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New Wave

New Wave is often remembered more for skinny ties and silly haircuts than for musical merits. The Police, Elvis Costello, The Cars and Blondie all lent some respect to the...

Police, The

Originally known as Strontium 90, The Police was formed by American drummer Stewart Copeland in January 1977. Copeland (who had previously been in Curved Air) remembered Sting,...

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has probably the greatest ear for melody in the modern world - but this is not just a pop melody composing genius...

Devo

Devo was formed in Akron, Ohio (the rubber town 40 miles away from Cleveland) in 1972 by Kent State art students Jerry Casale and...

Go-Go’s, The

The Go-Go's formed in 1978 as The Misfits - The line-up, at the time, consisted of Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar, vocals), Charlotte...

Cars, The

The Cars were the most successful American New Wave band in the late 70s/early 80s. With their sleek, mechanical pop-rock, the band racked up a string...

Blondie

It was in 1973, at New York's Boburn Tavern, that former Playboy bunny waitress Deborah Harry met Chris Stein. She was performing as one-third of The Stilettos,...

B-52’s, The

The B-52's formed in 1977 in Athens, Georgia. Kate Pierson had been playing in a folk protest band called The Sun Donuts while raising...

Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles is a cult figure among other designers but is barely known outside the field. Unlike contemporaries and followers like Peter Saville, Neville...

CBGBs

The New York club that propelled American rock into the 1970s by launching unsigned and untried bands such as Television, Talking Heads and The Ramones, was started by...

Specials, The/Special AKA

Though short-lived, The Specials Mk I were punk's multi-racial idealism made flesh. The group came together almost by osmosis, gathering together the remnants of...

Elvis Costello

Born Declan McManus in Paddington in 1954, his family moved to Liverpool when he was 13 where he began writing songs. His father, Ross McManus, was a...

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Blade Runner (1982)

Early in the 21st century, the Tyrell Corporation advanced robot evolution into the Nexus phase - a synthetic being virtually identical to a human...

Black Oak Arkansas

Black Oak Arkansas (the band) put Black Oak, Arkansas (their hometown - population 272) on the map in 1973 with their number one remake...

Napoleon and Love

1 9 7 4 (UK) 9 x 60 minute episodes Featuring an illustrious cast headed by Ian Holm, this nine-part dramatised account of the life and loves...

Misadventures of Merlin Jones, The (1964)

A college genius (Tommy Kirk) accidentally develops a means of reading minds. Turning this new ability to good use - in contrast to the...

Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977)

Billy (Jack Kruschen), the stuttering janitor at a local high school, is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for...

Follow Me

1 9 7 7 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes With Follow Me, HTV once more suggested that Bristol was the world centre of seaborne crime. Young Tom Dawes...

Bare Essence

1 9 8 3 (USA) 11 x 60 minute episodes Patricia Louise (Tyger) Hayes (Genie Francis) was six years old when her mother, Roberta (Bobbi) Hayes (Jennifer O'Neill)...

Hunt The Shunt

Britain's coolest Grand Prix driver of the '70s. James Hunt smoked fags while he was racing. He wore too much gold jewellery. He could...