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The Cure

The Cure

Formed 1976, Crawley, UK as Malice, later Easy Cure, becoming The Cure in 1978: Robert Smith – vocals, guitar; Mick Dempsey – guitar, bass; Lol Tolhurst – drums. This line-up recorded début album Three Imaginary Boys (1979, #44) and early singles including Killing An Arab and Boys Don’t Cry. By 1980 Dempsey had left and been replaced by Simon Gallup (bass) and Matthieu Hartley (keyboards) in the first of countless line-up changes. read more

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Culture Club

Culture Club

Formed 1981, London, UK: Boy George (George O’Dowd) – vocals; Roy Hay – guitar; Mikey Craig – bass; Jon Moss – drums. George had been a part-time member of Bow Wow Wow under the name Lieutenant Lush, but when this … read more

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Born Declan McManus, 25 August 1954, London. Son of former bandleader Ross MacManus, Costello and his band The Attractions had scored several post-punk hits in the late ’70s including Watching The Detectives (1977, #15), (I Don’t Wanna Go To) Chelsea … read more