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The Powerstation

  • Power Station was a 1980s supergroup made up of singer Robert Palmer; bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran; and former Chic drummer Tony Thompson.
  • Power Station was named after The Power Station recording studio where their album was conceived and recorded.
  • On February 16, 1985, the band performed "Some Like It Hot" and "Bang A Gong" on the Saturday Night Live television show. It was the only time that Robert Palmer performed live with the original line-up.
  • The band folded late in 1985, as its members turned to other projects: John Taylor returned to Duran Duran, while Andy Taylor chose to leave Duran Duran in favour of a solo career. Tony Thompson was to take the place of John Bonham in a re-formed Led Zeppelin, but he was nearly killed in a 1986 car accident before that reunion could get off the ground. The reformed Led Zeppelin only played one gig at the Philadelphia Live Aid concert in 1985. Palmer continued his revitalized solo career.

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