www.bbc.co.uk 6th October 2003
Sheffield was a pop phenomenon in the 80s! Inside Out looks back at the highs - and lows - experienced by some of Sheffield's stars.
"I was working as a waitress in a cocktail barÖ..", "Shoot that poison arrow through my hea-a-a-art"Ö...
Look through any early 80s pop chart and you see the same names. The Human League, Heaven 17, ABC. They all came from Sheffield, and they were all phenomenally successful.
Heaven 17ís Penthouse and Pavement spent over a year in the charts without ever once being promoted.
For her band member Philip Oakey, they might have been number one, but they felt out of their depth.
This result in there being a lot of young people in dead end jobs forced to make their own fun.
Heís joined by ABCís Martin Fry, who is also the star of 80s revival weekends at holiday camps.
Philip Oakey, is more at ease with his bandís present life as jobbing musicians, "After 25 years itís just fantastic that weíre still doing music, we never expected to, and I donít think anyone else expected us to, but we fit in."