ALDOUS HARDING: ART POP ENIGMA

Aldous Harding is an enigma; she’s an elusive but captivating presence who can invoke both a nervous giggle and a slack-jawed tear via her careful pairing of abstract lyrics and subtle hooks.

WENDY JAMES: REVOLUTION BABY!

The ex-lead singer and focal point of Transvision Vamp, Wendy James, who attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image & her punk-chewed bubblegum rock, turned 54 today.

DEPECHE MODE TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Depeche Mode are to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. This was DM’s third time being nominated since becoming eligible back in 2006. The band had earlier received nominations for both the 2017 and 2018 classes.

GREASERS GUISE

The youth subculture that was popularised in the 1950s to 1960s, Greasers, were originally poor kids who couldn’t afford nice clothing, so they would wear their work clothes, which typically consisted of white tank tops, t-shirts and jeans.

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

“Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town” is one of the most consequential songs that introduced me to the synthesizer-heavy + glam fashion x nervous and nerdy personas = New Wave.⁣

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl is the best Christmas tune of all time and also UK’s most-played Christmas song of the 21st century.

RICHEY EDWARDS 52

Happy birthday and stay beautiful you Cool Cymru: Richey!

ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH: LOVE WINS

Today, 14 years ago, Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish became the first gay celebrities to register their relationship as a civil partnership.

THE CRAMPS ON NULLE PART AILLEURS

The Cramps performing “Bikini Girls with Machine Guns” on French TV back in 1990, featuring Lux Interior wearing men’s thong and stilettos.

STUART ADAMSON’S DRINK-SOAKED FINAL DAYS

Today, 18 years ago, Stuart Adamson was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home. The lead singer of Big Country’s body was found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu.

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