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Fiona Russell Powell

Fiona Russell Powell

Fiona Russell Powell was a major feature writer for The Face magazine in the '80s and '90s. She was also a member of the group ABC.

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ABC: Pop Groups Should Not Make Comebacks

Comment by Fiona Russell Powell, Times, The, March 1997

FOR THE PAST MONTH, posters have been plastered all over London advertising tonight's comeback gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire of the 1980s pop group, ...

ABC, Buggles, Dollar, Malcolm McLaren, Spandau Ballet: The Most Wanted Man In Pop: Trevor Horn

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, March 1982

"Why does pop music have to be so naff?" asks TREVOR HORN, whose production work for Dollar, ABC and Spandau Ballet is an unequivocal answer ...

Marc Almond, Soft Cell: Marc Almond

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, February 1983

THE RELATIONSHIP between record companies and the music press is I think generally seen to be one of a symbiotic nature. ...

Boy George: Is This His Last 15 Minutes Of Fame?

Comment by Fiona Russell Powell, Daily Express, 1995

IT WAS going to be the party of the year — so far. In the event, it turned out to be the party of the ...

Boy George: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, November 1982

I FIRST MET George O'Dowd about two years ago, shortly after I had moved down to London from Sheffield. George had just vacated his room ...

The Cramps: Bubble Trouble

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, July 1984

Back from the mystery plane, where they witnessed a host of gore movies and much else besides, THE CRAMPS have come to reclaim their followers from the ...

The Cure: Robert Smith: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1985

"We can't make it. We are ready to die when we are born. We are the patsies. And I hate the intellectual freak who realises ...

August Darnell, Kid Creole & The Coconuts: The Kid & I: A Dinner Date with Kid Creole

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1982

The night Fiona Russell Powell joined August Darnell for a late late dinner date ran into the morning of the Kid's 32nd birthday and the ...

Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, February 1984

IT'S THE day before Christmas Eve and I'm on my way to The Savoy hotel, 15 minutes late already for my interview with Simon Le ...

Heaven 17: Room At The Top: Heaven 17

Interview by 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 ...

Mick Jagger: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, December 1983

1PM, THE SAVOY HOTEL. In the centre of suite 312 sits a 40-year old man once described by the writer Nik Cohn with these words: ...

George Michael: My High Times with Gay George

Retrospective by Fiona Russell Powell, Punch, March 1998

George Michael made £50 million as the music businesses ultimate pin-up. It wouldn't do to compromise that by coming out as gay. But his carefully ...

The The: Matt Johnson: A Master Of All Trades

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Time Out, December 1983

WHAT DO YOU DO when you're a brilliantly talented songwriter and musician but have no locks, pretty frocks or "weird" image, an uncooperative record company ...

Van Halen: David Lee Roth: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1984

Larger than life and twice as loud, David Lee Roth is the vocalist and ringmaster of the Van Halen hard rock circus. ...

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Andy Warhol: The Face Interview

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, March 1985

"I HAVE NOTHING to say – read my books" is Andy Warhol's standard riposte to most would-be interviewers.  ...

Old, Jilted and Fat: Julie Burchill: I Knew I Was Right

Book Review by Fiona Russell Powell, Punch, February 1998

Julie Burchill is celebrating the publication of her autobiography, but does the book provide a realistic portrait of the venomous and personally troubled columnist? Fiona Russell ...

Philip Sallon

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, July 1984

Pausing only to change from one outrageous outfit to the next, PHILIP SALLON has hosted a mad whirl of parties that unite youth tribes in ...

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