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Kajagoogoo Ooh to be Ah Video Shoot

July 26, 2011

Kajagoogoo – the Ooh to be Ah Video Shoot

The follow up hit to debut single to Too Shy was the top 10 smash Ooh to be Ah.


KajaFax is pleased to bring you yet another piece of premier ‘Goo history courtesy of Jez Strode with yet more marvellous photos.

Early one Sunday morning back in 1983, Kajagoogoo took ownership of Regent Street in London to film the promotional video for Ooh to be Ah.  With celebrity friends Christopher Timothy and Kenny Everett (who was a big fan of the band) the guys shot the tongue in cheek promo in and around the Café Royal.  The track was the second single to be lifted from debut long player ‘White Feathers’ and Paul Gambaccini’s favourite track from the band.


 The Café Royal was once patronised by the great Oscar Wilde, with Edward VIII and George VI also regular visitors, and way back in 1894 was the scene of a grisly murder!

Back in 1983 however, it was pop royalty on the guest list.







The café had undergone many changes by the mid 2000s…


…and by 2008 had closed completely pending a huge refurbishment:


The above photos are only a small selection – KajaFax has made this montage video of the full set of ‘behind the scenes’ shots, set to a live rendition of Ooh to be Ah….

A huge thank you to Jez for these brilliant photographs.

2011 KajaFax

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    December 9, 2013 1:24 am

    Hi I would like to know what kind of cars did they use?
    I only know the car Jez comes out is a Mercedes Benz, but I don’t know the one Limahl and the blonde girl is riding in and the one Stuart is driving.
    Can someone please tell me the car makes please?

    • December 9, 2013 9:57 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      So far as team KajaFax know, Limahl arrives in a mid 1970’s ‘Cadillac Sedan DeVille’, whilst Stuart makes a much more modest entrance in a 1967 ‘Triumph Herald’!

      Hope this helps!

      • Lisa permalink
        December 10, 2013 1:06 am

        Thanks Steve,
        Your info did really help!
        Thank you.

      • December 10, 2013 7:33 am

        My pleasure 🙂

  2. Laura Lewis permalink
    March 2, 2014 1:41 am

    Hi KajaFax, Do you know what’s the street’s name where Jez is on the photo? 🙂

    • March 2, 2014 8:37 am

      Sorry Laura, other than the fact that the video was show in and around Regent Street, London W1, we can’t be more specific 🙂

  3. Laura Lewis permalink
    March 2, 2014 1:42 am

    And the other one with Steve?

  4. Laura Lewis permalink
    March 2, 2014 11:53 am

    Thanks Kajafax for the info! 🙂

  5. February 5, 2016 10:32 pm

    Hi Guys ❤ I am your greatest fan from San Pedro CA.

  6. Tony. permalink
    March 4, 2017 1:14 pm

    Hi Kajafax,

    That’s not Julian Cope is it, towards the end of the video?

    Thanks for your time and help.


    • March 20, 2017 7:29 pm

      Hi Tony, Sorry for the late reply! I’m not sure which figure you are looking at – maybe it’s the shot of Steve Askew in the round glasses??


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