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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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Three Men And A Baby (1987)

The title says it all - bachelors Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Tom Selleck are left holding the baby abandoned on their doorstep, and...

Public Eye

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 87 x 60 minute episodes Sympathetically portrayed by Alfred Burke, poor old Frank Marker struggled to earn...

Galaxy Quest (1999)

In this enormously entertaining send-up of the Star Trek universe, a bunch of actors from a cult sci-fi TV show are mistaken for the...

ABC Comedy Hour, The

1 9 7 2 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes The ABC Comedy Hour screened between 12 January 1972 and 5 April 1972, and starred top impressionists of...

Uno

The cult card game was launched in 1972. It consists of four suits of 27 cards plus wild cards and special cards for skipping...

Dwight D (Ike) Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born on 14 October 1890, at Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover...

We Have Ways of Making You Laugh

1 9 6 8 (UK) Frank Muir headed up this 30-minute programme of "comedy, music and glee" on ITV for the newly appointed London Weekend Television...

Ratboy (1986)

Sondra Locke directs and stars in yet another tale of an exploited misfit. This time it's a half boy, half rat creature (SL Baird)...