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Hey folks, I thought you might be interested in this feature on yours truly in the latest addition of Classic Pop (Issue 47). It's a very honest appraisal of the past, and an optimistic view of the future....

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Biography

Johnny Hates Jazz consists of singer-songwriter Clark Datchler (vocals, keyboards) and producer-engineer Mike Nocito (bass guitar). The band is best known for a cycle of hits in the late 1980’s, the most successful being “Shattered Dreams”.

Their musical roots go back to childhood. Clark’s father Fred was a member of two chart topping bands from the 1950’s, the Stargazers and the Polkadots. The Stargazers had the distinction of being the first British band ever to reach number 1 on the UK singles chart. As a member of the Polkadots, Fred sang backing vocals for the likes of the Beatles (“I Am The Walrus”), Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Petula Clarke. Mike hails from an American family based in Europe with the US armed forces. His mother was a singer in close-harmony group The Cactus Kids, performing for troops in Northern Europe.

This heritage paved the way for their future careers. Having been a singer, guitarist and keyboard player in numerous bands as a teenager, Clark released his first single on London indie soul label Bluebird Records at the age of 17, backed by members of reggae band Aswad. He went on to work with Rusty Egan of Visage, fusing electronic music with soul, and often performed  on the London club scene. He was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Music as a songwriter.

Mike also had a long history as a guitarist in school bands, having grown up alongside longtime friend and fellow-producer Phil Thornalley, as well as members of Katrina And The Waves. He became a highly-regarded recording engineer and worked with artists such as Pink Floyd, The Police, The Cure, Duran Duran and the Thompson Twins.

 

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Music Videos

Magnetized

Turn Back The Clock

Shattered Dreams

Don't Say It's Love

Heart Of Gold

I Don't Want To Be A Hero

Discography

Albums

Turn Back The Clock

Virgin1988

Tall Stories

Virgin1991

Magnetized

InterAction Music2013

Turn Back The Clock 30th Anniversary Edition

Dato Music2018

 

 

Compilations

The Very Best Of Johnny Hates Jazz

Virgin1993

Johnny Hates Jazz ‎(CD | Comp)

Disky2000

Singles

Me And My Foolish Heart

RAK1986

Turn Back The Clock

Virgin1987

I Dont Want To Be A Hero

Virgin1987

Shattered Dreams

Virgin

1987

Boy George - Johnny Hates Jazz - Keep Me In Mind
- Shattered Dreams 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1987

Pet Shop Boys - Johnny Hates Jazz - Its A Sin
- Shattered Dreams 7inch Promo WLbl

DJ Club Mix1987

Johnny Hates Jazz Feat. Bonnie Tyler
- I Dont Want To Be A Hero 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1987

Heart Of Gold Remix

Virgin1988

Dont Say Its Love

Virgin1988

Boy George - Johnny Hates Jazz - Live My Life
- Turn Back The Clock 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1988

Jermaine Stewart - Johnny Hates Jazz
- Say It Again - Heart Of Gold 7inch Jukebox

Virgin1988

Turn The Tide

Virgin1989

The Last To Know

Virgin1991

Let Me Change Your Mind Tonight

Virgin1991

Magnetized - CD - Single - Promo

InterAction Music2013

Lighthouse 3xFile - MP3 - Single - Germany only

InterAction Music2014

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