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ABC is a British pop band from Sheffield, UK, formed in 1980. They are best known for their hits "The Look of Love" and "When Smokey Sings" in the 1980s. Since 1997, ABC has been the solo project of singer and founder Martin Fry, who collaborates with various musicians.

Originally starting as Vice Versa, Mark White (guitar) and Stephen Singleton (saxophone) released an EP called "Music 4" in 1979. Later on, they invited Martin Fry to join the band, which then transformed into ABC.

In his early days at Sheffield University, Fry ran his own fanzine called Modern Drugs. It was during this time that he interviewed members of Vice Versa and eventually became their vocalist. The lineup also included David Robinson on drums and Mark Lickley on bass.


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