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Unbelievably, this performance took place 30 years ago today. Performing Under Pressure with @DavidBowieReal at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert. An incredible event, raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
30 Years ago today, Annie Lennox performed with David Bowie at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert at Wembley Stadium : Read more tinyurl.com/y3xr3vzc @AnnieLennox #annielennox @DaveStewart #davestewart @Eurythmics #eurythmics
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Today marks 50 Days of the war in Ukraine. Children are being killed, injured, raped and at risk for trafficking daily; many have only weeks -if not days- to safely survive. We are running out of time to rescue these children - Support @SaveukraineUs #50DaysWarOnChildren
🧵👇Love all the backstories on tracks & videos o@AnnieLennoxox 30th anniversary o#Divava. Been playing it on walks & drives again. So many memories, so many phenomenal songs. Her voice is one I turn to to remind myself how muc#musicic heals.#Diva30atwitter.com/AnnieLennox/st…Z3K
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I believe that music has a special healing power. That’s one of the main reasons we’re drawn to it so compellingly. ‘I could be so content, hearing the sound of your breath’… Love Annie❤️ #Diva30
We are filled with fear at both conscious and unconscious levels. We carry it around with us. Anxiety, rage, depression, trauma, are all part of the individual and collective human experience.
The beauty of poetry is that statements can be made that you might not even fully understand…like puzzles that are open to interpretation. ‘living scares me to death’… makes an observation that the human condition is challenging, terrifying and threatening.
A more evolved culture has to be created. Like so many aspects of Western system, we‘ve made a bit of a hash of it.
Post Covid ’20 – ’22, as well as all the trauma from warfare and displacement, I’m sure there’s a massive need for this to happen. It needs to be brought into the open so we can come more easily to terms with it.
There’s definitely something skewed about that. We need to be able to talk about death in a safe and unthreatening way.
It’s the one absolute guarantee in every single human’s existence, yet it remains a subject of denial, avoidance and taboo.
I still haven’t figured out whether this statement is disingenuous or not. Who am I to make grandiose statements about the subject of ‘death’ being easy, when it’s clearly the ONE issue that terrifies most of us all. Even tiny insects do everything to avoid their own mortality.
COLD… The line ‘Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death’ is a riddle of sorts.
Guts! Stamina! Courage! Intent! Focus! Discipline! THAT’s how you do it, you young people!!! 😎🧐#Diva30a12x
When the school of little boys started tossing their bird seed I just said ‘That’s showbiz’ !!! 😬�yH
So we took the Diva into Saint Mark’s Square and just filmed whatever occurred. Mostly it was very sweet..as I became a touristic souvenir.
The ‘other’ persona offers the facility to step out of ‘convention’ - which is why I suspect everyone wore masks of disguise during those memorable Venetian balls back in the day. You have permission to behave differently.
And I should know shouldn’t I? The interesting thing is how people feel challenged to respond and behave around YOU as well.
Let it be known .. Performance is strange and challenging! All those people who turn themselves into gold or bronze statues have a helluva job!
The things ya do for Pop shmop!!! ps… They all turned out to be FABULOUSLY Diva in the end!!! Love Annie #Diva30
At one point the ‘talent’ was so thin on the ground that we thought the entire concept might have to be changed..But then - like magic, we realised that we might have enough Annie’s, if we could manage to fly our ‘Revenge’ character from Poland! 🇵🇱        ( Greetings Piotr!fT
It was so nuts that we both started getting desperate fits of giggles, which we clearly had to stifle out of respect for the peeps who had turned up.. sliding down the seats in the darkened aisle, desperately trying not to be seen. (They had no idea I was actually in the room).
Either me or Sophie came up with the notion of having AL ‘look alikes’ to perform, as I was expecting a baby ( Hi Tali!💕) and might not have the stamina.. We held a truly surreal audition in a little old London theatre one afternoon.0
So - ‘Little Bird’ like all the other videos on Diva, was directed  by Sophie Muller, who went on to have a phenomenally brilliant career, directing just about everyone in the popular music zeitgeist from Gwen Stefanie..Shakespeare’s Sister.. Beyoncé..Garbage..Blur..Radiohead..
Praise be to the incomparable Annie Lennox and this deeply iconic album. I was LIVING for the drama of it as a little kid…the songs, the artwork, the title! And it still hits the same all these years later. 🎯twitter.com/AnnieLennox/st…R
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Several years later.. I got married in the same building. Little do you know my friends. Synchronicity. ps… Any brilliant directors out there looking for a gothic ancient crone? I’m up for it!!! #Diva30
Saffron Aldrich needed no make up to enhance her naturally stunning features and ‘yours truly’ stamped and swung about like the ‘crazed’ person I wanted to manifest... (The best bit was improvised crawling across the floor..just to take it that level further. )
Hugh Laurie was absolutely hilarious.. a natural comedian..and when John Malkovitch agreed to take part we almost fainted with shock and awe.
The walls were hung with ancient decorative paper that had evidently survived two world wars. The atmosphere was filled with stylish melancholy. Over the course of two days it was dressed and lit, as were the fabulous ensemble of featured characters.
There is a private members club in central London called Home House.. It’s quite swish & fancy now, but a few decades ago it was in a sadly dilapidated state.. Perfect for use as a video set! It had and still has large rooms with high ceilings and wonderfully curved staircases.
Celebrating 30 years of @AnnieLennox's debut solo album 𝘿𝙞𝙫𝙖, released on 6 April 1992 ❣️ Listopen.spotify.com/album/33ImEB9t…L3#AnnieLennoxn#DivaD#OnThisDaysuLNC
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And on this day 30 years ago, the incomparable @AnnieLennox released her masterpiece "Diva" which included Why?, Walking on Broken Glass and Little Bird. Truly one of the all time great albums. twitter.com/crockpics/stat…
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Adore this album. Happy 30th Diva @AnnieLennox The album released this day in 1992 @heart90s twitter.com/WeAreSpotlight…
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The @AnnieLennox x Sophie Muller VHS on a Sunday night is called Self Care 🌈✨k
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📀 30 year anniversary of@AnnieLennoxx's debut studio album ‘Diva’ 📀 The album has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, making it certified quadruple platinum! It also won a BRIT award in 1993 for ‘British Album of the Year’Kb
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10.What was the highest chart position DIVA reached in the UK?
9.When I was just…….??? Complete the line
8.What’s the first line from the song ‘Keep Young and Beautiful’?
7.Who produced Diva?
6.Who directed the videos for Diva?
5.Who was the photographer who shot the portrait for the front cover of Diva?
4.What kind of flowers are featured in ‘Money Can’t Buy It’?
3.How many ‘Annie’ characters performed in ‘Little Bird’?
2.Which city was ‘The Gift’ filmed in?
1.Who was the actor portraying my cuckolded ‘husband’ in ‘Walking on Broken Glass’?
Good God almighty! Today is Diva’s 30th birthday! (Time & space will pass us by & by) I can hardly remember what I did yesterday, let alone 30 yrs ago but I actually do have a whole bunch of memories connected to this adventure in sound & vision…check them out all you DIVA’s!
#NowSpinning The Tourists: Reality Effect (1979). @AnnieLennox & @DaveStewart group before Eurythmics. Found it by chance in a second hand records store. Love having this now along with my 80's and reissued copies from Eurythmics discography. #vinyljunkie
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In these horrific times for the people of Ukraine, every single voice of support counts. Thank you @AnnieLennox for joining the #StandUpForUkraine with our partner @GlblCtzn. Everyone can contribute here→ ForUkraine.com twitter.com/AnnieLennox/st…
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