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ABC

Sheffield band ABC revolved around Martin Fry (a onetime fanzine editor of a rag called Modern Drugs) and rose from the ashes of post-punk group...

Blancmange

A duo consisting of singer and guitarist Neil Arthur from Lancashire and keyboard player Stephen Luscombe from Middlesex, Blancmange released a non-charting EP in...

Classix Nouveaux

Another bunch of synth-mongers to make it to the big time thanks to an appearance on the Some Bizarre label sampler, Classix Nouveaux and...

Duran Duran

The band that most surely have come closest to being The Beatles of their day, since (like The Beatles) they were a blonde five piece from...

Flock Of Seagulls

This new wave electro-pop act from Liverpool, England, had remarkable success in the USA before finding a large following in Britain. Originally called Tontrix the band comprised Mike...

Heaven 17

Glenn Gregory, the only son of a steel worker, was born in Sheffield and grew up on the Flower Council Estate in Shire Green,...

Human League

A lead singer with pierced nipples and half a head of hair, and two bits of Sheffield totty, discovered dancing in a disco. The band...

New Romantic

Each decade of popular music so far has its merits and its embarrassments. But perhaps the most derided of them all is the Eighties. Looking...

New Romantic Movement

The "New Romantic" movement was a new and distinctive music and fashion genre that sprang up in Britain in the early 80s as a...

Spandau Ballet

In September 1976, having just left school in Islington, North London, Gary Kemp formed power pop band The Makers with friends Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Steve...

Visage

Poster boys for the New Romantic movement until Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran came along, took their ball and ran off with it, Steve Strange's Visage had more of a...

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Full Monty, The (1997)

The Full Monty is a touching and often hilarious comedy based in the once thriving Yorkshire steel town of Sheffield - The “City of Steel” which...

Prom Night (1980)

While playing in a derelict building, four children accidentally kill a young girl and swear to cover it up. But six years later, as...

Cannibal Girls (1973)

This Canadian-produced horror spoof by future SCTV stars starts when a young couple, Clifford (Eugene Levy) and his girlfriend Gloria (Andrea Martin,) experience car trouble and...

Electric Horseman, The (1979)

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were well cast in Sydney Pollack's The Electric Horseman - He as a former rodeo champion now reduced to advertising breakfast...

Bo Diddley

Otha Ellas Bates was born on 30 December 1928 in McComb, Mississippi, and at the age of five, moved with his family to the south-side...

Penthouse, The (1967)

Married estate agent Bruce Victor (Terence Morgan) and his mistress, shop girl Barbara (Suzy Kendall,) are having a secret affair in a borrowed (and isolated)...

What’s Yours? – The preferred tipple of your favourite TV characters

Many TV shows are lubricated by alcohol, and the big American soaps would dry up and stop without it. The Rovers Return, The Queen Victoria...