From the very opening bars of the oozing soul of ‘Body Talk’ through the sparkling and uplifting ‘Flashback’ and ‘Just An Illusion’, Imagination presented perfect pop songs for a more daring and experimental age.
As lead singer and co-songwriter Leee John dressed in gold lamé crawled his way on all fours, through the audience, and onto the Top Of The Pops stage, he secured Imagination’s position as essential 80’s crossover soul-dance hit-makers and influencers for future generations of pop stars.
Now fans of his essential 80s soundtrack can see him perform live at King George’s Hall, Blackburn on Friday 18 March 2022. Tickets have just gone on sale.
With a remarkable career spanning over 3 decades and with record sales in excess of over 30 million albums LEEE JOHN and his group IMAGINATION released and successfully had so many amazing classic hits singles and platinum, gold and silver albums such as, Body Talk, Just An illusion,
Flashback, Music and Lights and Changes and many more presenting the perfect Brit Soul/Jazz/Funk songs.
Even today the story of IMAGINATION’s music continues in the form of a long list of samples, remixes and adaptations by major contemporary stars. Such as THE PHARCYDE , DIMITRI from Paris, Destiny’s Child (complete with Beyoncé) sampled Just An illusion on their 1998 self-titled debut album produced by WYCLEF JEAN ., Leee himself featured on DJ Dero’s 2005 rendition of the song which was widely played in clubs. Mariah Carey recorded “Illusion” on her top ten single “Get Your Number”. Flashback was sampled by Boards of Canada, Music & Lights by Tiger & Woods. All Night Loving by 88 Keys featuring Kanye West!
King George’s Hall Blackburn
Friday 18 March 2022
Tickets are on sale now at £26.50
Available from bwdvenues.com