I’m always really interested to see what happened to old pop stars, especially of the 80s’ era.
Claire Grogan of Altered Images fame, for example, continued into acting, most notably in Red Dwarf as Kochansky and can be heard on the most recent Word Magazine podcast.
Some, however, disappear into the ether and their whereabouts become the stuff of pop trivia. Thus it was with at least two of the Thompson Twins, Tom Bailey and his co-bandmate and wife Alannah Currie (her with the wacky hair), who emigrated to New Zealand together.
So it was with great interest that I came across an interview with Alannah Currie in last Saturday’s Weekend Guardian.
And, in keeping with her slightly wacky look in the 80s, she has turned her new career into a slightly off-the-wall pursuit – I’ll let you read the article to find out exactly what she does!
I was also intrigued to discover that she’s now with Jimmy Cauty, artist, record producer (of the TTs, if I remember correctly) and former member of the KLF.
Here’s a great slice of 80s pop to remind of how good the TTs were and my first recollections of them – We Are Detectives