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Acquiring their name from the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas, the Scottish pop/rock and roll band Texas documented some multi-million-selling albums (Southside, White on Blonde, The Hush), in addition to many strike singles including “State WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE,” “INSIDE OUR Lifetime,” and “Summer months Son.” Bass participant Johnny McElhone (blessed Apr 21, 1963, Glasgow, Scotland) arranged the music group in Glasgow in 1986. McElhone, a veteran from the rings Altered Pictures and Hipsway, earned singer and tempo guitarist Sharleen Spiteri (blessed November 7, 1967, Glasgow, Scotland), business lead guitarist Ally McErlaine (blessed Oct 31, 1968, Glasgow, Scotland), and drummer Stuart Kerr (blessed March 16, 1963, Glasgow, Scotland). Paris, Tx boasted a rating by Ry Cooder, whose glide guitar playing seriously inspired McErlaine, and Spiteri sang without the discernible Scottish accent, offering the music group a distinctly American sound. Tx produced their concert debut in March 1988 at Dundee College or university in Scotland. McElhone’s prior reference to Mercury Information through Hipsway resulted in the label’s putting your signature on the music group, which initially attempted to record with Bernard Edwards of Chic as manufacturer before buying Tim Palmer rather. The first consequence of this association was the one “I Don’t Want a Fan,” the original effort from the composing group of Spiteri and McElhone, which Mercury released in the U.K. in January 1989. On March 4, it peaked at quantity eight. Southside (the name discussing a community of Glasgow), their debut recording, premiered in March and peaked at number 3 by the end from the month. As Tx toured the U.K. and European countries, three even more singles had been released from your recording but didn’t reach the very best 40; even so, Southside eventually marketed a lot more than two million copies world-wide. In the meantime, Mercury released “I Don’t Want a Fan,” and Southside premiered within the U.S. in July. The one broke into Billboard’s Record Rock Paths and Modern Rock and roll Tracks radio graphs before finally getting into the Popular 100, where it peaked at amount 77 on Sept 30; the record peaked at amount 88 seven days later. Tx continuing to tour European countries in 1990 before you begin focus on their second record. Kerr still left and was changed for the drums by Richard Hynd (delivered June 17, 1965, Aberdeen, Scotland), and key pad participant Eddie Campbell (delivered July 6, 1965, Glasgow, Scotland), who was simply using them live, became the official person in the music group. Mothers Heaven premiered in Sept 1991 and became a industrial disappointment, peaking at quantity 32 within the U.K. on Oct 5. Within the U.S., the monitor “IN MY OWN Center” reached the present day Rock Tracks graph as Tx produced their first stop by at the U.S. in November, however the recording failed to graph. “Alone along with you,” the album’s third solitary, returned these to the English Top 40, achieving quantity 32 on Feb 15, 1992, but their 1st substantial hit solitary since “I Don’t Need a Lover” was a one-off cover of Al Green’s “Sick and tired of Becoming Only,” which peaked at quantity 19 on, may 9. Once again, after touring mainly in Europe, Tx retired to create and record another record, this time embracing Paul Fox as manufacturer and documenting at Bearsville Studio room in Woodstock, NY, which provided them their name, Ricks Street, the name of the dirt street resulting in the studio room. “So Known as Friend,” released before the record in August 1993, peaked at amount 30 within the U.K. on Sept 11. (It had been later used because the theme track for the U.S. tv series Ellen, starring Ellen DeGeneres [1994-1998], and in the 1996 feature film Last Dance, starring Sharon Rock.) Another solitary, “YOU BORROWED FROM It All if you ask me,” reached quantity 39 on Oct 30, before Ricks Street finally made an appearance in November, striking quantity 18 on November 13. The recording had not been released initially within the U.S., nonetheless it eventually arrived in 1994 because the music group produced several journeys — in March, May-June, and August-September — to tour in THE UNITED STATES. Despite this work, like Moms Heaven, Ricks Street failed to graph within the U.S., offering a meager 38,000 copies. The music group wrote from the American marketplace thereafter, concentrating mainly on Europe. Yet another solitary from Ricks Street, “So deeply in love with You,” produced the English Best 40, peaking at amount 28 on Feb 12, 1994. But by enough time Tx finished their tour to get the record in Dec, they were prepared for a protracted break, and small was noticed from the music group over the following 2 yrs, while they done their fourth record with manufacturer Mike Hedges. They re-emerged using a hometown concert in Glasgow