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Fact #157233


Short story:

UK pop weekly the New Musical Express (NME) reports that the British Musicians Union is planning to ban the use of stand-in musicians on pop records made by British groups. The action follows the admission that The Love Affair used session players on their hit Everlasting Love.

Full article:

Syd Bacon (manager, Love Affair) : The boys do not read music and, because of the rival American version, we had to get this record out in a hurry. The group played on its previous single, which wasn't a hit, and will play on its next record. This was an isolated incident dictated by circumstances.

It is unfair to suggest the Love Affair cannot perform Everlasting Love on their own. They have been playing it on one-nighters and on tv very competently, and will do so on their forthcoming concert tour.
(Source : not known)