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Back2Stonewall Sunday Tea Dance – Evelyn Thomas “High Energy” (1984) – VIDEO

Although best known worldwide for her 1980’s Hi-NRG club hits, Thomas recorded and performed in disco, jazz, and gospel music styles for a decade before her successful stint in the 1980’s. Evelyn Thomas was discovered by British producer Ian Levine.

In 1984 Evelyn Thomas went to London to record a new track “High Energy“. Just few weeks after it was released, it zoomed up the charts all over Europe – peaking at No. 1 in Germany and No. 5 in the UK, selling a total of 7,000,000 copies[ worldwide. In the US it hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, selling 250,000 copiesThe song was Thomas; only Billboard Hot 100 entry.

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Will Kohler is one of America's well known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story, Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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  1. I was a late bloomer, but had a great time coming out and dancing in the disco era of Evelyn Thomas. “High Energy” and other songs of the day bring back the most wonderful memories of a late but thoroughly ecstatic gay adolescence!!!! Thanks.

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