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The Beat - Best Friend


On this date in 1980, The English Beat released their fourth single, "Best Friend". It was backed by "Stand Down Margaret (dub)". The A side appeared on their debut album, I Just Can't Stop It. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #22 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Birmingham, England ska band broke up in 1983 after three albums. Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger formed General Public. Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals. The Beat was known as The English Beat in the U.S.

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