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DAF

DAF

Years - 1979-82 (initially), now new album under the name (DAF Dos)
Best Song - Muscle
Origin - Dusseldorf, Germany
Driving Force - Minimalist experimentation
Danse Society

Danse Society

Years - 1982-86 (split inti Society and Johnny in the Clouds)
Best Song - Wake Up (#27 in UK - 3/9/83)
Origin - Sheffield, England
Driving Force - Gothic simmered and shattered as dance funk caused fans surprise and their decline

Dead or Alive

Years - 1980-present (Pete Burns died 23rd October 2016)
Best Song - What I Want (#38 in UK - 17/9/83)
Origin - Liverpool, England
Driving Force - "People have always chased me down the sreet with Stanley knives - it's given me an edge."
Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode

Years - 1980-present
Best Song - Get the Balance Right (#18 in UK - 13/3/83)
Origin - Basildon, England
Driving Force - Perversity
Doldy

Thomas Dolby

Years - 1982-present
Best Song - Europa and the Pirate Twins
Origin - Stockport, England
Driving Force - Spectacles

Dramatis

Years - 1981- not much later
Best Song - Oh 2025!
Origin - London, England
Driving Force - Lost their stable job

Drinking Electricity

Years - 1980-82
Best Song - Subliminal
Origin - Edinburgh
Driving Force - Post-punk/synthpop trio with their own iconic record label (Survival Records)

Duet Emmo

Year - 1983
Best Song - Or So it Seems
Origin - London, England
Driving Force - Daniel Miller and Dome

 

The Dugites

The Dugites

Years - 1978-84
Best Song - Waiting
Origin - Perth, Australia
Driving Force - Brown venomous snakes

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Years - 1978-present
Best Song - Planet Earth (#12 in UK - 4/4/81, #7 in Melbourne)
Origin - Birmingham, England
Driving Force - Hairstylists