DJ Rasputin

Born as Koen Roothooft, based in Berchem (Belgium). In 2007 he released the 12″ single ‘Katyusha’, featuring the track ‘Back 2 Cambodia’ on the B-side. It is a techno/hardtrance variation on the Kim Wilde track Cambodia, using only a small part of the song’s melody, and adding lots of noise and exclamations.


Band based in Krakow, Poland, consisting of Jarek (guitar), Grzegorz Włodek (guitar), Wicket (bass) and Bartłomiej Kliś (drums). They released their debut album Get Rude in 2013, followed by M.I.L.F. in 2016.

In October 2017, they released a cover version of Kids in America. Their most recent release is the album Autopleasure (2020).


On 13 November 2008, Kim Wilde officially opened the Dunweedin’ production plant by planting a tree before touring the site in Middlewich, Cheshire, together with warehouse and recycling manager Paul Worrall. Dunweedin’ recycle tyres into long-lasting mulch for weed control or loose fill for playgrounds.

Dig your dinner

On 8 April 2008, Kim Wilde launched the Seeds of Change ‘Dig your dinner’ campaign, which encourages the nation to grow their own dinner and to help preserve tasty, endangered British vegetables for the future.

Dundee Flower and Food Festival

On 4 September 2004, Kim Wilde was one of the special guests at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival in Dundee, Scotland. Kim designed a unique show garden at the Festival grounds. The garden was later reconstructed at Dundee’s Dawson Park.


During her career, Kim has recorded and performed many duets with other artists and bands. This page aims to bring together encyclopedia descriptions of these duets and artists. Click on the links to find out more about the songs or the artists.

Dans Paris

French romantic drama movie from 2006, written and directed by Christophe Honoré and starring Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Guy Marchand, Joana Preiss, Alice Butaud, and Marie-France Pisier. In the movie, a young Parisian named Paul sinks into a deep depression after a love affair ends badly. It’s the same kind of deep depression that led his sister to kill herself. He moves back home with his father and aimless brother Jonathan but refuses to get out of bed. One night, Paul rises from his torpor and makes a fateful visit to the Seine.

The soundtrack of the movie features the song Cambodia by Kim Wilde.

Davies, Gary

Born on 13 December 1957, Gary Davies worked in marketing for a mail order company and managed a Manchester disco, before beginning his broadcasting career at Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio in 1979. He joined BBC Radio 1 in 1982 to present a Saturday late night show, making his debut on 4 December 1982. Within weeks he was on the roster to present Top of the Pops on TV alongside his Radio 1 colleagues.

Gary Davies joined the presenters team at Music Box and Sky Channel when these TV channels started broadcasting via satellite to European homes. He interviewed a host of stars including Kim Wilde during these years.

Meanwhile, he continued his radio work for the BBC, including a lunchtime show from 1984 to 1992. He was projected as an eligible bachelor of the station, with a catchphrase ‘Young, Free and Single’ and a jingle ‘Wooh! Gary Davies’. He also did a charity appearance together with Kim Wilde in 1990, for the Sega Splash for Starlight.

In 1993 Davies was dismissed. He moved to Virgin Radio and worked there from 1994 to 2000. Davies was heard on the Real Radio and the Century Network, presenting a CD chart show until 2008. As owner of a publishing company called Good Groove he also manages new artists. Good Groove’s first publishing hit was ‘Black Coffee’ by All Saints and Davies later went on to sign singer Corinne Bailey Rae.

On 9 June 2017 Davies stood in for Sara Cox to present a special 2¾ hour edition of Sounds of the 80s on BBC Radio 2. This was his first time back on BBC Radio for 23 years. In October 2017, January & October 2018, and October/November 2020, Davies sat in for Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show. On 18 May 2018, as part of a re-organisation of the Radio 2 DJ roster, following changes to the station’s evening line-up, Davies took over from Sara Cox as the host of Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s. On 13 November 2020 he presented a mastermix of Kim’s biggest hits from the Eighties and Kim chose her four favourite songs from the decade.

Dacq, Muriel

Born as Muriel Desclée de Maredsous in Namur (Belgium) on 7 July 1962, Muriel Dacq is a Belgian (Walloon) singer-songwriter, active in the 1980s in France.

In the early Eighties, Dacq released ‘L’Enfer à l’Envers’ and ‘Ni Pourquoi Ni Comment’. Her biggest hit was ‘Tropique’, released in France in 1986. It reached number 6 on the French singles chart and earned a Silver disc for over 200,000 copies sold. At the time, the singer was married to Alec Mension, a member of the trio Léopold Nord & Vous which had success in 1987 with the song ‘C’est l’Amour’, produced by Dacq. She also released ‘Là Où Ça???’ in 1986, but it was unsuccessful.

In 1995, she tried to revive her singing career recording a new album ‘Ohé Du Vaisseau’. This album contained the song Ces Moments Là.

Daly, Patrick

Patrick Daly recorded two tracks in January 2013 and posted it on a Soundcloud page: ‘Keep On Loving You’ and a cover version of Kids in America.

Patrick Daly recorded two tracks in January 2013 and posted it on a Soundcloud page: ‘Keep On Loving You’ and a cover version of Kids in America.


Belgian cover band, formed by Bruno van Bommel (vocals), Kennet de Bondt (bass), Benny Charot (keyboards), Dominique Sand (drums) and Maarten Lernout (guitar) in 1998. Dominique left the band in 2001 and was replaced by Sam van Calloen. In 2004 Kennet de Bondt was replaced by Bram van der Auwera.

Their repertoire centered around pop music of the 1980’s and also includes Kids in America.

The band seems to have split up in 2006.

DJ Professor

DJ Professor is a DJ and remixer (real name : Luca Lauri) who worked alone (he remixed tracks by Cappella, Sharada House Gang and 49ers) or in collaboration with other artists, such as Cristian Piccinelli and Francesco Zappalà.

‘Rockin’ Me’ was a very original track using the Cappella style and adding electric guitars. Not surprising, the team from Media Records was as usual behind this project: G. Bortolotti, M. Picotto, G.P. Viani, S. Zucchini, L.Cittadini, M.Braghieri, S.Pagliari were credited.

A track called ‘Life is life’ associated DJ Professor and Sharada House Gang, another Media Records project was published in 1991.

In 1994, DJ Professor remixed Kim Wilde’s Kids in America 1994, providing the X Club Dub and the X Cut Cut. The X Club Dub was released in 1994, but was mistakenly included on a promotional 12″ single twice. The X Cut Cut was released almost three decades later, on the 5CD+2DVD box set of Pop Don’t Stop: Greatest Hits.