2011 ➤ Party of the year recreates the Swinging 80s at the legendary Beat Route (down, down past the Talk of the Town)

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Le Beat Route recreated for one night only: One of our heroes, MC Sullivan, sharing the best sounds in London last night

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Thursday night Beat Route! The same underground club emanating a spookily familiar spirit of place

❚ WITHOUT DOUBT party of the year at the former Beat Route, Soho, last night as Graham Smith and Chris Sullivan launched their photobook We Can Be Heroes, which is winging its way from printers to the lucky buyers of the first edition.

Full report and yet more exclusive pix are coming on Shapersofthe80s.com once I can wade through the many brilliant soundbites offered by everybody out last night to celebrate the Swinging 80s…

➢ Although the first edition of We Can Be Heroes has sold out, a special clothbound edition is now on sale for £35, plus a Deluxe edition for £350, at the Unbound Publishing website

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Thursday night Beat Route! Hosts, authors and 80s deejays Graham Smith and Chris Sullivan

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Thursday night Beat Route! Seminal club deejays of the 80s Steve Lewis and Jay Strongman

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Thursday night Beat Route! Lesley Chilkes, Boy George, David Holah

[ Exclusive party pix courtesy of sandromartini.com ]

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TNBR! Last night’s other chief hero hosting the party of the photobook of the 80s — snapper Graham Smith and his lovely wife Lorraine (Northern Soul veterans, both)

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