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Band & Crew Benefit Single

by Tom Robinson Band

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TOM: All you kids staring at your screens You should have been there back in 2019 The ERG were laying plots and schemes... Theresa May had to resign World leaders failed to act their age When Greta Thunberg took the stage And Donald Trump choked up with rage As temperatures steadily climbed As Boris romped to victory The lockdowns started overseas But that was nothing - just ask Lee About the winter of '79 LEE: I'd been working on and off A pint of beer was still ten bob My brand new Bonneville got ripped off I more or less gave up trying They stopped the Social in the spring And quite a few communists got run in And National Service come back in In the winter of '79 When Marco's caff went up in flames The Vambo boys took the blame The SAS come and took our names In the winter of '79 (GUITAR SOLO) TOM: When Dominic C was forced to flee And Boris lapsed into insanity... Mark and Lee and the TRB got together in 2021 For a tour or three including Glastonbury in the summer of '21 We'll be glad to be back with Markie D In the Summer of '21.


A benefit single to support members of our band and crew during the Covid-19 crisis. Releases 2pm UK time on Monday 3rd August 2020. (14.00 BST)


released August 3, 2020

This one-track single release features:

Tom Robinson (vocals, bass)
Jim Simmons (organ)
Andy Treacey (drums)
Adam Phillips (guitar)
Lee Forsyth Griffiths (vocals, verse 2)

Mixed by Andy Treacey
Additional lyrics by Jim Simmons & Tom Robinson
Original idea for this version by Lee Forsyth Griffiths
Photography by Mark Dyde


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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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