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The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).

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Prince Charming of Suburbia: Adam Ant's transition from Eighties dandy, to gun-wielding maniac, to Mr Average next door

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Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Peter Saville is a legendary album cover designer. He’s best known for his Joy Division and New Order covers, but has also done work for Pulp, Suede and Roxy Music.

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The ultimate style icons of the 1980s. Acceptable then, acceptable now.

Bananarama — Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin & Siobhan Fahey. Great representation of new wave style. Ensemble

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Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69

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Adam and the Ants was a new wave band during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was one of the bands at the time that marked the transition from the ’70s punk rock era to the new-wave post punk-music era. Although the band started off with a punk-influenced sound, it soon moved on to New Wave motivated by new sources such as the drum-heavy “Burundi Beat” heard on “Dog Eat Dog”.

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Blitz Kids were a group of young people who frequented the weekly Blitz club-night in Covent Garden, London in 1979-80, and are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement. Steve Strange & friend, Covent Garden London 1981

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Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69

Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop for Paco Rabanne Black XS Be A Legend. from Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69 - Telegraph

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