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The post-punk boom of the late 1970s resulted in another raft of outfits, many of whom - Wirral's Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Liverpool's China Crisis and Dalek I Love You - relied on electronics rather than guitars.
In the first episode, the late Larry Hagman, better known as JR Ewing from Dallas, remembers the moment JR was shot in the show, and when The Human League and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark hit the music charts.
GRAHAM YOUNG REVIEW SOUNDING THE RIVER MAC Birmingham EVEN Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark probably never put on a show for the senses quite like Sounding the River.
It has been covered by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Duke Ellington and James Last.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, great name, great band in the early 1980s, but could they still cut it nearly 30 years after their first single?
A blast from the past as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, founded in the late 1970s by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, return with a new album.
ORCHESTRAL Manoeuvres in the Dark release a deluxe CD/DVD version of Architecture & Morality on Monday.
Wilson signed Joy Division to his Manchester-based Factory Records label in the late 1970s, and later managed their successor band New Order, as well as Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Happy Mondays.