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    (1984-1995)
    Formed in Austin, Texas
    Husband & wife duo
    Recorded 'The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades'
    Song featured in the movies 'Summer School (1986),' 'My Best Friend is a Vampire (1987),' 'The Allnighter (1987),' 'Campus Man (1987),' 'Dream a Little Dream (1989)' and 'Kuffs (1992)'
    Appeared as themselves in the 1988 movie 'D.O.A.'
    Pat MacDonald - guitar/harmonica/vocals (August 6, 1952- , born in Green Bay, Wisconsin)
    Barbara Kooyman MacDonald - guitar/violin/vocals (October 4, 1957- , born in Wausau, Wisconsin)
    Their band name is a little too cutesy and punny.
    They are a one hit wonder.
    They relied heavily on a rhythm machine, even during live shows, and insured the thing for $1 million.
    They tried to spice up their act by adding two band members in 1991, without success.
    Once the couple got divorced, the band broke up.
    The couple met and hit it off while attending classes at the University of Wisconsin.
    Pat lists his musical influence as Bob Dylan. Barbara's is The Byrds.
    'The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades' was a surprise 1986 hit that went gold.
    They turned down many offers to use the song commercially.
    The Texas DMV asked if they could do a public service ad with the song, retitling it 'The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Drive Safely.' Instead, they wrote a new song for them to use; 'Reckless Driver.'
    Though divorced, the couple remain friendly and supportive of each other's solo careers.

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