had shattered
I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
But I can live and breathe
And see the sun in wintertime
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive
So take that look out of here it doesn't fit you
Because it's happened doesn't mean you've been discarded
Pull up your head off the floorócome up screaming
Cry out for everything you ever might have wanted
I thought that pain and truth were things that really mattered
But you can't stay here with every single hope you had shattered
I'm not expecting to grow flowers in a desert
But I can live and breathe
And see the sun in wintertime
In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive


That's one of my favorite songs.
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Great lyrics, great song. What a sad loss
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!!!!!!! eeek you must have psychic powers like ME!!!!!

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