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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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1984 (1984)

Based on the novel by George Orwell and set in the totalitarian future state of Oceania, this is the story of citizen Winston Smith...

Haunting, The (1963)

In 1963's The Haunting, the spooks scare the living daylights out of Julie Harris and Claire Bloom, huddling together and paralysed with terror while listening...

Ral Donner

Ralph Stuart Emanuel Donner was born in Norwood Park, Chicago and sang in church as a child. He sang in local talent shows as...

Action Man

Action Man was another product from America, where he was launched under the name GI Joe by Hasbro in 1964. The backlash against the...

Kaftans

By the late 60s, the Kaftan was one of the favourite items of clothing in the Flower Children scene. Hippies were influenced by Eastern religions...

Bread

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 74 x 30 minute episodes The Boswell family, from Liverpool, are experts at living off Social Security...

Mona Lisa (1986)

Set in London’s sleazy criminal underworld, small-time ex-con George (Bob Hoskins) is reduced to chauffeuring beautiful, manipulative, West End call girl Simone (Cathy Tyson). Michael Caine is...

Felicity (1978)

17-year-old Felicity Robinson (played by unknown Canadian actress Glory Annen) lives at the Willows End Ladies College in Australia, where she finds herself uncontrollably turned on...