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4/9/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mid-fifties musician posed for a picture while playing a gig at the Winchester Music Hall in Cleveland, OH.

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The band originally spelt their name "Huang Chung."

Wang Chung once appeared on the TV show "Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" and performed Nelly's "It's Getting Hot in Herre."

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agree    

The 80' were my partying years, and I loved this band. I aged right along with them, I think they look great.

1108 days ago
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Mic    

They played at my high school in 1987. West Springfield High School in Virginia. Our school won a contest to get them to play at a local school and we won. My first concert. Was a great time. I have a pic somewhere around here.

1108 days ago
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Emma J    

I lived in a dinky small town while growing up in the 80's. I remember I had to order my "Points on the Curve" cassette from the local Radio Shack. I was soooo excited when I got the call that it had arrived. As usual, this is a band that was much better than the American charts would indicate.

1108 days ago
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Truth    

WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THEIR ASIAN BAND NAME? WERE ONE OF THEIR PARENTS ASIAN OR SOMETHING??

1108 days ago
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If sense were common...    

The guy on the right still looks snotty. ;)

1108 days ago
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Deb Cole    

what is the word spelt??? NEED SOME SPELLING REVIEW

1108 days ago
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BehindTheScenes    

Ummm, commenter number 6, get a dictionary before commenting on spelling. Seriously.

1108 days ago
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waffles    

I was at that Cleveland gig last June. They sounded fantastic.

1108 days ago
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Carl    

Maybe I'll Wang Chung tonight!

1107 days ago
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Cheex    

#6 had it right. The past tense of spell is spelled, not spelt.
Which now has a little red squiggly line underneath it. I wonder why.

1107 days ago
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BehindTheScenes    

Look it up in the dictionary. Granted, it's mostly used by the British and not in America, it is still very much correct as a past tense for spell.

1107 days ago
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DPK    

Fighting over how to spell in this thread is retarted!

1107 days ago
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AH    

Spelt is an ancient grain that traces its heritage back long before many wheat hybrids.

LOL

1107 days ago
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mneelands    

When I heard of Wang Chung, on stage they stated in the UK that they named the band from which their guitar sounded like when they strummed it. Waaaannnnggg Chhhhuuunnnnggg. End of story. Ppl try to make more of it than it sounds. They were more of a musical band than a pop band, ie "To Live and Die In L.A." soundtrack. Producers wanted more and told singing would be needed to evolve the band, thus, Wang Chung. Just another one hit wonder group. Seen them in LA in 1987/88 and every band member stated the same. Could be corperate wanted them to say it but after so many years later to change the story of "NO" words, just to stir it up for a book or tour deal. Next story.

1107 days ago
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KleeverBeever    

I can tolerate gays that act straight, but these two-YUCK. Men should not try to make themselves effeminate. After all, it's females they don't like-why try to emulate them????

1084 days ago
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