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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 28-Sep-19 15:47:36

City of origin of the band ‘they might be giants’... and go...

DrFoxtrot Sat 28-Sep-19 16:34:04

New York grin

DrFoxtrot Sat 28-Sep-19 16:34:56

Posted too soon blush

What was the best selling UK single in the 1980's?

whatthehek Sat 28-Sep-19 16:44:15

Has to be Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid.

Which group was Professor Brian Cox in during 90s?

Soontobe60 Sat 28-Sep-19 16:46:57


Which district of Manchester do the Gallagher brothers come from?

homemadecommunistrussia Sat 28-Sep-19 18:11:53


Which early nineties band did Gorillas drummer Cass used to play in?

Soontobe60 Sat 28-Sep-19 23:52:51

Sensless Things

Which concert hall that closed in 1996 was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre?

BenWillbondsPants Sun 29-Sep-19 06:00:34

Free Trade Hall

Which band had a hit in 1986 with song called Imagination?

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 06:26:40

Belouis Some

What song do these lyrics come from? "Like a break in the clouds and the first ray of sun, I can feel it inside something new has begun"

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 06:55:45

For the very first time - Robin Beck. Name the band from Cumbria whose lead singer was Elizabeth Fraser....

custardbear Sun 29-Sep-19 07:02:08

Cocteau twins

... that Robin Beck song was the coke theme wasn't it?!

My question .... who was in a band in the 1980's /90's but now has a more Godly type job and often on the radio/telly in this role - name and former band please 😊

keiratwiceknightly Sun 29-Sep-19 07:08:38

Rev Richard Coles - the communards.

Which girls band were both Belinda Carlisle and Jane Whedlan in?

BenWillbondsPants Sun 29-Sep-19 07:09:52

Rev Richard Coles from The Communards (follow him on Twitter, very witty chap).

Who was/is Stuart Goddard better known as?

BenWillbondsPants Sun 29-Sep-19 07:11:06

X post

The GoGos

How many red balloons did Nena sing about (too easy, I know). 😂

Cat0115 Sun 29-Sep-19 07:12:15

Adam Ant.
Which band sang a song that had 'Covered wagon, medicine show...' as a line.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 29-Sep-19 07:13:57

Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin were in The Go-Go's.

What single kept A-Ha's Take On Me off the No. 1 spot (not that I'm still bitter all these years later...)

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 07:16:58

...big audio dynamite. Which 80s female singer did the lead singer, Dan Donovan marry?

custardbear Sun 29-Sep-19 07:27:10

Two answers as one missed above

Patsy Kensit

Which duo, one very well known, had a catchy song about paranoia?

BenWillbondsPants Sun 29-Sep-19 07:30:02

Michael Jackson and Rockwell.

Which school teacher joined the Police?

TheStoreRoom Sun 29-Sep-19 07:33:02


Which indie band had a song caller Inbeteeener?

TheStoreRoom Sun 29-Sep-19 07:33:41


KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 07:34:13


What song do these lyrics belong to: Take your passion, and make it happen

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 07:35:33

Flashdance (what a feeling) by Irene Cara.

Who wrote the Bangles' Manic Monday?

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 07:36:32

Inbetweener was Sleeper. Which punk/goth band released a cover of a classic Paul Ryan song?

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 07:36:45


Who sang License To Kill

BenWillbondsPants Sun 29-Sep-19 07:38:00


Which two members of New Kids on the Block were brothers?

smoooth Sun 29-Sep-19 07:42:16

Jordan and Jonathan Knight.

Who played lead guitar on Siousxie and the Banshees' 'Dear Prudence'?

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 07:49:03

Gladys knight. Who wrote The One and Only performed by Chesney Hawkes?

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 07:54:47

Robert Smith. Who sang The Chauffeur?

Moonmelodies Sun 29-Sep-19 08:04:24

erm, Cocteau Twins were not from Cumbria.

