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➤ Keeping up with the 20-teens

Chris Sullivan, DJ, Wag club, Mau Mau, dancing, clubbing, funk, soul music
✱ One Nation Under the Groove – Wag club legend Chris Sullivan now resident at Mau Mau, 265 Portobello Road “which looks like a New York rhythm ’n’ blues soul bar.” Playing rare funk and disco from the likes of Mantus, Father Time,The Kinsman Band plus familiar tunes by Parliament, Bohannon and Larry Young. Sample him at Mixcloud… Sullivan’s book Rebel Rebel, “a riotous history of people and things that broke the mould”, is due from Unbound in April. Get your name in the first edition by subscribing from £10

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✱ Haircut’s singer Nick Heyward is touring the UK from 24 May at Concorde in Brighton, for 13 dates including 02 Academy Islington in London

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✱ Roxy Music’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album was released in February 2018 as a 4-disc Super Deluxe box set of rare and unreleased music plus 136-page book. DVD includes TV appearances and 5.1 Surround Mix. Initial pre-orders from the Official Roxy Store will receive a free reproduction poster

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Morrissey’s  ten-date tour of UK and Dublin runs from 16 Feb in Aberdeen ending with three London dates 7 & 9 March and the Palladium on the 10th. . . His album Low in High School is on Amazon Music

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Tony Hadley,events list,Tonight Belongs To Us, UK festivals, solo

✱ Tonight Belongs To Us is ex-Spandau singer Tony Hadley’s European Tour from February 2018, tickets on sale via his website. See complete Hadley events list at Facebook, up to 6 July Chilfest at Tring, Hertfordshire, for An Evening with Tony Hadley and his Orchestra

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Steve Norman, solo, Spandau Ballet, saxophone, live, audience, Pizza Express, pop music
✱ Three new dates booking for next year: Steve Norman Live & Personal will be an intimate encounter including an acoustic performance at PizzaExpress Live in London 25–27 May 2018

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✱ The original Blitz Club deejay Rusty Egan still plugging his excellent first solo album capturing the spirit of 80s electronica, Welcome to the Dancefloor – read a full review of its 14 tracks here at Shapers of the 80s. . . Hear WTTDF via the Mixcloud player. . . New live dates for an Audience With Rusty include 7 Mar London, 17 May Birmingham, 21 April Maidstone

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The Face magazine, style bible, fashion, style ,Story of The Face,books, pop music, history, youth culture, Thames & Hudson, Paul Gorman, taste-makers,magazines, Neville Brody,lifestyle
✱ FINALLY! What has proved to be the definitive appreciation of the style bible that shaped the 1980s. . . Cultural guru Paul Gorman tells The Story of The Face from the magazine’s launch with £3,500 of Nick Logan’s savings in 1980 to its sale to Emap in 1999, in between “paving the way for the digital delivery of visual culture in the 21st century”. – From Thames & Hudson, £35 for 352 pages, 379 illustrations!

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Pop Stars in My Pantry, pop music, clubbing,books,history,Paul Simper, George Michael ,Bananarama, Keren Woodward ,

“Friend of the stars” Paul Simper, right: lavishing hospitality on superstar George Michael and Bananarama’s Keren Woodward in 1983. (Photo Fraser Gray)

Pop Stars in My Pantry is showbiz hack Paul Simper’s memoir of the early days of one of pop’s most successful eras: the 1980s. It’s an account of how a wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears lad from Wiltshire landed in London just as the capital’s club scene went into orbit. His claim is to have been “corrupted by Spandau, slated by Boy George, mothered by Sade, evicted by Bananarama, private danced by Whitney, jilted by Madonna and commandeered (for carol singing) by Wham!” Available from Amazon… Read an extract here at Shapers of the 80s – Sade’s first foray to New York City

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Survivors CD compilation on Expansion Records

✱ Now in its 12th year, Soul Survivors Magazine offers interviews with premier soul icons especially for Soul Survivors in the UK. Issue 73 features William “Bootsy” Collins, Mike Vitti, The Floacist aka Natalie Stewart, Jean Paul Maunick (aka Bluey) and part 2 of an interview with Shirley Jones. Under Fitzroy Facey, the mag created an interactive website and a weekly events email while Facey plays all things jazz funky and soulful old and new 9pm every Monday on Soul Train Radio and then on Mixcloud

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Fac251, Factory Manchester, logo, nightclubbing, records, live music
✱ Quids In Mons, FCK Thurs, #FRI251, Big Weekender Sats at the legendary Factory Manchester – clubnights, cocktail masterclasses and live bands – chart, dance, EDM, RNB, house, garage, hiphop and indie over three floors designed by Ben Kelly on Princess St, Manchester M1 7EN – @factorymanchester

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Remake Remodel, Manchester, nightlife, clubbing, Alternative, Rock’n’Roll✱ Manchester’s Remake Remodel claims to be “The Nation’s Saving Grace of Alternative, Rock’n’Roll” — Mondays at Soup Kitchen M1 1DF & every 1st Saturday at The Ruby Lounge M4 1QB – @RemakeRemodel1

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HELLO TO VISITORS ACROSS THE GLOBE

❖ Visitors to Shapers of the 80s come from 212 countries and dependencies as recorded at Revolver Maps — not forgetting our visitor in the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (54°48′S, 68°18′W), only a smidgeon further south than our readers in Río Grande and Punta Arenas… Our northernmost visitor lives at Kjøllefjord in Norway (70°56′N, 27°20′E), a nudge nearer the Pole than others in Finnmark, and at Murmansk in Russia (68°58′N, 33°05′E).

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