Dave Stewart had already been in various bands - notably folk-rockers Longdancer - when he met Annie Lennox. They formed punk band Catch before becoming The Tourists, charting with a cover of Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want to Be With You'. Major success came after they changed their name to Eurythmics and became a duo, concentrating on original music. Their 1981 debut album 'In the Garden' flopped but, setting up their own studio in North London, they hit the big time with second album 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)'. Lennox's beguiling voice and image allied to Stewart's genius for infectious synth-pop produced a decade of hits like 'Here Comes the Rain Again', 'Love Is a Stranger', 'Who's That Girl', 'Would I Lie to You', 'Sexcrime' and 'Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves' (with Aretha Franklin), continuing even after Lennox and Stewart's romantic separation. They stopped recording as Lennox went solo in '92 and Stewart branched off into film scoring. In '99 Lennox and Stewart reunited to record 'Peace', their first brand new album in ten years. From this album came the hit single 'I Saved the World Today' which launched them back into the public eye. They toured the world while Lennox was still working on solo material for her next album, and in 2003 she released 'Bare'. 'The Ultimate Collection' was released in 2005 bringing the Eurythmics' music to a new generation. It reached number five in the UK Albums Chart and featured two brand new tracks among the greatest hits.