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Published:February 23rd, 2012 11:16 EST
80's Pop Icon Toyah Willcox Talks to The Hammer

80's Pop Icon Toyah Willcox Talks to The Hammer

By Ross (The Hammer) Hemsworth

This is the 1st of 4 segments: In this frank and open two hour special, 80`s pop icon Toyah Willcox, talks about her life, her music, love, ghosts and her views on cosmetic surgery.

Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth, sits back and let`s Toyah do the talking in this special edition of Nailing It, recorded at the singer`s beautiful home in central England.

Toyah, best known for hits such as It`s A Mystery, I Want to be Free, and Thunder in the Mountains opens her heart and soul you the listeners, so sit back, relax and enjoy this special radio interview and the music of one of England`s legends.


Toyah Willcox has a highly successful, prolific and incredibly diverse career of which music is a major component. In a career spanning over 30 years she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, toured live accross the world and written and recorded with Simon Darlow, Steve Lillywhite, Nick Tauber, Mike Hedges, Christopher Neil, Tim Elsenburg, Trey Gunn, Robert Fripp and Bill Rieflin.

In 2007, Toyah released Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) - her 22nd single and her first ever digital single release. The album was followed in 2008 by her first full-length studio album in 14 years, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. Toyah continues to write and record and in 2009 releases We Are The Humans, an album by collaboration outfit, The Humans, with Bill Rieflin (REM) and Chris Wong (Toyah`s band guitarist and Musical Director).

In 1977, Toyah put together the first embryonic line up of her own band with Joel Bogen. Whilst the band line up continued to evolve and change the band played the college and university circuit for two years and gathered a repetoire of their own original material. German based independent label Safari Records signed the band in late 1978.

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