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Although there has been British pop success in recent years across the pond, with the likes of Adele and One Direction making waves, it doesn't compare to the last real period of British domination which was the early 1980s.
Fuelled by the innovative promo videos which populated the early days of MTV and with New Romantics at the forefront, British bands of the New Wave took the US by storm, with several acts scoring numbers ones and lengthy stays in the Billboard charts. When unpacked though, most of the British acts were considered one-offs and long-term success proved unsustainable...
Featuring performances from Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Dexys Midnight Runners, Bananarama, Culture Club, Eurythmics, Billy Idol and Wham!.