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07/10/2012

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 October 2012

As part of 6 Music's Sheffield Sunday celebrations, Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 controls the shows playlist using Twitter.
The band formed in the early 80s when he and Ian Craig Marsh left The Human League, and joined up with Glenn Gregory, who had been their original choice of vocalist for The Human League. The band enjoyed moderate success with their 1981 debut album Penthouse and Pavement, but it was the single Temptation in 1983 that brought them huge mainstream success. The album that followed, The Luxury Gap, made the top 4 in the UK. They released their 3rd album How Men Are in 1984, but this was their last to achieve any success of note. They released a further 5 albums up to 2008. In 2010 they played with La Roux on a BBC session that enjoyed considerable success. The following year they celebrated their 30th anniversary with a series of concerts.

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