Hairdresser Mike Score formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Cocteau Records early in 1981, and
while the record failed to chart, its lead track, Telecommunication, became an underground hit in Euro disco and new wave clubs. The band signed a major-label contract with Jive by the end of the year, and their eponymous debut album appeared in the spring of 1982. The band released 1984's The Story of a Young Heart failed to produce any hit singles but Reynolds left after the album and was replaced by Gary Steadnin. The band also added keyboardist Chris Chryssaphis. The new lineup was showcased on 1986s Dream Come True. Shortly after its release, the band broke up. Mike Score assembled a new lineup of A Flock of Seagulls in 1989, releasing the single Magic and touring the U.S.A. The band continued to tour worldwide.
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