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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...

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...

Heaven 17

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

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 Birmingham...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Marv Johnson

When Berry Gordy first started his Motor Town touring spectaculars (the precursors of the celebrated Motown revues) Marv Johnson was a headliner on an...

Lancelot Link Secret Chimp

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 2 (USA) This series featured real-life chimpanzees (with human voices overdubbed) acting out spy spoofs. Lance Link and Mata...

Princess Diana

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 9 7 Diana Frances Spencer was born in Sandringham, Norfolk in 1961. Her father, Lord Althorp, became the 8th...

1995

January 01 - Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, commits suicide in his prison cell. Prison officers discover the 53-year-old's body hanging...

Case Histories of Scotland Yard

1 9 5 5 (UK) This half-hour drama series based on actual Scotland Yard case files was introduced by noted journalist and criminologist Edgar Lustgarten and...

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

It's ironic that this sequel to the blockbuster that initiated the disaster movie cycle should effectively finish off the genre and the career of...

Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) Broadly based on fact, this series followed Wyatt Earp's career and catalogued his encounters with the...

Damned, The

The Damned formed in London in 1976. Former cemetery worker and aspiring graphic artist Dave Vanian (abridged from 'Transylvanian'; real name Dave Lett) teamed...