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The Dream Academy

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The Dream Academy were a 1980s British folk rock band, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. They are most noted for their hit single, Life in a Northern Town. All three members of the band remain active recording musicians, each with their […]

Def Leppard

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With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick ‘Sav’ Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over […]

Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive were an English pop band formed in 1980 in Liverpool. The band found success in the mid-1980s, releasing seven singles that made the UK Top 40 and three albums on the UK Top 30. They were the first band under the production team of Stock Aitken Waterman […]

Terence Trent D’Arby

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D’Arby’s debut solo album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, is his best-known commercial work.The album produced hits including “If You Let Me Stay”, “Dance Little Sister”, “Sign Your Name”, and the number one hit “Wishing Well”. D’Arby expressed a high opinion of his […]

David Bowie

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The 80s Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps was released that same September. Produced by Bowie and Visconti, David’s first album of the new decade was preceded by his first UK #1 single, Ashes to Ashes, which resurrected and ruminated on the fate of the Major Tom character from Space Oddity. […]

Depeche Mode

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Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group as of now consists of a trio of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, co-lead vocals and main songwriting), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak […]

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