From The Vault: The Flirts (1983)   2 comments

The Flirts appeared in concert at Six Flags Magic Mountain on 4/16/83, which is when these pictures were taken by yours truly. I was the talent booker at the time, so I had nothing better to do during concerts than take pictures.

The Flirts don’t really qualify as one hit wonders. From Wikipedia:

The Flirts, a trio created and masterminded by Hi-NRG mogul Bobby “O” Orlando, are composed of one blonde, one brunette, and one redhead. They are best known for Hi-NRG songs such as “Passion”, “Danger”, “Helpless” and “Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime)”.

Orlando conceived the idea for The Flirts, wrote the songs, played the instruments, and produced the tracks. He then auditioned girls to be the faces of the group. Orlando often called in the services of professional session singers to sing the vocals for the tracks because most of the performers were trained as dancers, models or actresses. The Flirts went through numerous lineup changes and with every album release and tour, some girls left while others stayed. The Flirts released six studio albums from 1982–1992 and numerous singles. They made several international tours, often in the club circuit, and usually lip-synced alongside the recordings.

Debut single “Jukebox” received significant airplay on MTV in the early 1980s. The song rose to number 28 on the Billboard US Dance Chart. The follow-up single “Passion” peaked the same year at number 21, and became a huge success in Europe, reaching number 22 in the Netherlands and number 4 in Germany..

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Posted July 17, 2015 by henrymowry in Photography

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