21st may 1985, just 35 years ago !

Very first ever concert of the duo Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles
which is still called "Body Politic" at that time.

It was in Paris at the Bodyrok (30, rue Gramont - 75002).

They interpreted ten songs with only Jimmy's voice accompanied by Richard's piano. The audience discovers titles like You Are My World and La Dolarosa for the first time but also covers like Summertime and Sentimental Journey


It was during this same period that Mark Ashton takes Jimmy and Richard to see where the original Communards were executed in 1871 in Père Lachaise cemetery and so the duo named himself after them.