A Flock Of Seagulls

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Formed : 1979 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Members:
Mike Score (vocals, keyboards)
Paul Reynolds (guitar 1980-84)
Ali Score (drums 1980-86)
Frank Maudsley (bass 1980-86)
Chris Chryssaphis (keyboards on 'Dream Come True' tour '86), Gary Steadnin (guitar on 'Dream Come True' tour '86)
Dean Pichette (bass 1995), A.J. Mazzetti (drums 1995), Ed Berner (guitar 1995)
Joe Rodriguez (9) (guitar 1998- )
Albert Cruz (drums), Robbie 'Sinn' Hanson (bass)

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS was started by Mike Score and his brother Ali in 1979 in Liverpool.

Mike, who was previously a hairdresser, played keyboards, guitar, and vocals, Ali played drums and their friend Frank Maudsley played bass.
The band took their name from a line in the song "Toiler on the Sea" by The Stranglers, which appears on their album 'Black And White'.
The band added guitarist Willie Woo, and Mark Edmondson joined briefly when Ali and Mike had a falling out; however, Ali re-joined when Mark took ill. They then began writing songs.

Soon after, Willie left, allowing Paul Reynolds to join. They then started playing clubs and eventually got a recording contract.

Eventually, under the management of Tommy Crossan and Mick Rossi (Checkmount Ltd.), they began to release singles through Jive Records.
The group released an EP and a couple of singles, 'Its Not Me Talking' and 'Telecommunication' on Bill Nelson's 'Cocteau' label; both tracks produced by Nelson.

In 1982 the group's third single "I Ran (So Far Away)" became a worldwide hit, most notably reaching number 1 in Australia and the top 10 in the US and New Zealand. The parent album A Flock of Seagulls and another single "Space Age Love Song" were also successful.

In late 1982 the band found major success in their home country with "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" (first single from their next album) which reached the top 10.

As it turned out, 1982 would prove to be the peak year of their commercial and critical success.

1983 saw the release of three singles to back their second album Listen.
Each was only a minor success in the UK and abroad. The album bore a heavily processed electronic sound that was a break from the Duran Duran guitar and bass driven sound of their début.

The group produced a third album in 1984 that leant closer to a guitar sound.

"The More You Live, The More You Love" was The Story of a Young Heart's lead single. It was moderately successful, despite having production that recalled their breakout hit "I Ran". The album's other two singles - "Never Again (The Dancer)" and "Remember David" - didn't make any headway.

Faced with sliding sales and a loss of direction following the third album the group relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania minus Paul Reynolds.
Eventually in 1985 the group released a new album; Dream Come True. Despite having a new sound based around the Fairlight Synthesizer the album was critically panned and a commercial failure.

The remaining members fell out and A Flock Of Seagulls in its original incarnation disbanded. In promotion of Dream Come True, two videos - "Who's That Girl" and "Heartbeat Like a Drum" - were filmed in quick succession.

These two videos were the last time the three remaining members were together in a recording or performance capacity until 2004.

In November 2003, the original line-up (Mike and Ali Score, Paul Reynolds and Frank Maudsley) reunited for a one-off performance on the VH1 series, Bands Reunited.

In September 2004, they reformed again and played a small number of live shows in the United States, but broke up immediately afterward.
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Albums

HOP 201 A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls album art A Flock Of Seagulls A Flock Of Seagulls (Album) Jive HOP 201 Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 A Flock Of Seagulls - Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls album art Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls - Jim Ladd Hosts A Flock Of Seagulls(LP, Transcription) Innerview, Innerview Series #26 Show #13, Series #25 Show #8 US 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4039/S A Flock Of Seagulls - In Concert-283 album art A Flock Of Seagulls / Classix Nouveaux A Flock Of Seagulls / Classix Nouveaux - In Concert-283(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4039/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
August 29, 1982 A Flock Of Seagulls - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters A Flock Of Seagulls / The Blasters - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks August 29, 1982 US 1982 Sell This Version
656.046 A Flock Of Seagulls - Listen album art A Flock Of Seagulls Listen (Album) Jive 656.046 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4122/S A Flock Of Seagulls - In Concert-293 album art A Flock Of Seagulls In Concert-293(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4122/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
RR-83-37, RR-83-38 The Fixx / A Flock Of Seagulls The Fixx / A Flock Of Seagulls - Untitled(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation, Clayton Webster Corporation RR-83-37, RR-83-38 US 1983 Sell This Version
JIVE-15010 A Flock Of Seagulls - The Story Of A Young Heart album art A Flock Of Seagulls The Story Of A Young Heart (Album) Jive JIVE-15010 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
IC 843-04-X, SHOW # 83 - 4 Flock/Seagulls* / Boomtown Rats* Flock/Seagulls* / Boomtown Rats* - In Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One, Westwood One IC 843-04-X, SHOW # 83 - 4 US 1984 Sell This Version
LA-682 A Flock Of Seagulls - Dream Come True album art A Flock Of Seagulls Dream Come True (Album) Jive LA-682 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
BSR 0001-2 A Flock Of Seagulls - The Light At The End Of The World album art A Flock Of Seagulls The Light At The End Of The World (Album) Big Shot Records BSR 0001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
BT 33038A A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran album art A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran (Album) Brilliant BT 33038A UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
03-30 A Flock Of Seagulls - Premiere Radio Networks - Live album art A Flock Of Seagulls Premiere Radio Networks - Live(CDr, Transcription) Premiere Radio Networks 03-30 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Jimmy D Robinson F. A Flock Of Seagulls Jimmy D Robinson F. A Flock Of Seagulls - Ageless Prince(9xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label none US 2017
ADAY035 A Flock Of Seagulls - Ascension album art A Flock Of Seagulls With The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra* A Flock Of Seagulls With The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra* - Ascension (Album) August Day ADAY035 UK 2018 Sell This Version
5525552-254 A Flock Of Seagulls - Aurora Borealis - The Greatest Hits album art A Flock of Seagulls Aurora Borealis - The Greatest Hits(File, MP3, MP3Sur, RM) Arista 5525552-254 US 2018
ADAY054 A Flock Of Seagulls - Inflight (The Extended Essentials) album art A Flock Of Seagulls Inflight (The Extended Essentials) (Album) August Day ADAY054 UK 2019 Sell This Version
ADAY056 A Flock Of Seagulls Transferred Discretion(10xFile, MP3, 320) August Day ADAY056 UK 2019

Singles & EPs

Coq 3 A Flock Of Seagulls - Talking album art A Flock Of Seagulls Talking (Single) Cocteau Records Coq 3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VK 22001 A Flock Of Seagulls - Modern Love Is Automatic album art A Flock Of Seagulls Modern Love Is Automatic (EP, MiniAlbum, Single) Jive VK 22001 US 1981 Sell This Version
JIV4002 A Flock Of Seagulls - Telecommunication album art A Flock Of Seagulls Telecommunication (Single) Jive JIV4002 France 1981 Sell This Version
VJ 12002 A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song / I Ran album art A Flock Of Seagulls Space Age Love Song / I Ran Jive, Arista VJ 12002 US 1982 Sell This Version
JIVE 25 A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) album art A Flock Of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Single, Maxi) Jive JIVE 25 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RUS-021 A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran album art A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran (Single, EP) Jive RUS-021 El Salvador 1982 Sell This Version
VS 2003 A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song album art A Flock Of Seagulls Space Age Love Song (Single, Maxi) Jive VS 2003 US 1982 Sell This Version