Limahl rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lead singer of the musical duo Kajagoogoo before going solo.
He now lives in Hertfordshire with Steve, his 26-year partner.
I was guilty of not reading the fine print on contracts as a young, naive twentysomething and spending money rather than saving for a rainy day.
However, as I’ve gotten older, being prepared has become more critical. Nothing illustrates this point more effectively than my living nightmare in 2004 when 5,000 miles from home.
It was an agitated situation. The procedure, on the other hand, was a total success. She underwent surgery to replace her valve and spent time in the hospital recovering. Our trip was supposed to be two weeks long, but it developed into a month-long disaster.
Kajagoogoo had it all: a funny name, spiked hair, androgynous look, and songs that made girls swoon. With “Too Shy,” a synth-based dance piece that received extensive exposure on radio stations and MTV, the group reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart – #1 in the UK – led by lead singer Christopher Hamill, who went by the stage name Limahl (an anagram of his last name). They had two further UK Top 10 songs, but “Too Shy” was the band’s only hit in the United States.
Another failed album in 1985 resulted in the band’s disbandment, and you’d think that was the end of the story. However, this is not the case. Enter Vh1’s “Bands Reunited,” a show aimed to reunite bands for a single unplanned performance.
They were, for all intents and purposes, a one-hit-wonder. Infighting began to erupt inside the band, particularly between Limahl and the rest of the group, much like an episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music.” Limahl was sacked after that and went on to have a solo career, highlighted by a minor hit and a title cut from the film “The Neverending Story.”