MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2012
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MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2012

  I WON’T LET YOU DOWN – PHD I WON’T LET YOU DOWN IS A 1982 SINGLE BY BRITISH BAND PH.D. IT ENTERED THE UK CHARTS IN APRIL 1982 AT #34 AND PEAKED AT #3 IN MAY OF THAT YEAR. THE BAND CONSISTED OF JIM DIAMOND WHO WAS THE LEAD VOCALIST, TONY HYMAS ON KEYBOARDS […]

 

I WON’T LET YOU DOWN – PHD

I WON’T LET YOU DOWN IS A 1982 SINGLE BY BRITISH BAND PH.D. IT ENTERED THE UK CHARTS IN APRIL 1982 AT #34 AND PEAKED AT #3 IN MAY OF THAT YEAR. THE BAND CONSISTED OF JIM DIAMOND WHO WAS THE LEAD VOCALIST, TONY HYMAS ON KEYBOARDS AND SIMON PHILLIPS ON DRUMS. IT WENT ON TO BECOME THE 23RD BEST-SELLING SINGLE OF 1982 IN THE UK.

PH.D. IS A BRITISH GROUP BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR UK TOP 10 HIT “I WON’T LET YOU DOWN” IN APRIL 1982,ALTHOUGH THE SONG HAD BEEN A HIT THE PREVIOUS YEAR THROUGHOUT EUROPE. THE BAND TOOK ITS NAME FROM THE INITIAL LETTERS OF ITS THREE MEMBERS’ SURNAMES; PHILLIPS, HYMAS AND DIAMOND. THE NAME WAS WRITTEN SO AS TO BE A VISUAL PUN ON THE LETTERS DENOTING DEGREE OF THE SAME NAME.

SINGER JIM DIAMOND FORMED THE GROUP WITH FORMER JEFF BECK GROUP MEMBERS TONY HYMAS AND SIMON PHILLIPS IN THE EARLY 1980S. THEIR SELF-TITLED DÉBUT ALBUM, ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1981, SPAWNED A HIT WITH THEIR BALLAD “I WON’T LET YOU DOWN” WHICH PEAKED AT NUMBER THREE IN THE UK SINGLES CHART IN 1982,[1] AND NUMBER FIVE IN AUSTRALIA. FOLLOWING THE SINGLE’S SUCCESS THE ALBUM WAS RE-ISSUED AND FINALLY ENTERED THE UK ALBUMS CHART.

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