Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Blind Item #8 - Reader Blind - Kindness

This hospital in a very lower income area of this very large foreign city has received much needed equipment and supplies (including expensive machines) for the treatment of this disease.  This came courtesy of the members of this band native to this city and beloved in their home country who also once had an event named after them.  This band did also have at least one big hit in America but that was a number of decades ago. The band has broken up then gotten back together and are basically considered an institution in their home country.  Two of the members had close family that had this disease and they have done many charity events over the years to help the fight against it.

31 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Stereophonic/Wales?
Maybe Tomorrow the hit..

Do Tell said...

Duran Duran Birmingham?

Do Tell said...

who knows

Tricia13 said...

Maybe Midnight Oil/Australia. Whoever it is kudos.
The guys in Stereophonics are super nice(especially Kelly ), but they were just criticized for doing a gig in Cardiff.

Do Tell said...

Or The Alarm? They're still going, singer had left at one point, and were supposed to do a charity event a few days ago.

Tricia13 said...

Alarm
A great guess. (Great band) I think they had multiple hits in the 80s but are most definitely a a Welsh treasure. I feel it is Wales somehow. Hit really hard

Tricia13 said...

Proclaimers/Scotland-In 500 miles? Too many possibilities

Freckles said...

Midnight Oil

Do Tell said...

Simple Minds/Glasgow

Rob Zero said...

A-Ha, Oslo.

ElCartero said...

For "this disease" i don't think COVID-19 is meant. Note that they've done charity efforts "over the years" to combat it.

MinMin said...

This one is a little out little out of left field.. how about the Boomtown Rats? They have just got back together and released a new album.

gauloise said...

For some reason I keep thinking of salford and Manchester scene

gauloise said...

Stone Roses?

Neil said...

Salford would be New Order. Dexy's Midnight Runners are Birmingham. The Proclaimers were twin brothers from Auchtermuchty. None really a very large city, and Auchtermuchty is just a wide spot in the road. The Cure is from outside London, so....maybe?

AlleyKat said...

Or Ochyershuchty...as we know it.

Meemo said...

Can people stop saying midnight oil. Peter Garrett was previously elected into our federal government and was a total waste of skin.

ilovesunglasses said...

Crowded House

David Andrews said...

Golden Earring/Netherlands

Vivian said...

Such a fabulous album. I listened to it so much that I scratched the CD, and I think now it is hard to find, unless I am wrong.

Neil said...

Madness (Our House) is a possibility. From Camden in north London. Madstock was an event that happened at least once. Can't find any information about diseases, family members dying or charity events however.

Neil said...

Found it. The sister of lead singer Suggs' wife died of Pancreatic cancer. I'm going with Madness.

Unknown said...

The Beatles
Liverpool
Artificial legs
Woodworm
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gauloise said...

@neil Madness is a great guess. Huge in UK but really only the one hit in the USA

Chacha Latte said...

Salford is Manchester and that is a a very large city.

PhillyWilly said...

Wow, great work everyone, CDAN at its best right there.

Sd Auntie said...

Suggs is famous as a host right Neil? Saw them in the 80s and it was fun.

Simon Jenkin said...

manchester and salford are two separate cities in the county of greater manchester (kind of like how new york is a city in new york)

Neil said...

Auntie....I didn't know that.

thecatwhisper said...

sounds like madness to me. One hit wonders I believe in the US but part of the furniture here in the UK.

Zeroh Tollrants said...

I agree with the Madness guess.

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