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 08:05:51

moonmelodies weren't they? I'm blaming DP as that info came from him blush

MarthasGinYard Sun 29-Sep-19 08:08:18

'Who sang The Chauffeur?'

Duran Duran

Where are Alphaville Big in?

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 08:14:59

Missed answer.

Who wrote The One and Only performed by Chesney Hawkes

Nik Kershaw.

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 08:15:23


Who sang 'I Wanna Wake Up With You'

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 08:19:24

Boris Gardiner

Where did Phil Oakey meet Susan and Joanne?

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 08:21:30

The Crazy Daisy nightclub in Sheffield.

Name Culture Club's drummer

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 08:22:54

Jon Moss

Name the members of A-Ha

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 08:28:50

Morten, mags and pal
Name the song 'we'll go to peep shows, casinos, we'll go where people go to let go'

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 08:32:37

Saturday Night by Suede

Name It Bites's most successful song?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 08:46:26

Calling all the heroes
Which band was Captain Sensible a member of ?

MarthasGinYard Sun 29-Sep-19 08:51:59

The Damned

Who sang about 'fantasy island'

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 09:05:33

Tight Fit
What does Jonny hate ?

Bluesheep8 Sun 29-Sep-19 09:06:59

Jazz. Who sang king in a Catholic style?

FreshwaterBay Sun 29-Sep-19 09:14:07

China Crisis

Whose father was a farm labourer who looked after pit ponies?

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 09:17:08

Bryan Ferry

Who did he lose his model girlfriend to?

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 09:20:49

Mick Jagger.

What are the first names of Stock, Aitken and Waterman?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 09:43:52

Mike, Matt and Pete
Who did Smash Hits refer to as Ken ?

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 09:55:02

Excellent question @tommyshaircut!

Craig Logan of Bros

Who sang the opening line in the original Do They Know It's Christmas?

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 09:58:00

Paul Young

Who sang Fade To Grey

borisjib Sun 29-Sep-19 10:00:28


Who joined Waddle to ‘sing’Diamond Lights?

ThisIsTheGreatestShow Sun 29-Sep-19 10:24:56


Who sang "you're my favourite waste of time"

neweeeyebrows Sun 29-Sep-19 10:30:14

Owen Paul.

What was Madonna’s first UK number one.

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 10:30:35

Owen Paul ? And I think he had a picture disc because my sister had it ,who sang a good heart these days is hard to find?

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 10:31:20

Without googling was it Holiday?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 10:31:25

Owen Paul - had that on a Now album.
Who told you to 'hold a chicken in the air' ?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 10:32:01

Fergal Sharkey! 💓
Name members of the Travelling Willburys...

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 10:32:08

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Feargal Sharkey

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 10:32:54

Spirting image - but was there a ‘real band’ behind it though

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 10:34:56

Did they not on Agadoo which had equally ridiculous lyrucs, ? Who went star tracking across the universe ?

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 10:35:42


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 10:40:21

I may be getting confused but wasn’t that the time lords who became the klf?

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 11:12:49

Star Trekking was The Firm.

Three songs with the same title were hits in the same year. What was the title, who were the artists and what was the year?

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 11:40:26

The Power of Love 1985

Jennifer Rush
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Huey Lewis and the News

Which frontman did Chrissie Hynde marry?

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 11:46:42

Jim Kerr

What was Shakin' Stevens first number one hit?

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 12:11:17

Green door? We used to have the album on tape ,it weather long ago!

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 29-Sep-19 12:50:25

Nobody answered my question 😢 but weirdly the answer IS on this thread as the answer to another question...

KatherineJaneway Sun 29-Sep-19 13:14:39


Jennifer Rush - Power Of Love kept A-ha from number one

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 16:07:40

We need more Q's !
Who opened Live Aid ?

bookwormsforever Sun 29-Sep-19 16:12:08

Charles and Diana?

