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Room At The Top: Heaven 17

Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, November 1983

The son of a Sheffield steel worker, Glenn Gregory's ambition was to become an actor. Instead he found himself playing the role of pop star with Heaven 17, whose album titles — Penthouse And Pavement and The Luxury Gap — evince an odd preoccupation. Is this the sort of irony a self-confessed socialist should be flirting with?

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