Nick Kamen

Real Name:
Ivor Neville Kamen
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English male model, songwriter and singer (15 April 1962, Harlow, Essex, England – 4 May 2021, Notting Hill, London, England).
Kamen died at his London home on 5 May 2021 aged 59, following a long battle with bone marrow cancer, after had been receiving treatment at Hammersmith Hospital, West London.
After his death, Madonna paid tribute, writing, "You were always such a kind, sweet human and you suffered too much".
Later in May 2021, Kamen's brother, musician Chester Kamen, released the track "Stories" performed by his band The Twins: "Dedicated to the memory of my two beloved little brothers, Nick and Barry".
He started as a model and is best known as the guy from the 1985 Levi's "launderette" commercial, and he was the brother of session guitarist Chester Kamen and artist Barry Kamen.
Kamen's musical success was mainly in Europe, and his first single was the 1986 UK Number 5 hit "Each Time You Break My Heart” from his eponymous début album.
The song was written and produced by Madonna and frequent Madonna collaborator, Stephen Bray, with Madonna also singing background vocals. (Her original demo remains one of many unreleased Madonna songs by the artist herself).
Kamen also had a Number 16 follow-up in the UK with his second single, "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (a cover of the Four Tops' 1966 hit), although his later singles were less commercially successful in the UK but more so in the rest of Europe, particularly Italy, France, Germany, and Spain.
His second album Us (1988) was produced by another Madonna frequent collaborator, Patrick Leonard., and Madonna again made an appearance with background vocals on the song "Tell Me", this time without contributing to the songwriting or production. (although there are several demos with her singing the track before giving it to Nick)
The song became a massive hit in Italy in the summer of 1988, spending a total of nine weeks at Number 1. Later in 1988 a WEA Italiana compilation Loving You, containing mainly extended versions of previous singles, reached number 7 on the Italian album charts. In 1989, Kamen performed the song "Turn It Up" on the soundtrack to Walt Disney's film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Kamen's third album Move Until We Fly was released in 1990 and contained another big European hit, the single "I Promised Myself", the song reached the top ten in several European countries and was the fourth most played record in Europe in 1990.
In 1992, Kamen released his final album, titled Whatever, Whenever.
Cherry Red Records released his debut album as a two-disc deluxe edition in 2015, followed by the six CD box set The Complete Collection in 2020.
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242080-1, WX84 Nick Kamen - Nick Kamen album art Nick Kamen Nick Kamen (Album) WEA, WEA 242080-1, WX84 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
242398-4 Nick Kamen - Us album art Nick Kamen Us (Album) WEA, WEA 242398-4 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
9031-71059-2, SW-F-0226 Nick Kamen - Move Until We Fly album art Nick Kamen Move Until We Fly (Album) WEA 9031-71059-2, SW-F-0226 South Korea 1990 Sell This Version
9031 77168 4 Nick Kamen - Whatever, Whenever album art Nick Kamen Whatever, Whenever (Album) WEA 9031 77168 4 Malaysia 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DS-105 (248526-0) Nick Kamen - Each Time You Break My Heart album art Nick Kamen Each Time You Break My Heart (Single, Maxi) WEA DS-105 (248526-0) Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
PROMO 278 Nick Kamen - Each Time You Break My Heart / Amanda album art Nick Kamen / Boston Nick Kamen / Boston - Each Time You Break My Heart / Amanda(7", Jukebox) WEA, MCA Records PROMO 278 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
PROMO 282 Nick Kamen - Cry Wolf / Each Time You Break My Heart album art A-HA / Nick Kamen A-HA / Nick Kamen - Cry Wolf / Each Time You Break My Heart(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records, WEA PROMO 282 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
0-248226 Nick Kamen - Come Softly To Me album art Nick Kamen Come Softly To Me (Single) WEA 0-248226 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
867 Nick Kamen - Win Your Love album art Nick Kamen Win Your Love WEA 867 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
YZ 122T Nick Kamen - Nobody Else album art Nick Kamen Nobody Else (Single, Maxi) WEA YZ 122T UK 1987 Sell This Version
YZ 106 Nick Kamen - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever album art Nick Kamen Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Single) WEA YZ 106 Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 294 Nick Kamen - Sha La La / Win Your Love album art Grazia Di Michele / Nick Kamen Grazia Di Michele / Nick Kamen - Sha La La / Win Your Love(7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 294 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 300 Nick Kamen - Come Softly To Me / Salsa Cubana  album art Nik Kamen* / Tropicana (6) Nik Kamen* / Tropicana (6) - Come Softly To Me / Salsa Cubana (7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 300 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 287 Nick Kamen - Sign "O" The Times / Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever album art Prince / Nick Kamen Prince / Nick Kamen - Sign "O" The Times / Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records, WEA PROMO 287 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
24 7247-7 Nick Kamen - Don't Hold Out album art Nick Kamen Don't Hold Out WEA 24 7247-7 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
7.247790 Nick Kamen - Bring Me Your Love album art Nick Kamen Bring Me Your Love (Single, Maxi) WEA 7.247790 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
247 918-7 Nick Kamen - Tell Me album art Nick Kamen Tell Me (Single, Maxi) WEA 247 918-7 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Promo 332 Nick Kamen - Bring Me Your Love / Good Times album art Nick Kamen / Matt Bianco Nick Kamen / Matt Bianco - Bring Me Your Love / Good Times(7", Jukebox) WEA Promo 332 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 324 Nick Kamen - Tell Me / Don't Blame It On That Girl album art Nick Kamen / Matt Bianco Nick Kamen / Matt Bianco - Tell Me / Don't Blame It On That Girl(7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 324 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 342 Nick Kamen - Radio Romance / Don't Hold Out album art Tiffany / Nick Kamen Tiffany / Nick Kamen - Radio Romance / Don't Hold Out(7", Jukebox) MCA Records, WEA PROMO 342 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
9031-71949-7, YZ 501 Nick Kamen - Oh How Happy album art Nick Kamen Oh How Happy (Single) WEA, WEA 9031-71949-7, YZ 501 UK 1990 Sell This Version
9031-72490-7, YZ 526 Nick Kamen - Agony And Ecstasy album art Nick Kamen Agony And Ecstasy (Single) WEA, WEA 9031-72490-7, YZ 526 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
YZ546CD, 9031-72958-2 Nick Kamen - Looking Good Diving album art Nick Kamen Looking Good Diving (Single) WEA YZ546CD, 9031-72958-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
YZ 454, 170 837-7, YZ454 Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself album art Nick Kamen I Promised Myself (Single, Maxi) WEA, WEA YZ 454, 170 837-7, YZ454 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
PROMO 381 Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself / Femminando album art Nick Kamen / Stefano Rosso Nick Kamen / Stefano Rosso - I Promised Myself / Femminando(7", Promo) WEA, Interbeat PROMO 381 Italy 1990 Sell This Version

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andersen

May 6, 2021
Rest in peace Nick.Thank you for all the good music.

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