Hint: It wasn’t a Motown song!
“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”
“I was in Long Beach. I was in my car coming home from practice and I heard it, and I just screamed all the way home.”
Back before Brandon Flowers and the Killers stormed onto super-stardom, the singer was just another aspiring frontman sitting outside a local convenience store the very first time he heard his band played on the radio.
“My heart was just beating like crazy. Somehow I was thinking, ‘Man, I hope I don’t screw this up,'” Dinning said. “Like I had anything to do with what was going on.”