Go West









Go West

Go West

was and English duo which was formed in 1982 by Peter Cox. Peter Cox was born on November 17, 1955, in Twickenham, London, England. Richard Drummie was the second part of the duo. Richard was born on March 20, 1959, in Twickerham, London, England. The pop duo got a publishing deal but they did not have a band or a recording company. They decided to find a music producer and record two of their songs. After they recorded the songs, Call Me, and We Close Our Eyes, the duo got a record deal with Chrysalis Records. The duo sang dongs that were comprised of white soul sounds. Go West released their debut single, We Close Our Eyes, in 1985. The song reached number 5 on the U. K. Singles chart, and number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. There was a music video made for the song and it was very popular on MTV. The duo was voted as, the Best Newcomers, at the 1986 Brit Awards. The song was also a track on the soundtrack for the movie, Demoni (also known as Demons), which was a low budget Italian movie. The song was their only Top 10 hit in the U. K. And was their highest placing single in the U. K..

Go West released their hit, King of Wishful Thinking, in 1990, and the hit reached the Top 10 in the U. S.. The song was used in the movie, Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

Peter Cox was later brought in to replace Mark Shaw on the ITV reality TV show, Reborn in the USA. Shaw had stormed off of the show during the first few days of the show’s tour so he had to be replaced immediately and Peter Fox filled the bill.

Richard Drummie went on to take a charity trip to the summit of Mount Roraima with Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballets), and Martin Fry (from ABC). The guitarist for Go West moved on to join the group, Level 42, and has been a session guitarist for Kate Bush.

Go West’s song, Call Me, was featured in the movie, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, on Flash FM, and also is heard in the Malibu Club. The single was also used on an episode of the BBC One Comedy, I’m Alan Partridge. Another one of their songs called, One Way Street, was used on the Rocky IV movie soundtrack in 1985. This song was written especially for the movie at the request of Sylvester Stallone, the star of the movie.

The duo released a total of 14 singles, 7 albums, and Peter Cox had a total of 7 solos during their musical careers.