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It Bites

It Bites are a rock band formed in Egremont, Cumbria, England, in 1982. It Bites reformed in 2006. Original singer and guitarist Francis Dunnery has been replaced by John Mitchell (Kino (UK), Arena, The Urbane). Bassist Dick Nolan was replaced in 2008 with Lee Pomeroy. The current band members are:
John Mitchell (vocals, guitar), John Beck (keyboards), Lee Pomeroy (bass), Bob Dalton (drums)

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The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls were a American girl group whose members were Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes Armstead. They are best known for their 1982 hit "It's Raining Men". Although the group is considered a one hit wonder, they were previously known as Two Tons O' Fun, under which name they recorded the number 2 American Billboard Disco chart hit "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" (1980) and the number 29 American R&B chart hit "Just Us" (1980). They also backed Sylvester.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a british rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy.

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy-winning multi-platinum American rock/soul singer, songwriter, actress, and author. She is the most successful female rock artist of all time. She started her storied career by joining Ike Turner to form The Ike & Tina Turner Revue in 1960. They had a string of hits like "Fool in Love", "I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine", a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary", and the autobiographical "Nutbush City Limits" and were widely admired by their audiences and peers.

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The Buggles

The Buggles were a UK electro-pop band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes (percussion and keyboards) and Bruce Woolley. The Buggles' sound was characterised by a deliberately synthetic quality in keeping with the technological subject matter of their songs. The Buggles had a smash hit with the first single from their debut album, The Age Of Plastic. Video Killed The Radio Star was famously the 1st music video ever played on MTV (on August 1, 1981).

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Moses

There are several bands called Moses. This one is the UK based alt folk siblings. Moses are an alternative folk band based around brothers Paul & David Mosley.
Formed in 1998 their debut single 'No-one's home' was playlisted by BBC Radio 2 and the parent album 'The Swimming Zoo' was one of BBC 6musics albums of the year. Touring everywhere from Glastonbury to the Royal Festival Hall via an Amsterdam Brothel and with everyone from Shane MacGowan to Mistys Big Adventure they gave show stealing performances at festivals aorund Europe.

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Haircut 100

Haircut One Hundred (also known as Haircut 100) was a pop music band, formed in 1980 by Nick Heyward, Les Nemes, Graham Jones, Phil Smith, Mark Fox, and Blair Cunningham. They were successful from the beginning, with their 1981 single Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) setting the stage for the breakthrough success of the album Pelican West (1982). The single Love Plus One was even bigger than anything previous, and Haircut 100 seemed poised for stardom just as Heyward decided to seek a solo career.

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Samantha Fox

Samantha Karen "Sam" Fox (born April 15, 1966 in Mile End, London, England) is a former English glamour model and singer. In the mid-1980s, she started a successful singing career, working with notable music producers such as Stock Aitken Waterman and Full Force. Her debut single, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)", released when she was just 20 years old, made the Top 10 in England and topped the charts in many countries.

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Any Trouble

Any Trouble are a British rock band, originating from Crewe, England, best known for the early 1980s recordings. The band reformed in 2007. Any Trouble was an underappreciated bright spot on Stiff Records, a label which had no shortage of talented artists. Bandleader Clive Gregson's appearance, hardened love songs, and vocal style may have led to comparisons to Elvis Costello, but they were no second-rate rip-off -- each of their four albums revealed a songwriter of unique talent and a more-than-capable band to execute the songs.

Read more about Any Trouble on Last.fm.

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