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Q-Tips were a blue-eyed soul and new wave rock band from England, first formed in 1979 from the remnants of the rock group Streetband. [1]

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A-side and B-side

The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78, 45, and 33 1/3 rpm phonograph records, or cassettes, whether singles, extended plays (EPs), or long-playing (LP) records.

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Adam Ant

Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard; 3 November 1954) is an English singer and musician.

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After the Fire

After the Fire (or ATF) are a British rock band that transitioned from playing progressive rock to new wave over their initial twelve-year career, while having only one hit in the United States ("Der Kommissar") and one hit in the United Kingdom ("One Rule For You").

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In radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Alto saxophone

The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846.

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Average White Band

Average White Band (also AWB) are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980.

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Baritone saxophone

The baritone saxophone or "bari sax" is one of the largest members of the saxophone family, only being smaller than the bass, contrabass and subcontrabass saxophones.

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BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 1529 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

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BBC Television

BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Blue-eyed soul

Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists.

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Bob Marley

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions.

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Brass section

The brass section of the orchestra, concert band, and jazz ensemble consist of brass instruments, and is one of the main sections in all three ensembles.

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Capital London

Capital London is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network.

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Chipping Barnet

Chipping Barnet or High Barnet is a market town in the London Borough of Barnet, England. It is a suburban development built around a 12th-century settlement, and is located north north-west of Charing Cross, east from Borehamwood, west from Enfield and south from Potters Bar. Its name is very often abbreviated to just Barnet, which is also the name of the borough of which it forms a part. Chipping Barnet is also the name of the Parliamentary constituency covering the local area - the word "Chipping" denotes the presence of a market, one that was established here at the end of the 12th century and persists to this day. Chipping Barnet is one of the highest-lying urban settlements in London, with the town centre having an elevation of about.

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Cotton swab

Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) consist of one or two small wad(s) of cotton wrapped around one or both end(s) of a short rod made of wood, rolled paper or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. The tool was invented in the 1920s by Polish-American Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name: Q-tips, meaning "quality tips". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the US and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2014. Although doctors have said for years that it is not safe to use cotton swabs for ear cleaning, it remains the most common use.

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East of Eden (band)

East of Eden was a British progressive rock band, who had a Top 10 hit in the UK with the single, "Jig-a-Jig", in 1971.

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Essex is a county in the East of England.

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Friend or Foe (album)

Friend or Foe is the debut solo album by Adam Ant, released in July 1982 by Columbia Records.

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Harrow, London

Harrow is a large suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London, England.

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Hertfordshire (often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Kenny Everett

Maurice James Christopher Cole (25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995), known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ, and television entertainer.

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Marmalade (band)

The Marmalade is a Scottish pop rock band from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as The Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords.

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Mickie Most

Mickie Most (born Michael Peter Hayes; 20 June 1938 – 30 May 2003) was an English record producer, with a string of hit singles with acts such as the Animals, Herman's Hermits, the Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate, Arrows, Racey, and the Jeff Beck Group, often issued on his own RAK Records label.

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Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival (formerly Festival de Jazz Montreux and Festival International de Jazz Montreux) is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.

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Norman Watt-Roy

Norman Joseph Watt-Roy (born 15 February 1951) is an English musician, arranger and composer.

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North London

North London is the northern part of London, England.

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Novelty song

A novelty song is a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect.

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Paul Young

Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician.

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Rak Records

Rak Records is a British record label, founded by record producer Mickie Most in 1969.

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Recording contract

A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

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Rock Goes to College

Rock Goes to College (RGTC) was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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St Albans

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, England, and the major urban area in the City and District of St Albans.

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Strip (Adam Ant album)

Strip is the second solo album by Adam Ant, released in 1983.

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Tenor saxophone

The Tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s.

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The Blockheads

The Blockheads are an English rock band.

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The Greatest Show on Earth (band)

The Greatest Show on Earth were a British progressive rock band, who recorded two albums for EMI's progressive rock arm, Harvest Records, in 1970, who became well known for their European hit "Real Cool World".

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The J. Geils Band

The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.

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The Knack

The Knack was an American rock band based in Los Angeles that rose to fame with their first single, "My Sharona", an international number-one hit in 1979.

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The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was a British television music show.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.

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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969.

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A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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