The Eurythmics formed in 1980 after the Tourists, a band that included both DaveStewart and Annie Lennox broke up. The pair had met in 1975 in a London restaurant where Lennox worked and began playing together. The pair also initiated a romantic relationship.
Playing around with a mini-synthesizer while on tour with the Tourists, the pair conceived their new band. While their first album was not a commercial success, they started to perfect their style of live performance. It would be the pair of them accompanied by recorded backing tracks and electronics.
Three more singles were released in 1982 to little success and both band members suffered personal issues before settling in to record their breakthrough album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) in 1983. The album was a big seller and featured a US number 1 single with the title track.
Eight albums in eight years plus a heavy touring schedule led the pair to disband the Eurythmics in 1990. Dave Stewart moved on to writing film soundtracks and had a top 20 instrumental hit recorded with saxophonist Candy Dulfer. Lennox took time off to have a child before launching her solo career, which was a bigger success than the Eurythmics. Stewart and Lennox remained apart for eight years.
A reunion came in 1999 when the Eurythmics recorded a new album. Peace was their first new record in a decade and featured their first UK top 20 single in eleven years.Occasional one off reunion shows have occurred over the past decade, but no new Eurythmics material is anticipated.