Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet

Formed in Islington, London in 1979, Spandau Ballet is one of the successful bands that came out during the New Romantic era. The band is composed of brothers Martin Kemp and Gary Kemp on guitars, Tony Hadley on vocals, John Keele on drums and Steve Norman on saxophones. Their debut single “To … Read more

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads was an American rock band that is comprised of David Byrne on lead vocals and guitar, Jerry Harrison on keyboards and guitar, Chris Frantz on drums, and Tina Weymouth on bass. Talking Heads helped paved the way for new wave music to make … Read more

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Formed in London in 1981, Pet Shop Boys is an English synth-pop duo that is consist of Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant. The Pet Shop Boys was hailed by The Guinness Book of Records as the most successful duo in the UK. They have won three times in the Brit Awards, nominated … Read more

Run-DMC

Run DMC

Formed in Queens, New York, Run-DMC is an American hip-hop group that is composed of Darryl McDaniels, Jazon Mizell, and Joseph Simmons. They’re known to be one of hip-hop’s most influential acts and one of the most famous hip-hop groups that emerged in the 80’s. They were the first ever group in … Read more

R.E.M

R.E.M

Formed in Georgia in 1980, R.E.M is an American rock band that is composed of Bill Berry as the drummer, Peter Buck on guitars, Mike Mills on bass and back up vocals, and Michael Stipe on lead vocals. R.E.M was one of the pioneers of the alternative rock genre. Their single “Radio … Read more

New Order

New Order

Formed in 1980, New Order is an English rock band that was composed of Stephen Morris on drums, Bernard Summer on vocals and guitars, Gillian Gilbert on keyboards and Peter Hook on bass. They were formed after their previous band, Joy Division broke up after the suicide of band member Ian Curtis. … Read more

Men at Work

Men at Work

Formed in 1979, Men at Work are an Australian rock band with Colin Hay on lead vocals, Ron Strykert on lead guitar, Jerry Speiser on drums, John Rees on bass and Greg Ham on flute, saxophone and keyboards. They were the first Australian band that had a number one album and a … Read more

AC/DC

AC DC

History and Career AC/DC is one of the most influential hard rock bands from the 70’s, they are one of the defining sounds of rock and metal. With their minimalist style with huge and beating guitar chords that was paired by Scott’s larynx-shredding vocals, AC/DC have been imitated by different bands throughout … Read more

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, activist, producer and photographer. He was born on November 5, 1959 in Ontario,  Canada. He became famous in Canada and the United States when he released his album Cuts Like a Knife in 1983. Bryan Adams is also responsible for the hit songs “Run To … Read more

Culture Club

Culture Club

Culture Club was an English new wave band that is composed of Boy George on lead vocals, Jon Moss on drums and percussion, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards and Mikey Craig on bass guitar. Culture Club is one of the most influential groups of the 80’s. They created hit songs including … Read more

Def Leppard

Def Leppard

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed by a group of teenagers from Sheffield England in 1977. The band is composed of Rick Savage on bass, Pete Willis on guitars and Joe Elliott on vocals. Their name Def Leppard, comes from Elliott’s imaginary interview write ups for his English class. It … Read more

Depeche Mode

The whole group

Formed in Basildon, Essex in the 80’s, Depeche Mode is an electronic band that had more than 50 songs that entered the UK singles chart and a total of seventeen albums that entered the UK chart. Depeche Mode was very popular in the 80’s that they have sold more than 100 million … Read more

Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Formed in London in 1977, Dire Straits is an English rock band that is composed of  David Knopfler on rhythm guitars and back-up vocals, Mark Knopfler on lead vocals and lead guitars, Pick Withers on drums and percussion and John Illsley on bass and back up vocals. Over the years, they have … Read more

Eurythmics

Eurythmics

This British duo consists of Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart was formed  in the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga in 1980, the same year when Lennox’s and Stewart’s band The Tourists broke up. They found their global success when they released their album “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” … Read more

Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses

Also known as GNR, Guns N’ Roses is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California. They are one of the most popular rock bands of the 80’s with hit songs like “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, “Live and Let Die”, “Paradise City”, and “Patience”.  Guns N’ Roses has sold … Read more

Huey Lewis and the News

Huey Lewis and the News

Formed in San Francisco, California, Huey Lewis and the News had several hits during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. They had a total of 19 singles that entered the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 charts and Mainstream Rock Charts. Their album “Sports” was their most successful record. The album includes … Read more

Introduction to A-Ha

Introduction to A Ha

A-Ha, the synthpop group from Oslo, Norway, achieved brief popularity in the 80’s music era with “Take On Me” in 1985. The 3-piece band comprised of Magne Furuholmen, Pål Waaktaar and Morten Harket and founded in 1982. They reached the peak of popularity upon releasing the single “Take On Me,” the carrier … Read more

Rock Legends: U2

U2

  Introduction U2 is an Irish rock band formed Dublin. Led by lead vocalist Bono, the band transformed themselves from a popular touring act to bonafide superstars when their album The Joshua Tree became an international success during the 80s music era. U2 is known for their willful integration of many genres … Read more

Rock Legends: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Introduction Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is no doubt one of the 60s music era legends. The music magazine Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist of all time. His raw, energetic blues-influenced guitar playing has not failed to delight music audiences, whether classic rock fans or modern rock fans of the present. … Read more

One-Hit Wonder: Nena

Nena

  Introduction Nena was a German classic rock, post-punk and new wave group hailing from Berlin. The band was fronted by Gabriele Susanne Kerner, whose stage moniker “Nena” also became the band’s name. Nena rose to international stardom with their song “99 Luftballons” during the early 80s music era. Although a “one … Read more