Welcome to this week’s look through the Pop Tardis, beginning with a Happy Birthday to the lead singer of Fast Fashion. However, if you’re not a French speaker, it’s Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode. You just can’t get enough of him.
Sharing a birthday is Hull’s finest export, even though, whisper it, he’s a Scouser by birth.
Another Paul born this week is Paul McGuigan, best known as Guigsy from Oasis. Yes, there are members of Oasis not called Gallagher. Bassist on the first three albums since you ask.
And another (Greater) Manchester popstar celebrating this week, Graham Gouldman, with the greatest Reggae song from a bunch of guys from Stockport ever.
DISCLAIMER : If you are ever robbed at gunpoint, it’s not advisable to try and start small talk about Cricket.
Also blowing out candles, possibly from a 30 foot Lemon Cake, is Bono.
Now, a Steve Winwood double of sorts. Here he is being covered …….
…… and sampled.
Talking of 80s rockers and Dance music, this is the only David Byrne TOTP appearance on Youtube.
Ian Astbury of The Cult is 52 this week. No surprises what video will accompany that fact.
Natalie Appleton from All Saints celebrates a birthday this week. Does anyone remember the All Saints spin-off Appleton?
And finally, Olly Murs hits the big 30. If TOTP was still on, he’d be on it every week, either performing or presenting. Just think about that.