Dene Michael had it all during the 80s – but now life has taken a drastic turn downhill. The former 80s pop star rose to fame as a member of the band Black Lace, who became face for their novelty party record ‘Agadoo’. Dene replaced original band member Colin Gibb in 1986, singing their iconic tune on tours and featuring in another novelty party song ‘Wig Wam Bam’. At the band’s peak, Michael used to go on holiday six times a year, owned multiple house and even a boat. “Through my career I've been top of the tree. Number 2 in the charts. I could go on holiday six times a year,” he says on new ITV series Million Pound Pawn. “I bought nice houses, designer watches, a boat, a rolls royce. It was so easy to go and buy what you needed. “After that in the 90s it went down a bit. We didn't get as much TV. A few years of that and it soon goes. You’ve just got to realise it doesn't last forever.” Black Lace now consists of two separate groups, including a full-time international band featuring original member Colin Gibb which tours around the world,… Read full this story
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