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Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms [music video] 1986

The Cutting Crew is a pop-rock band formed in England in 1985, best known for their #1 hit, “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“.

Vocalist Nick Van Eede founded the group along with Canadian guitarist Kevin MacMichael in 1985, and the two made demos that led to a recording contract, before bassist Colin Farley and drummer Martin Beadle joined in 1986.

Their first album, Broadcast, was released on Virgin Records in 1986. Although Virgin Records was already a major label in the UK, their debut song, “(I Just) Died in Your Arms“, provided the first U.S. hit for Virgin as a full-fledged label.

Cheap Trick’s stage collapses at Ottawa Bluesfest

Classic 80’s rock band Cheap Trick got a scare Sunday night at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest.

The stage gave way while the band was playing, after severe weather moved into the area, however no one was seriously hurt.

“The stage blew down and collapsed,” a statement on the band’s website said. “Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine.” Manager Dave Frey confirmed to CNN that the band was unharmed.

“One of our drivers will spend the night in the hospital and though we’re not sure how, Cheap Trick are grateful and happy to say that everyone, including all the concert goers, are okay,” Frey said.

A picture on the band’s website showed a tangle of metal girders under a darkly overcast sky.

The website for the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest said there were “no serious injuries.” It also said that severe weather had forced the closure of all venue stages for the night.

Cheap Trick is best known for its hits “Surrender” “Dream Police” and “I Want You To Want Me.”

Photos compliments of CheapTrick.com.