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Back to the 80s: Poptastic: Music in the 80s
  • Category
    Debates and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    27 September 2012
  • Time
    7:30 PM
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Back to the 80s: Poptastic: Music in the 80s

Book for three events in the Back to the 80s series and receive 10% discount on the price of your tickets. Book here to receive discount.

Rewind 30 years to the 1980s. Hairstyles may best be forgotten but the pop music of the time had more to recommend it. Punk was fading into softer, more electronic genres as music technology evolved. The 'New Romantics' emerged as a dominant force in music championing fantasy and the imagination with bands such as Spandau Ballet and Culture Club enjoying chart success. The early part of the decade saw a revival of Ska whilst the charts were later dominated by pop producers Stock Aitken Waterman. This was also the decade of Live Aid, at the time the greatest mobilisation of musical talent to help those in need. Take a trip down music memory lane and recall the significance of the 80s on the music scene.

Speakers include Gary Kemp (musician, songwriter and actor) and Pauline Black (lead singer of The Selecter, songwriter, broadcaster and author). The event will be chaired by Robert Elms (writer and broadcaster).

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    020 7392 9200

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