Mike and Michelle Jackson
Mike and Michelle Jackson were an Australian multi-instrumental duo principally known as children's entertainers. Between 1979 and 1986, the pair featured in a national TV Show (Playmates on ABC Telev...
Persian Risk
Persian Risk are a heavy metal band from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era formed in 1979 and hailing from Cardiff, Wales. The brainchild of ex-Stoned Soul Party guitarist Phil Campbell, he recr...
The Arrows (Canadian band)
The Arrows were a Canadian 1980s new wave band.
The Arrows were formed in 1981 by vocalist Dean McTaggart and drummer Michael Sloski. Following the Daniel Lanois-produced independent song "Misunde...
Fecal Matter (band)
Fecal Matter was a short lived punk rock band from Aberdeen, Washington, formed in 1985 by Kurt Cobain, the future frontman of the grunge band Nirvana, and Dale Crover of The Melvins. A later version ...
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Jobs for a Change

The Greater London Council, the city's local authority from 1964 to 1986, ran two major popular-music festivals to highlight what it was doing to fight unemployment under Margaret Thatcher's gove...
Culture Club
Culture Club are an English band that were formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). T...
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Floy Joy (band)
Floy Joy was an English soul and jazz-influenced pop group formed in Sheffield, England, who recorded two albums and had minor success with a small few singles.
The band formed in 1983, consisting...
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Tales of Terror (band)
Tales of Terror was a Sacramento hardcore punk band which was active from 1982 until 1986. Some, including Kurt Cobain and Mark Arm, cite Tales of Terror as a key inspiration for the then-burgeoning ...
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Trans-X
Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are known for their hit song "Living on Video" which charted world wide.
Trans-X was started by Canadian musician Pa...
Neu!
Neu! (trademarked NEU! in block capitals, German: New!, [ˈnɔʏ]) was a German krautrock band formed by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother after their split from Kraftwerk in the early 1970s. Though Ne...
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Big Sound Authority
Big Sound Authority were an English pop band.The group was formed in 1983 after Tony Burke (ex-Directions) and Julie Hadwen both wrote to Paul Weller who was looking for new artists for his then emerg...
Lionheart (band)
Lionheart was a British hard rock band formed in late 1980, originally featuring singer Jess Cox (ex-Tygers of Pan Tang), guitarist Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), guitarist Steve Mann (ex-Liar), ba...
The Belle Stars
The Belle Stars were an all female British pop/rock band, founded in London in 1980 by former members of the 2 Tone ska revival band, The Bodysnatchers.
After The Bodysnatchers broke up, guitarist...
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Vicious Pink
Vicious Pink was a synthpop duo formed in Leeds, England in 1981, and active until 1986.
With a catchy sound and a penchant for highly provocative and sexualized lyrics, the band's music was aimed...
Neon Christ
Neon Christ was an American Hardcore Punk band from Atlanta, Georgia, Pioneers of Power Violence the band was formed in 1983. Its core members were Randy DuTeau (vocals), William DuVall (guitar), Dann...
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Black Flag (band)
Black Flag is an American hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. The band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member through m...
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Utopia (band)
Utopia is an American rock band. In its initial incarnation, in 1973-75, the group was a progressive rock band with a fluid membership known as "Todd Rundgren's Utopia". By 1976, the group was known...
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Genetic Control
Genetic Control is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Montreal, whose "First Impressions" single is a sought after item for punk record collectors. They existed from 1983 to 1986, and then reunited in...
Greater London Council
The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to 1986. It replaced the earlier London County Council (LCC) which had covered a muc...
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Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy...
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The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. For ...
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Final Warning
Final Warning was a Portland, Oregon-based hardcore punk band active from 1982 to 1986. While the band is little known outside the Pacific Northwest, they were influential as one of the early hardcore...
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Strange Cruise
Strange Cruise was a short-lived 1980s British pop rock group, fronted by former Visage singer Steve Strange and Wendy Cruise (aka Wendy Wu, the former singer of The Photos). The band released only on...
Random Gender
Random Gender were a Wiltshire Progressive Garage band founded in 1982 by twin brothers Jon and Simon Cousins; who later went on to be prominent members of Wiltshire folk rockers Ophiuchus and Liverpo...
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Mittageisen (band)
mittageisen is a Swiss dark wave band of the early 1980s.The name refers to "Mittageisen", a single by Siouxsie and the Banshees that makes use of a John Heartfield photomontage on the cover. This pic...
Etron Fou Leloublan
Etron Fou Leloublan (French for "Crazy Shit, The White Wolf" or "Mad Shit, the White Wolf"), also known as EFL, were a French avant-garde rock band founded in 1973 by actor and saxophonist Chris Chane...
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Greater London Council leadership of Ken Livingstone

Inspired by the Bennites, Livingstone planned a GLC take-over; on 18 October 1979, he called a meeting of Labour leftists entitled "Taking over the GLC", beginning publication of monthly newslett...
Greater London Council leadership of Ken Livingstone - Wikipedia
Skeleton Crew (band)
Skeleton Crew was a United States experimental rock and jazz group from 1982 to 1986, comprising core members Fred Frith (guitar) and Tom Cora (cello), with Zeena Parkins (harp) joining later. Best k...
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