Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ was released on this day in 1984

tumblr_md6gmaVLS21rc22qso1_1280‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’ from Frankie Goes To Hollywood goes down as one of my favourite records of all-time, this thing got me through my adolescence, it got me through the lows and it was with me during the “highs”, it never faded and never quit….

“Welcome to the Pleasuredome” begins with the lyrics “In Xanadu did Kublai Khan a Pleasuredome Erect”….It was from “Kubla Khan”, a poem by Samuel Taylor Colerige about Marco Polo’s journeys. The original lines are: “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree, where Alph, the sacred river, ran through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea…”

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

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