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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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All Gas And Gaiters

1 9 6 6 (UK) 1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 33 x 30 minute episodes 1 x short special Another intelligent sitcom from the BBC, All...

Johnny Devlin

Johnny Devlin was born John Lockett Devlin on 11 May 1938 in New Zealand. Devlin's cover of Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1958) went to #1...

Don & The Goodtimes

    Don Gallucci Keyboards Joey Newman Guitar, vocals Jeff Hawks Saxophone, vocals Rob "Buzz" Overman Bass Bobby Holden Drums Jim Valley Guitar, vocals Charlie Coe Guitar, vocals Pierre Ouellette  Guitar Don McKinney Saxophone, vocals Dave Child  Bass

Beatbox

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) Though ostensibly a music TV programme, this Saturday afternoon show from the Australian ABC network was...

Girl Groups

The story of the 'girl group' sound, which reached its commercial and artistic peak in the early and mid-60s, is not just the story...

Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You had me at 'Hello'" After a sudden realisation of his moral vacuousness as a sports agent in charge of 72 clients, Jerry Maguire writes...

Big Glasses

Inside you there's a wacky, zany and crazy character just bursting to get out - but your problem is poor eyesight, and an aversion...

Stone Roses, The

It is hard to believe in retrospect, but The Stone Roses' eponymous debut album - now often cited as "the greatest British debut of...