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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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Fast Show, The

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) Harry Enfield had dominated the sketch comedy genre for several years. Paul Whitehouse had written and...

Hello

The front room of a house in Edmonton (suburban North London) is hardly the best setting for any group, but Hello's performance in their...

Tom (1973)

A white Vietnam veteran goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives...

Woman In A Dressing Gown (1957)

After 20 years of marriage, feckless and domestically untidy Amy Preston (Yvonne Mitchell) finds she cannot compete with an attractive younger woman for the...

Zapped! (1982)

An entertaining cross between Porky's and Carrie which stars Scott Baio, alias Chachi from Happy Days, as a nerdy high-school kid who gets zapped...

Quiz Show (1994)

Robert Redford's Quiz Show unveils the insidious corruption at the heart of Twenty One, America's favourite TV show in the 1950s, capturing the look and atmosphere of...

Wild Life, The (1984)

This tale of teenage post-high-school hi-jinks in a singles apartment complex in the LA suburbs was written by Cameron Crowe before he made his...

Big Train

1 9 9 8 (UK) 2 0 0 2 (UK) Whilst Britain was mesmerised by The Fast Show, a vastly superior sketch show appeared on BBC2. Big Train was in the Monty...