on Dec 5, 1996, and in January 1997 emerged the advance one “Say WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE,” which became their biggest strike however, peaking at number 3 on January 25. That surprising return was accompanied by the record White colored on Blonde, which came into the English graphs at number 1 on Feb 15, 1997. It continued to be in the graphs nearly 2 yrs, offering 1.7 million copies within the U.K. only and throwing away three even more Top Ten strikes: “Halo,” “Dark Eyed Boy,” and “Place Your Hands Around Me.” The music group spent the entire year touring thoroughly in European countries and produced their first visit to Australia in-may. (They didn’t tour the U.S., where White colored on Blonde finally premiered on August 5, 1997, simply because “Say WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE” appeared within the humor Picture Ideal, starring Jennifer Aniston, although they do find period for a promotional trip in Oct. The record did not graph, but Hollywood continuing to favour the group, with “Put Your Hands Around Me” showing up within the 1998 film Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore.) On Feb 9, 1998, Tx appeared on the BRIT Honours, performing “State WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE” together with rapper Method Guy of Wu-Tang Clan. The apparently unlikely pairing resulted in a new documenting from the music, as well as the solitary “Say WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE (ALL DAY LONG and EACH DAY)” by Tx offering Wu-Tang Clan (in fact, just Technique Man and RZA) came into the U.K. graphs at number 4 on March 21. The music group played shows regularly during 1998 while focusing on its following recording. That fifth record was prefaced with the leadoff one “INSIDE OUR Life time,” which got into the United kingdom graphs at number 4 on, may 1, 1999. The Hush, which implemented within weeks, demonstrated the music group as comprising Spiteri, McElhone, Campbell, and McErlaine; immediately after, it had been announced that Mikey Wilson was the brand new drummer. The record entered the graphs at number 1 on, may 22, 1999. Second one “Summer Kid” reached amount five in August, but “WHENEVER WE Are Jointly” ended at amount 12 in November, capping Tx’ operate of consecutive TOP British strikes at seven. Touring continuing throughout 1999. Tx’ following one was “POPULAR,” a high Ten strike released in Oct 2000 that prefaced THE BEST Hits, which strike number 1 in Britain in November and spawned another fresh monitor, “Internal Smile,” that reached the very best Ten in January 2001, as well as the music group launched a thorough Western tour. (By this time around, Mercury wasn’t also bothering release a Tx’ records within the U.S.) In July, they released a remixed edition of the first strike, “I Don’t Wish a Fan,” which produced the very best 20. Spiteri after that took time away to truly have a baby, having a baby to a girl on Sept 9, 2002. Therefore, a lot more than two even more years passed prior to the Oct 2003 release of the sixth recording, Careful EVERYTHING YOU Wish For, that was prefaced from the solitary “Carnival Young lady,” offering Kardinal Offishall, a high Ten strike. (The credits announced that Neil Payne was the brand new drummer, changing Wilson, and a brand-new guitarist, Tony McGovern, acquired joined up with.) The record peaked at amount five and in addition featured the very best 40 strike “I’ll VIEW IT Through.” By November 2005, when their seventh record, Red Book, premiered, Tx’ industrial fortunes had dropped, but the disk was still in a position to debut in the very best Ten in France, the band’s most dependable marketplace. (The recording designated the addition of key pad participant Michael Bannister.) “Sleep,” a duet between Spiteri and Paul Buchanan from the Blue Nile, was excerpted because the album’s third solitary in January 2006 and produced the U.K. TOP. In 2008, the discharge of Sharleen Spiteri’s 1st solo recording, Melody, marked the start of a hiatus for the music group; she released another, The Film Songbook, this year 2010. Reunion programs were placed on keep after McErlaine experienced a mind aneurysm in past due 2009, but significantly less than two years later on, Tx were on the highway again. An archive contract implemented, and in 2013 the music group released The Discussion via PIAS. Offering efforts from Richard Hawley and Bernard Butler, it reached number 4 for the United kingdom graphs and would afterwards be certified silver precious metal. In Feb 2015, Tx celebrated their quarter-century wedding anniversary with Tx 25, where in fact the group reworked chosen hits with the help of the creation clothing Truth & Spirit. Two years later on, their ninth studio room recording, Jump on Table, appeared. Made by the music group and combined by Craig Silvey, it had been preceded from the solitary “Let’s Function It Out,” a vintage ’70s disco throwback.

