Released today in 1984: I Don’t Want You

RAK RAK371

RAK RAK371

Clark Datchler was inspired to enter the music industry by his father, a professional jazz musician. He made some demo recordings funded by his father which led to his first release, the single He Fooled You Once Again on a small London-based label in 1981; he wrote, arranged and produced it himself. Although this wasn’t successful, it led to a deal in America as a writer for artists signed to the Warner Bros label. However, Datchler wanted to perform himself and so returned to the UK after a short time. To gain experience, he replied to an advert in Melody Maker placed by the band Hot Club, who wanted a singer. His one single with them again wasn’t a hit, but it led to him making some useful connections.

Firstly, a band mate was Calvin Hayes who he would continue to work with for several years. Secondly, he got an introduction to producer Mickie Most as the band was signed to RAK records, which Most managed; he switched Datchler to a solo deal. At Most’s suggestion, Datchler also began working with Mike Nocito, an engineer employed at RAK. All the elements were coming together for something special…

NEW SINGLES on sale from Mar. 12
1982
DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS AND THE EMERALD EXPRESS Celtic Soul Brothers (Mercury DEXYS8)
JAPAN (David Sylvian) Ghosts (Virgin VS472)
1984
CULTURE CLUB It’s A Miracle (Virgin VS662)
Clark DATCHLER I Don’t Want You (RAK RAK371)
DEPECHE MODE People Are Strange (Mute 7BONG5)
SIMPLE MINDS (Jim Kerr) Up On The Catwalk (Virgin VS661)

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