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80's Pop Music

80's Pop Music

1980s pop music was fun, vibrant and flamboyant underpinned by synthetic sounds, catchy songs and strong fashion styling.

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AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants

Adam and the Ants were an English new wave band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group existed from 1977 to 1982.

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Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa

Lance Taylor AKA "Kevin Donovan", better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York.

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Al Foster performing at Market Hall, Brecon in 2002 photographed by William Ellis

Al Foster

Al Foster is an American jazz drummer. He is a versatile drummer who plays in musical styles ranging from bebop to free form to jazz/rock.

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Storm Thorgerson design of Alan Parson's On Air Album Cover from 1996

Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician, and record producer as well as his own group, the Alan Parsons Project.

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Amy Winehouse onstage at the V Festival in 2008, photograph taken by photographer Mark Mawston

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres.

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Annie Lennox, Eurythmics in a Nottingham hotel room in 1983 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Annie Lennox

After initial success with the The Tourists, she and David A. Stewart achieved major international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics.

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The Arctic Monkeys enjoying a beautiful day in Sheffield in 2004 photographed by Andy Willsher

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Matt Helders, and Nick O'Malley.

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B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues"

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978.

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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys, formed in 1981 in New York, are known for blending hardcore punk with hip-hop. They are the best selling rap group of all time

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Beck

Beck

Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Image of Beyonce used for the cover of her album Dangerously in Love

Beyoncé

Beyoncé is an international singer, successful businesswoman and cultural icon popularly known as 'Queen Bey'.

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Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol is an English musician, singer, songwriter & actor. He achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the punk rock band Generation X.

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Birthday Party, The

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

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Björk

Björk

Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965), known mononymously as Björk is an Icelandic singer-songwriter.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Blinker The Star's album August Everywhere

Blinker The Star

Montreal band, Blinker The Star were known for their heavy, ethereal, melancholic, brash and youthful style of alternative rock music

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Sheila Rock

Blondie

Blondie is a American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein that pioneered the New York new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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Blur

Blur

Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The band helped establish the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist & writer. He has been influential in popular music & culture for more than five decades.

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Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, & guitarist who achieved international fame & acclaim.

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The Bodysnatchers messing about in London in 1980.

The Bodysnatchers

The Bodysnatchers were a pioneering all-female ska band known for their infectious energy, rebellious spirit, and distinctive sound.

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Boy George photographed for The Face Magazine in 1982

Boy George

Boy George is one of the best known names in British music. He rose to fame in the 1980s as part of the New Romantic movement.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter & record producer best known for being the leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.

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Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

Described as "one of modern music's true innovators" with "a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity."

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana.

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Cat Anderson

Cat Anderson

Cat Anderson was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period playing with Duke Ellington's orchestra & his extremely wide range.

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (real name Yusuf Islam) is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist

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Storm Thorgerson design for Catherine Wheel's album Wishville

Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheel were an English alternative rock band from Great Yarmouth, formed in 1990 and active until 2000.

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Chic

Chic

Chic is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers & bassist Bernard Edwards.

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