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Kool and the Gang

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In 1979, Kool & the Gang unveiled a smooth new sound with Ladies Night. Produced by the legendary Pop/Jazz musician Eumir Deodato, it became their first platinum album. The #1 R&B title track reached #8 at Pop. It was followed by Too Hot (#3 R&B, #5 Pop). The 80’s would […]

Nik Kershaw

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Nik Kershaw exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on […]

Kajagoogoo

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Kajagoogoo originate from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Once a 4 piece band under the name of Art Nouveau. Nick was just 17 years old, Steve, 22, Stuart 19 and Jez 21. Described as a futuristic avant garde band, they released ‘Fear Machine’ a limited edition single where only 1000 copies were […]

Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson wasn’t merely the biggest pop star of his era, shaping the sound and style of the ’70s and ’80s; he was one of the defining stars of the 20th century, a musician who changed the contours of American culture. A preternaturally gifted singer and dancer, Jackson first rose […]

Nick Beggs

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Nick Beggs is currently the bass player for Steven Wilson and Kim Wilde. Over the years he has played with a huge number of artists including his own band Kajagoogoo, Steve Hackett and John Paul Jones. Nick Beggs hit the big time in 1983 notably as the bass player with […]

Matt Bianco

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Matt Bianco is a UK group formed in 1982 by Mark Reilly (vocals),Danny White (keyboards) and the late Kito Poncioni (bass) , all originally members of the band Blue Rondo A La Turk. For their first album “Whose Side Are You On ?” they hired unknown polish vocalist Basia Trzetrzelewska. […]

Madness

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English ska band from Camden Town, north London, who formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late-1970s and early-1980s two-tone ska revival, they continue to perform with six of the seven members of their original line-up.[2] Madness achieved most of their success in the early to […]

Linx

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Linx were a British soul/funk band consisting of David Grant, Bob Carter (keyboards), Andy Duncan (drums), Canute Edwards (guitar) and Peter Martin (bass) (aka Sketch). After their first hit in 1980, the band slimmed down to a duo of Grant and Martin. They had six entries on the UK Singles […]

Marilyn

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Peter Robinson (born November 3, 1962), better known as Marilyn, is a cross-dressing singer who reached fame with his song “Calling Your Name” in the 1980s. Marilyn was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up in Hertfordshire, England as part of a musical family and was influenced by the songs […]