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25 Great Pop Music Publicity Photos From The 1980s

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Can you remember the bands and solo pop music acts in the publicity stills below? Better yet, can you hum one of their hits?

A Flock Of Seagulls Press Photo Jive Records/USA (1983)

A Flock Of Seagulls Press Photo
Jive Records/USA (1983)

Culture Club Press Photo Epic Records/USA (1986)

Culture Club Press Photo
Epic Records/USA (1986)

Tina Turner Press Photo  Capitol Records/USA Photo: Paul Cox (1984)

Tina Turner Press Photo
Capitol Records/USA
Photo: Paul Cox (1984)

Kate Pierson Press Photo B-52’s, Warner Bros. Records/USA (1980)

Kate Pierson Press Photo
B-52’s, Warner Bros. Records/USA (1980)

  Cindy Wilson Press Photo B-52’s, Warner Bros. Records/USA (1980)


Cindy Wilson Press Photo
B-52’s, Warner Bros. Records/USA (1980)

Eurythmics Press Photo RCA Records/USA (1983)

Eurythmics Press Photo
RCA Records/USA (1983)

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Barry Gibb Press photo from release of Islands In The Stream RCA Records/USA (1983)

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and Barry Gibb
Press photo from release of Islands In The Stream
RCA Records/USA (1983)

Morrissey Press PhotoSire Records/USA (1988)

Morrissey Press PhotoSire Records/USA (1988)

The Specials  Press Photo, Chrysalis Records

The Specials
Press Photo, Chrysalis Records

Pearl Harbor And The Explosions Press Photo Warner Bros. Records/USA

Pearl Harbor And The Explosions Press Photo
Warner Bros. Records/USA

Human League Press Photo A&M Records/USA (1983)

Human League Press Photo
A&M Records/USA (1983)

The Cure Press Photo A&M Records/USA (1982)

The Cure Press Photo
A&M Records/USA (1982)

Kylie Minogue Press Photo Geffen Records/USA (1989)

Kylie Minogue Press Photo
Geffen Records/USA (1989)

Betty Boo Press Photo Reprise Records/USA (1990)

Betty Boo Press Photo
Reprise Records/USA (1990)

Animotion Press Photo Casablanca Records/USA (1986)

Animotion Press Photo
Casablanca Records/USA (1986)

1987 MTV Video Music Awards Press Photo

1987 MTV Video Music Awards Press Photo

Everything But The Girl Press Photo Blanco y Negro Records/UK (1986)

Everything But The Girl Press Photo
Blanco y Negro Records/UK (1986)

Erasure Press Photo Sire/Reprise Records (1989)

Erasure Press Photo
Sire/Reprise Records (1989)

New Order Press Photo Qwest Records/USA (1989)

New Order Press Photo
Qwest Records/USA (1989)

Violent Femmes Press Photo Reprise-Slash Records/USA (1983)

Violent Femmes Press Photo
Reprise-Slash Records/USA (1983)

Siouxsie Sioux Press Photo Polydor Records/UK (1981)

Siouxsie Sioux Press Photo
Polydor Records/UK (1981)

Berlin Press Photo Geffen Records/USA (1984)

Berlin Press Photo
Geffen Records/USA (1984)

Steve Strange (Visage) Press Photo Polydor Records/UK

Steve Strange (Visage) Press Photo
Polydor Records/UK

Deee-Lite Press Photo Elektra Records/USA (1990)

Deee-Lite Press Photo
Elektra Records/USA (1990)

  • NGO

    I have a better name for the Pearl Harbor group: Tryin’ 2 Hard.

  • Michael Smith

    I had never heard of half of these “acts”, so I listened to several songs by each. Now I understand why.

  • Jerome Magajes

    The 3 acts had a different decade:
    1970s: 1979 – Pearl Harbor and the Explosions
    1990s: 1990 – Betty Boo; Deee-Lite