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Nick Beggs – Private Lives

July 21, 2011

Nick Beggs – Private Lives

Back in 1984 whilst Kajagoogoo were under contract to EMI Records, Nick began to involve himself in other projects outside of the band.  You may remember that KajaFax featured the ‘Im-Mac Logic’ Bolero release with Mulligan from the group Fashiøn some time ago.  Nick was also recruited by British act Private Lives to play on their debut album ‘Prejudice & Pride’.


Private Lives were a forerunner to the wave of self perceived ‘sophisticated’ pop acts that were to come later on in the decade, bearing striking similarities to later acts such as Johnny Hates Jazz and Living in a Box.  The band were a duo, featuring John Adams on vocals and Morris Michael on guitar. 


For their debut, EMI gathered a fine array of talent to plug the holes in the group’s line-up, with Kiki Dee, Ricky Wilde and Nick Beggs all playing a major role in the albums production.  The recording sessions took place at Mickie Most’s RAK studios.

The album was not a hit in most territories however, although it did have considerable success in Asia, with Japan and the Philippines being lucrative markets for the group.




The first single from the album was ‘Living In a World (turned upside down)’:

Video courtesy of 13101988andoni

Now a mostly forgotten piece, the album has never seen a CD re-issue.  Those people wanting to here more of the band and indeed of Nick’s bass, it’s time to dust down your turntables I’m afraid!

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