Did your T-shirt have these band logos in the early 80s


From the classifieds in a music paper in 1981. The full range of teen cults that proliferated in the UK in the late 70s and early 80s. You have the tale end of punk with the Cockney Rejects, the new wave with bands like The Police, synth pop with Human League, more traditional 70s rock with Led Zeppelin, a ska/2Tone symbol, New Romantics with Duran Duran and a nod to reggae with UB40.

Robert Plant on Tiswas


Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant is humbled by the lunacy of the Tiswas set but handles it very well.   Name check for new wave band Landscape at the top of the programme as well as heavy metal die hard Ian Gillan (ex of Deep Purple) and The Cure.   There was a bit of a heavy metal revival going on at the start of the 80s – the so-called New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) – hence Plant’s appearance I suppose.