How many number one singles did Shakin’ Stevens have in the 80s?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 16:23:47

Which song did George Michael write on the bus ?

x2boys Sun 29-Sep-19 16:48:40

Careless wisper? Who are Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith better known as?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 16:56:25

Madonna's first number one was Into the groove.

Curt Smith and Roland are Tears for Fears.

Who can be heard demanding "I want my MTV" on Dire Straits' Money for nothing?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 17:04:31

Sing! Who sang backing for Heaven 17?

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 17:12:09

Status Quo opened Live Aid with Rockin' All Over the World.

Sting sang BV on Money for Nothing.

Carol Kenyon sang on Temptation for Heaven 17.

Which other Sheffield group was Martin Ware of Heaven 17 formerly associated with?

noideaatallreally Sun 29-Sep-19 17:22:24

Human League

Which Birmingham nightclub hosted Duran Duran's early live performances?

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sun 29-Sep-19 17:32:00

Martin Ware was in BEF
Who links The Eurythmics, Donna Summer, Julio Iglesias and Chaka Khan?

wowfudge Sun 29-Sep-19 17:32:37

Rum Runner.

How many singles did John Lennon have in the top 10 after his death?

ALongHardWinter Sun 29-Sep-19 18:20:21

Who was the biggest selling female artist of the 80s?

bookwormsforever Sun 29-Sep-19 18:23:39


Name three number ones by Duran Duran.

ALongHardWinter Sun 29-Sep-19 18:30:06


LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 18:32:43

They were all pretty bad... Rio, Wild Boys, View to a Kill.

Female guitarist on the cramps (stage name I guess)

TinDogTavern Sun 29-Sep-19 18:47:49

Duran Duran had two (UK) number ones - Is there Something I should know? And The Reflex.

Poison Ivy from the Cramps.

What's Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz real name?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 18:52:45

That wasn’t her real name? She chose that as her stage name?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sun 29-Sep-19 18:53:34

(Just cheated and googled her - ok it’s a slight improvement)

bookwormsforever Sun 29-Sep-19 20:31:06

This ole house was Shaky’s first UK number one! @KatherineJaneway

Who sang ‘Let’s Go’?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 20:49:42

Duran Duran had 3 number ones I think.
Hungry like the wolf
Save a prayer

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 20:51:17

Sorry, that was top 10s in the same year rather than number ones - just checked.

isabellerossignol Sun 29-Sep-19 21:01:37

Who performed at both the UK and US Live Aid concerts?

bookwormsforever Sun 29-Sep-19 21:03:25


tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 21:04:00

Phil Collins
Who was Pete Waterman's tea boy ?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 21:07:11

Pete Waterman's tea boy was Rick Astley.

What links Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure?

TwoIsQuiteEnoughThankYou Sun 29-Sep-19 21:15:08

To paraphrase Alan Partridge "Stop getting Duran wrong!"

CandyLeBonBon Sun 29-Sep-19 21:16:18

Vince Clarke.
Who did John taylor if Duran Duran Marry (the first time)?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 21:16:19

It's Vince Clarke but I can't think of anymore questions!

isabellerossignol Sun 29-Sep-19 21:18:23

Amanda de Cadanet?

xsquared Sun 29-Sep-19 21:22:02

Amanda de Cadanet is correct...

<<resists temptation to jump in with a question>>

Violetparis Sun 29-Sep-19 21:24:33

Correcting an earlier answer, the Gallagher brothers are from Burnage not Longsight.

What is the name of the club in Liverpool which was legendary in the early 80s for showcasing bands such as Echo and The Bunnymen, Dead or Alive, Teardrop Explodes etc ?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 21:27:49

Eric's ?

tommyshaircut Sun 29-Sep-19 21:29:00

What was the famous New Romantic club in London ?

Violetparis Sun 29-Sep-19 21:33:34

Correct tommyshaircut, can't think of the name of the London club, been past it in Sloane Square on a tourist bus.

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