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Toyah - I Want To Be Free


On this date in 1981, Toyah released their fifth single, "I Want To Be Free". It was backed by "Walkie Talkie" and "Alien". The A side appeared on their fourth album, Anthem. The B sides were non-LP tracks that were added as bonus tracks on a later CD release of the album. The single climbed to the #8 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Birmingham, England post punk/new wave band was fronted by Toyah Willcox. She stepped away from music in 1997 to concentrate more fully on her acting career but has resurfaced with her band in recent years.

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Video: Toyah - I Want To Be Free - on The Kenny Everett Show - 1981 - youtube

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