Thompson Twins

Formed 1977. Disbanded 1993.
Thompson Twins

Biography

Thompson Twins were a British new wave group that formed in April 1977 and disbanded in May 1993. They achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe.

The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé's comic strip The Adventures of Tintin. At various stages, the band had up to seven members though their best known incarnation was as a trio between 1982–86. They became a prominent act in the so-called Second British Invasion, and in 1985, the band performed at Live Aid where they were joined onstage by Madonna.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Quick Step & Side Kick

    Quick Step & Side Kick 2008

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    For around two years in the mid '80s, it was the Thompson Twins' world and the rest of...