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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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Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

Crooked trade union leader Jake MacIllaney (James Cagney) will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters...

Ford Escort

As well as the Cortina getting the flared treatment, it's little brother the Escort had a make-over in 1970 when the Mexico model (the...

Lyndon B Johnson

1 9 0 8 - 1 9 7 3 Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas, and trained as a teacher and lawyer. While working...

Reggae

"White kids have lost their heroes; Jagger has become a wealthy socialite, Dylan a mellowed, home-loving man, even Lennon has little to say. So along comes this guy with amazing...

Big Knife, The (1955)

An intelligent, haunting film full of wonderful performances, particularly from Jack Palance (never better) and Rod Steiger as, respectively, the movie star Charles Castle,...

Osmonds, The

The singing Osmond siblings from Utah - Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Donny - had been performing together for nearly 10 years before they...

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

A weak priest provides the blood that revives the evil Count Dracula and becomes his servant in a typical dose of vampire flesh-creeping from...

Maggie

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) 8 x 30 minute episodes Miriam Flynn starred as Maggie Weston in this comedy created by Erma...