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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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Don’t Spill The Beans

Don't Spill The Beans was popular during the late 60s and came from a games company called Schaper. The game was all about filling...

Band Aid

Bob Geldof (ex-Boomtown Rats) was watching television in October 1984 when he saw the news reports on the famine crisis in Ethiopia. Driven to...

Ray Bradbury Theater, The (A Twist In The Tale)

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 2 (UK/France/Canada) One of the most prolific novelists of the late 20th century, Ray Bradbury was accorded...

Key West

1 9 9 3 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes This hour-long Northern Exposure knockoff featured Seamus O'Neill (Fisher Stevens) - a bookish New Jersey factory worker...

Friday on My Mind

1 9 9 2 (UK) 3 x 50 minute episodes RAF pilot Peter Ross (Dafydd Emyr) and his squadron are on standby for deployment to the Gulf...

Shopping in the 1960s

With the arrival of more money in people's pockets to spend on both essentials and luxuries (first in the United States from the late...

Baileys of Balboa, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Widower Sam Bailey (Paul Ford) is the captain of the Island Princess (CF 2122...

Incredible Shrinking Woman, The (1981)

Lily Tomlin stars in this comedy as Pat Kramer, a frenetic American housewife who, falling victim to 20th-century technology, finds herself shrinking inch by...