Eurythmics were a British
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 pop rock
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 duo, formed in 1980, currently disbanded, but known to reunite from time to time. Consisting of members Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
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 and David A. Stewart
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David Allan Stewart , often known as Dave Stewart, is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for his work with Eurythmics. He is usually credited as David A. Stewart, to avoid confusion with other musicians named "Dave Stewart".-Early life:Stewart was born in Sunderland,...

 (both previously in the bands The Catch
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 and The Tourists
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), the duo released their first album in 1981 to little fanfare, but went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in 1983. The title track was a worldwide hit, topping the chart in various countries including the U.S
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Eurythmics went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split in 1990.