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Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England. After an initially chequered, then immensely successful career leading Adam And The Ants, Goddard went solo in early 1982. For support, he retained old musical partner Marco Pirroni and relaunched himself with the frantic Goody Two Shoes, which hit number 1 in the UK in May. The average Friend Or Foe followed at number 9, but thereafter the spell was broken. Phil Collins was recruited as producer to halt Adams sudden decline and the pantomime-influenced Puss In Boots duly made the Top 5. The revival was only temporary, however, and by the end of 1983, Adams chart career was practically non-existent. The original god of the New Pop seemed commercially bankrupt, his place taken by new idols such as Duran Duran, Culture Club and Wham! Even an appearance at Live Aid in 1985 with Vive Le Rock could only produce a number 50 UK chart entry...