Just don’t call us New Romantics


➤ … except of course
I was actually the first …

❏ Fine vintage footage of the original Blitz Kids turning their club into a fashion runway in its heyday [above], discovered while Spandau Ballet were researching their documentary biopic Soul Boys of the Western World, being released in the UK in October 2014. Most of the black-and-white stills in this sequence were taken by Shapersofthe80s.

Life as a photo call: Dick, Clare-with-the-hair and George on the town 1981. © Shapersofthe80s

Steve Strange at Facebook

Rusty Egan at Facebook

Princess Julia at Facebook

Les incroyables: Greg Davis, Stephen Linard, Clare Thom, Lee Sheldrick and Fiona Dealey on the town 1981. © Shapersofthe80s

George O’Dowd at Facebook

The indefatigable Ultravox

Duran Duran, bless

21 albums later, Depeche Mode stake their own claim to the Universe

Sade, the band

Stephane Raynor’s photos of PX at Facebook

Blitz Kids pages at Facebook

Updates on the godlike Bowie

Danilo Monzillo’s exhaustive Blitz Kids compendium

Blitz Kids, New Romantics, Melissa Caplan, Myra,Derek Ridgers, Swinging 80s, fashion, pop music

Girls night out: Melissa Caplan and legendary spike, with Myra in white face. Picture © by Derek Ridgers

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TAGS – New Romantics, Blitz Kids, Blitz Club, London, Swinging 80s, Spandau Ballet, Princess Julia, Steve Strange, Rusty Egan, Greg Davis, Stephen Linard, Clare Thom, Lee Sheldrick ,Fiona Dealey, Melissa Caplan, Myra Falconer, George O’Dowd, Sade, Stephane Raynor, video

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