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Jimmy the Hoover

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The name 'Jimmy The Hoover' was the brainwave of Malcolm McLaren. 'Jimmy The Hoover' became a one hit wonder after being dropped by their label when their follow up single failed to achieve the same success as "Tantalise", which reached the Top 20.


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Jimmy the Hoover Last post by www.doyouremember.co.uk
14 April 2011

Do You Remember Jimmy the Hoover?

Do You Remember Jimmy the Hoover?

  • Anonymous user
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    I remember that he looked like a real idiot when he appeared on Top Of The Pops, with a Jimmy Saville hairstyle!
  • Anonymous user
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    Here in Australia it was unknown but I heard it once in a club and tracked a copy down in a rarities shop after weeks of looking - it was the only copy they had. It was stolen during a party. I woke with it in my head this morning. So MacLaren was involved? Love it - 20 years later.
  • Anonymous user
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    Tantalise (Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh) June 1983 hit that peaked at no.18 in the charts. 'I hear couples in bedrooms move to this tune...I'm only to hear you and my heart beats like a drum'