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Nick Heyward - 100% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 May 1961, Beckenham, Kent, England. The original lead vocalist in UK pop act Haircut 100, Heyward left for a solo career in late 1982. Early the following year he returned with a couple of chart hits, ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ and ‘Take That Situation’, both close to the ‘boy next door blue-eyed soul’ style developed by his former group. His de Read more

Altered Images - 63% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, this Scottish pop ensemble featured Clare Grogan (17 March 1962, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass), Tony McDaid (guitar), and Michael ‘Tich’ Anderson (drums). Even before their recorded debut, Grogan found herself cast in a film, Gregory’s Girl, by director Bill Forsyth. In 1980, Altered Ima Read more

Heaven 17 - 62% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An offshoot project from the UK production company BEF, this synthpop band featured the keyboards duo Ian Craig Marsh (11 November 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and Martyn Ware (b. 19 May 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and vocalist Glenn Gregory (b. 16 May 1958, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Heaven 17’s first UK hit was the dance-orientated ‘(We Don& Read more

Fun Boy Three - 44% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Specials topped the UK charts in June 1981 with the spellbinding ‘Ghost Town’ few would have guessed that three of their members would depart immediately to form an offshoot group. By October, Terry Hall (19 March 1959, Coventry, England; vocals), Neville Staple(s) (vocals/drums) and Lynval Golding (b. 24 July 1951, Coventry, England; guitar) had launched Read more

Thompson Twins - 44% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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ABC - 42% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

China Crisis - 40% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool, England-based band was formed in 1979 around the core of Gary Daly (10 May 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; vocals) and Eddie Lundon (b. 9 June 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; guitar). In 1982, their first single, ‘African And White’, initially on the independent Inevitable label, was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records and made a crit Read more

Aztec Camera - 39% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This acclaimed band was formed in 1980 by Roddy Frame (29 January 1964, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland), as a vehicle for his songwriting talents. The other members, Campbell Owens (bass), and Dave Mulholland (drums), soon passed through, and a regular turnover in band members ensued while Frame put together the songs that made up 1983’s exceptionally strong Read more

Fiction Factory - 38% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Haysi Fantayzee - 37% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This colourful London, England-based disco trio comprised Jeremy Healy (Jeremiah Healy, 18 January 1962, Woolwich, London, England), Kate Garner (b. 9 July 1953, Wigan, Lancashire, England) and the less conspicuous Paul Caplin. Garner was formerly a fashion photographer, Healy was a disc jockey, and Caplin a keyboard player with Animal Magnet. Heavily touted in the clubs, th Read more

General Public - 36% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Birmingham, England-based Beat disbanded, the band’s two vocalists, Dave Wakeling (19 February 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England) and Ranking Roger (b. Roger Charlery, 21 February 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England), formed General Public with ex-Specials bass player Horace Panter (b. Stephen Graham Panter, 20 August 1953, Croydon, Surrey, England), Read more

Human League - 36% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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The Human League - 36% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Dream Academy - 35% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This 80s UK band comprised Nick Laird-Clowes (guitar/vocals, ex-the Act), Gilbert Gabriel (keyboards) and Kate St. John (vocals/oboe/saxophone, ex-Ravishing Beauties). Laird-Clowes, who as a child experienced the last days of the London underground movement at first hand, revived memories of that earlier era with the polished folky-pop ‘Life In A Northern Town’, dedic Read more

Scritti Politti - 35% match to Haircut 100

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by a group of Leeds, England-based art students in 1978, by the time of their first single, ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’, the nucleus of Scritti Politti was Green Gartside (Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1956, Cardiff, Wales; vocals/guitar), Matthew Kay (keyboards) and Tom Morley (drums) and Nial Jinks (bass, departed 1980). At this stage, the band was explicitly Read more


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