Mario Solis‘s Today’s Memory
Nick Van Eede’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Nick Van Eede (born Nicholas Eede, 14 June 1958) is an English musician, producer, and songwriter. He is best known for singing and writing the 1987 U.S. #1 power ballad hit „(I Just) Died in Your Arms” for his band Cutting Crew.
In 1985, Cutting Crew staged a showcase at a London recording studio for representatives from numerous labels, and won a recording contract with Siren Records, part of Virgin Records.
The first single to be released by the band was „(I Just) Died In Your Arms” b/w „For The Longest Time” released in the UK in August 1986. After an appearance on the BBC Television show, Top Of The Pops, with the song being regularly played on the radio and music videos shown on TV, the single shot up to number 4 in the UK Singles Chart and in May 1987 was number 1 in America for two weeks (Virgin’s first Number 1 single in America). In total, the song went to Number 1 in 19 Countries. This would be their biggest hit single. Van Eede came up with the title and concept for „(I Just) Died In Your Arms” after making love with his (at the time) girlfriend. „I actually remember saying that,” he admitted, and promptly jotted a note on a pad he always kept close at hand.
The next single, „I’ve Been In Love Before” b/w „Life In A Dangerous Time” failed to break in the UK on its first release in November 1986 but was quickly released again to reach #50 in the charts. The album Broadcast was released shortly, when it reached 41 in the UK Albums Chart.