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Gary Benson spent eight weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1975 with his own composition, "Don't
Throw It All Away". The single, released on the State Records label (State Records STAT10), reached
No. 20 on the chart, leading to an appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops. The song had
originally been recorded by the Shadows, and they had performed it in the 1975 A Song for Europe
contest, where it finished fourth of six entries. The song was covered in the United States by the
Delfonics in 1978. There are also a number of reggae versions that include a dancehall style cut by
Barrington Levy. Olivia Newton-John recorded a version of the track, including it on her 1976 album
Come On Over.
Sheri Sher is an American Hip Hop pioneer best known as a founding member of the first all-female
Hip Hop group "Mercedes Ladies," formed in 1979; gaining respect in the industry alongside some of
Hip Hop's most prominent representatives and revered icons.
Dire Straits Five members of our band recorded and toured as members of Dire Straits, and one of
them, keyboardist Alan Clark was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a
significant member of Dire Straits. Our bass player, Trevor Horn also knows a thing or two about
music; he is widely regarded as the world’s greatest record producer. Our guitarist, Phil Palmer who
is regarded by his peers as one of the world’s greatest, played on Dire Straits’ On Every Street record
and world tour and the On the Night live record, and features on hundreds of records of other major
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