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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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200 Motels (1971)

Taking a leaf out of the cute anarchy of A Hard Day's Night (1964), directors Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer invest Zappa's own music (performed...

Moonlighting

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) 1 x 60 minute pilot 65 x 60 minute episodes An unusual comedy/drama where the characters all knew...

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

This second sequel has nothing to do with the first and second films in the Halloween series and Michael Myers is nowhere in sight. In Santa Mira, California,...

Microdisney

Microdisney formed in Cork, Eire, in 1980 but there was little cohesion in early lineups. After settling on a traditional format of guitar, bass, keyboards...

Capital City

1 9 8 9 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Capital City was really the drama series we had to have. So full of its time, it came...

Members, The

The Members formed in London's commuter suburb of Camberley, Surrey, in the winter of 1976. Nicky Tesco, a political science graduate working as an...

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space

1 9 7 2 (USA) 16 x 30 minute episodes When the bumbling Alexandra accidentally launched Josie and the Pussycats into outer space, they travelled through the galaxy...