Where Are They Now

PLAYLIST: Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Where are the stars of yesterday, today?
Where Are They Now

Our phenomenally successful series Where Are They Now? traces the chart history of all those artists you remember from years ago, but are about no longer.

Where did they go? Why don’t you hear about them anymore?

What are they doing now?

Chart stars from the 80’s, 90’s and even some from the 21st century that have come and gone and vanished.

Find out more here.

In some cases they may not want to be found, while some have just taken to an easy life on the sofa.

Many are still slaving away in the studio to bring you new music and some are still out there performing at festivals and small gigs for the die-hard fans that still want to hear their classic hits, even if everyone is now 30 or 40 years older!

Every year we countdown the most wanted, the most missed and the most popular with our end of year feature The Ones You Miss The Most, so you can see the bands and artists that are still held in high regard and the ones that people are just aching to hear from again, even if we’ve knocked on the door and been told to go away!

Have a listen to the fab video mix above which features some of those we have profiled and don’t forget, there’s a new one every Saturday afternoon. Who will it be next week? As 90’s duo Banderas remind us, “This Is Your Life”!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!