Starting in 1979 at London's Blitz bar, fashion-forward club kids launched a chic new rock sound.
1. Spandau Ballet
Bona Fides: Its 1983 global smash "True" broadened the skeletal electro this definitive New Romantic band made its name with.
Dissolution: Martin and Gary Kemp ended the band in 1990 to pursue acting.
Since Then: Re-formed in 2009; a new album will come later in 2015.
2. Soft Cell
Bona Fides: Rebooted an obscure Northern Soul track for a gay disco, "Tainted Love," which went to No. 1 in 17 countries.