His song reached Top 5 despite the BBC ban. His bands were produced by Ian Hunter and Mutt Lange. One of his groups toured with QUEEN and the other played Reading festival. He was first Brit to have his ensemble signed by Arista in the USA and be personally attended to by the label’s head Clive Davis. Where did it all go?
Dicken’s answer may lie in the title of an album that’s just been reissued: “Bitter Streets” by MR. BIG. Not an American one which snatched the name, as Mr. Dicken learnt back in the day from Lemmy, but the original UK collective who effectively found themselves in the shadows of fame.Read the interview.