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Full Name Texas
Music Songs Say What You Want, Inner Smile, Summer Son, I Don't Want a Lover, Put Your Arms Around Me, In Our Lifetime, Black Eyed Boy, Let's Work It Out, In Demand, When We Are Together, I'll See It Through, Everyday Now, So Called Friend, The Conversation, Getaway, Can't Resist, Prayer for You, So in Love With You, Guitar Song, Detroit City, Start a Family, Tell That Girl, Halo, Dry Your Eyes, Sleep, The Hush, You've Got to Live a Little, Polo Mint City, Carnival Girl, Can't Control, Ticket to Lie, Future Is Promises
Albums The Conversation, White on Blonde, The Hush, Southside, Ricks Road, Red Book, Mothers Heaven, Careful What You Wish For, Jump on Board, The Greatest Hits, Texas 25, The BBC Sessions, I Don't Want a Lover: The Collection, Say What You Want - The Collection, Ricks Road / Southside, Southside / Mother's Heaven / Rick's Road (3 Original CD's) (3 Original CD's), Everyday Now


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1 Scottish band.
2 Members include John McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Halo" - uncredited
Coronation Street 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tres bodas de más 2013 performer: "So Called Friend"
That Music Show 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "I Don't Want a Lover"
Hideaway (Le refuge) 2009 performer: "Summer Son"
Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback 2007 TV Movie performer: "Say What You Want"
29 und noch Jungfrau 2007 TV Movie performer: "When We Are Together"
Top of the Pops 1989-2006 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Wedding Date 2005 performer: "When We Are Together"
The X Factor 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Touch of Pink 2004 performer: "Summer Son"
Miss Match 2003 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Love Actually 2003 performer: "I'll See It Through" 2003
EastEnders 1997-2003 TV Series performer - 21 episodes
3 Blind Mice 2003 performer: "So In Love With You"
Bend It Like Beckham 2002 performer: "Inner Smile" 2000
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Just Visiting 2001 performer: "Summer Son"
Periodistas 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beautiful Creatures 2000 performer: "I Don't Want a Lover"
Playing the Field 2000 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Titan A.E. 2000 performer: "Like Lovers Holding on"
Janice Beard 1999 performer: "Listen to Me"
Notting Hill 1999 performer: "IN OUR LIFETIME"
Ever After: A Cinderella Story 1998 performer: "Put Your Arms Around Me" 1997
The Acid House 1998 "You'll Never Know"
The Very Thought of You 1998 performer: "Halo"
Renford Rejects 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Video Pool 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Picture Perfect 1997 performer: "Say What You Want"
Last Dance 1996 performer: "SO CALLED FRIEND"
Ellen 1994 TV Series performer: Theme Song
Only Fools and Horses.... 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellen 1997 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Songbook 2009 TV Series Theirselves
La modelo del año 99 Ragazza 1999 TV Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Musical Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Berlin Live 2015 TV Series Themselves
C à vous 2015 TV Series Themselves
Les années bonheur 2015 TV Series Themselves
Le grand 8 2015 TV Series Himself
Taratata 2013 TV Series Themselves
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1999-2006 TV Series Themselves
The Friday Night Project 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Later... With Jools Holland 1997-2005 TV Series Themselves
Música sí 1999-2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Party in the Park 1999 2002 Video documentary Themselves
T in the Park 2001 TV Series Themselves
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2000 TV Series Themselves
Net Aid 1999 TV Special Themselves
El séptimo de caballería 1999 TV Series
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Rockopop 1992 TV Series
Champs-Elysées 1990 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 1989-2000 TV Series Themselves
The Video Pool 1997 TV Series Themselves

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