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Sector 27 were a British new wave band founded in 1979 by Tom Robinson. Their 1980 debut album, Sector 27, was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Robinson subsequently left the band, and the band continued without him for a number of years. Sector 27 toured with Elton John and The Police.

Sector 27
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Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresNew wave
Years active1979–1985
LabelsPanic, Fontana, I.R.S., Rocket
Associated actsTom Robinson Band
Past members

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HistoryEdit

Tom Robinson formed the band in late 1979 as an effort to begin a new direction. The band made their debut in Liverpool on 11 January 1980. The band released their first records on their own label, Panic Records. Later releases were on Fontana Records, with releases in the US on I.R.S. Records. The first album was produced by Steve Lillywhite.

After Robinson and Derek Quinton had left, the band released a single on Rocket Records: "Excalibur" (1984), produced by Phil Harding.

PersonnelEdit

  • Tom Robinson - vocals, guitar
  • Stevie B. (Blanchard) - guitar, vocals
  • Jo Burt - bass, vocals
  • Derek Quinton - drums
  • Martin "Red" Broad - drums (1984, after Robinson and Quinton had left)

DiscographyEdit

  • July 1980 – 7" single, "Not Ready" / "Can't Keep Away" - UK Indie no. 4[1]
  • October 1980 – 7" single, "Invitation: What Have We Got to Lose?" / "Dungannon"
  • November 1980 – LP, Sector 27 Fontana 6359 039
  • January 1981 – 7" single, "Total Recall" / "Stornoway"
  • May 1981 – 7" single, "Martin's Gone" / "Christopher Calling"
  • 1984 – 7" single, "Excalibur" / "How I Feel"
  • 1984 – 12" single, "Excalibur" / "How I Feel" / "Christopher Calling"
  • 1985 – 7" single, "Conversation" / "How I Feel"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997) Indie Hits 1980–1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4, p. 199

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