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Menage a Trois – 1980 – Gabriel Byrne, May Pang, Pandora Moore & Twink

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This is from In Dublin magazine, October 1980, just 6 weeks before John Lennon’s death.

May Pang was John Lennon’s girlfriend in 1973 for about 18 months.  In 1989, she married legendary producer Tony Visconti.

According to the article,  the group “Menage a Trois” recorded a single “Jet Set Superstar” with Byrne and Twink on vocals. Pang & Moore didn’t sing on the recording but mimed along on the video!  Was this song ever released? Is there a video? I can’t find this photo or anything else about the single or group on the web.

One thing, I did find though, was an interview from 2010 with May Pang where she talks about meeting Byrne in Ireland in 1980.  The interview (extract below)  is with examiner.com. The Iain she refers to, was Iain MacMillain, the Scottish photographer who shot the cover for the Beatles Abbey Road album.

from http://www.examiner.com (click for full article)

**Update 24/3/2012**
Audio version of the single now available: see new post from 24/3

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  1. I saw the video for this a few years back on an RTE archive clips show. Its amazing – really cheap footage of Byrne doing “international playboy” stuff like wandering through bleak 80s Dublin, sitting in a runt of a yacht in overcast Dun Laoghaire drinking champagne. I checked a while back and no trace of it online, unfortunately.

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  2. The single was released in 1980 on Spider Records as ‘Jet Set Superstar’ b/w ‘Jet Set Superstar (version)’. I can make an mp3 if you’re curious. Great blog BTW.
    Thanks for the zine scans.
    – Eamonn

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    • Hi Eamonn, great to hear from you and thanks very much for comment. The blog has grown since last in touch – almost a year ago! Yes, if you ever get round to making an MP3 OF Jet Set Superstar, please let me know. A good few people saw it on an RTE archive a few years ago but no trace of the video or the audio on the web.

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