Posts Tagged ‘Steve Strange’

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 26th, 2015

Twitter: A rare photo of Toyah & Steve Strange at Derek Jarman’s Tempest party 1980 was tweeted by Toyah last Friday – View here…

Wales Online: Steve Strange and me, by the friend who knew him for 40 years: “I found a warehouse that was owned by Toyah Willcox in Battersea and we rented it out for a warehouse party,” said Chris. “I had a snake charmer, a burlesque show, blue films from the ’50s going backwards on the ceiling, and it was a huge success” – Continue reading…

Northampton Herald & Post: Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate, Bucks Fizz stars and Toyah in line-up at Northampton Franklin’s Gardens 80s concert – Continue reading…

Monocle 24: The Stack: Still available to download – A music magazine special with the Tony Herrington, editor-in-chief of ‘The Wire’ and music journalist Andrew Mueller. Plus Toyah Willcox shares her experience as one of the 1980s most featured front-cover musicians – Play/Download/Share here…

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BBC News Wales: Archive: Toyah Interviews Steve Strange

February 14th, 2015

bbcnews15aSteve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following a heart attack, his record label says. The Welsh New Romantic icon – best known for the hit Fade To Grey – died in hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Ex-Visage bandmates Midge Ure and Rusty Egan said they were “devastated” to hear of his “untimely passing”, adding: “Steve was a major face of the 80s.”

In this archive footage from 1980, Toyah Willcox interviewed Strange, from Newbridge, Caerphilly, about his band and clubs.

• Continue reading/watch the clip at BBC News Wales.

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Steve Strange (1959 – 2015): Rest in Peace

February 13th, 2015

Toyah has paid a touching tribute to New Romantic/BLITZ club pioneer Steve Strange who died yesterday aged 55. “My darling steve strange…….never fade to grey. Just shine bright in the heavens xxx”. Below is a photo of Steve and Toyah taken last Summer. (Photo Credit: V&A)


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V&A: More ‘Club To Catwalk’ Press Launch Photos

July 9th, 2013

More great photos from last night’s Club to Catwalk: London Fashion In The 1980s press launch at the V&A in South Kensington. Toyah, Giddy Gavin and Steve Strange all looking fabulous. See another of Gavin’s photos of Toyah at our Gallery. (Thanks to Gavin | Photos © Giddy Gavin & V&A)


Capturing The New Romantics: Melissa Caplan

August 22nd, 2012

Amazing Melissa Caplan outfits from ‘Herb Schulz, Capturing The New Romantics’, along with the, slightly different. original cover. These are from the same collection as Melissa’s famous Toyah outfit, The Wedding Dress. Buy the book here. (Thanks to Andi | Photos © Herb Schulz)