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Video nasties

Channel 4 takes a nostalgic look at how the pop promo changed the face of the music business

The video generation

Remember where you were when you first saw 'Bohemian Rhapsody'? JOHN HARRIS celebrates that great modern art form - the pop promo



Who's in the house?: Welcome to the pleasure home

In the Eighties, the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building was a hedonist's heaven. But all good parties must come to an end

Pop: The lunatic fringe returns


Pop: Wouldn't it be good... be in Jacques Lu Cont's shoes? Too young to have plumbed the shallows of Eighties music first time round, he's made his name by reviving it in the Nineties.

Arts: Pop: Level playing


Focus: The decade that wasn't

We've had the Seventies revival, and we've had the Eighties revival. But what will be revived when it's the turn of the Nineties?

The Critics: Why I'm a born-again Durannie

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Pop: Giant friendly mice on stage and screen

Save your prayers till the decade after. Then visit Duran Duran's hometown to watch them prance around a large white blob.

Arts: Calling planet Earth...

Some words were meant for each other. Like Simon, Nick, Duran and Duran. Yes, they're back.

Answer to a young fan's prayer

If you wish on a star hard enough, you might just find your love is returned, says Hester Lacey

Pop: Middle-aged but still wicked


Music:The tune that hooked a generation

Nick Coleman explains why Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' will always be Top of the Pops

Why are they famous? Yasmin Le Bon

MAIN CLAIM: The Dorian Gray of the catwalk. Blighty's Ur-supermodel before supermodels were invented, the hard-posing godmother to a whole generation of Naomis and Kates. The ageless one is now 33, but looks virtually identical to her mid-Eighties incarnation as British Elle's first cover girl. Starring in this month's FHM, she has revealed the secret of her success is a mutually satisfying set-to with her husband, dried-up old rock star Simon Le Bon: "Not a day goes by without Simon and I having a massive row about something".
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