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In pictures: British Pop 1976-86
Joe Strummer
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Clash singer Joe Strummer's image is among those in a new exhibition, Made in UK: 10 Years of British pop '76 - '86, by photographer Janette Beckman, at London's Proud Central gallery from 4 June.
The Sex Pistols
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The Sex Pistols changed the face of British music in 1977 with their visceral songs, anarchic manoeuvring and anti-establishment stance.
Billy Idol
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Before his days as solo chart star, Billy Idol was singer with seminal glam-punk outfit Generation X.
Shane McGowan
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Shane MacGowan was a fixture on the London punk rock scene before founding his group The Pogues.
Siouxsie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
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Siouxsie Sioux was another well known face in the capital's underground music circles, forming Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The Police
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The Police rode in on the new wave of the late 1970s with some arresting songs and huge-selling albums.
The Specials
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In the wake of punk, The Specials came out of Coventry to spread the word of ska .
The Specials
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The Specials' Jerry Dammers became something of a political force, writing the anti-government protest song Ghost Town and the anthemic Free Nelson Mandela.
Bad Manners
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Bad Manners emerged at the start of the 1980s with their redoubtable singer Buster Bloodvessel (fourth left).
Boy George
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In the early 1980s, George O'Dowd began changing attitudes towards gender identity in his incarnation as Boy George .
Haircut 100
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Nick Heyward was the fresh-faced singer of 1980s pop sensations Haircut 100.
Spandau Ballet
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Spandau Ballet emerged at the head of London's New Romantic movement at the turn of the 1980s.

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