November 19, 2020

The British Invasion of The 1980s - Episode 202


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Not only was there one British invasion, there was a SECOND British invasion to the United States, this time happening in the 1980s. Bands such as Duran Duran, Wham!, Phil Collins, The Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, Spandau Ballet, etc.. all had major hits in the 1980s and it was largely thanks to MTV starting. With American groups not really well versed in the art of music video making, the Brits had a wealth of material for the burgeoning new music television station to plumb. Who remembers Human League's seminal video for 'Don't You Want Me'? A quick search on YouTube will refresh your memories no doubt! You'll more than likely fall down a 1980s British music artists hole on YouTube though!

Who is your favourite 80s British artist?

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