|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
This UK band was formed in 1977 by Andy Ellison (Andrew Ellison, 5 July 1946, Leatherhead, Surrey, England; vocals), Ian MacLeod (b. Benfleet, Essex, England; guitar) and Martin Gordon (b. 1954, Hertfordshire, England; bass), all of whom were previously members of Jet. Drummer Steve Parry completed the line-up of a group engendering considerable interest through its association with Johns Children (Ellison) and Sparks (Gordon). A series of tongue-in-cheek singles, including Dirty Pictures and Nervous Wreck, captured the quartets brand of quirky pop punk, but although the latter reached the fringes of the Top 40, the band was unable to achieve consistent success. Trevor White, also ex-Sparks, was later added to the line-up but Gordons departure in December 1978 undermined any lingering potential and Radio Stars disbanded the following year.
Ellison and White subsequently undertook several low-key...