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Fare thee well Steve Strange

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Never really a fan but Visage was part of the backdrop to my musical youth (I bought the first Spandau Ballet single 'To cut a long story short' on release and flirted with New Romanticism). Makes me sad in an utterly selfish way, as I am of a similar age and he was there in the NME etc that I used to read avidly as a teen. I said it was a selfish viewpoint but thats how I feel

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[quote name='Clarky' timestamp='1423783902' post='2689125']
Makes me sad in an utterly selfish way, as I am of a similar age and he was there in the NME etc that I used to read avidly as a teen. I said it was a selfish viewpoint but thats how I feel
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I feel exactly the same Clarky if it's any consolation.

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I met him and his Mum a few times, as they lived in a small seaside town near me. He was wonderfully weird!

RIP Steve, you'll never fade to grey in my mind.

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Never really knew much about him but gigged with a few people that did and they had numerous stories
to tell...and most weren't that good, tbh.
Don't wish that on anyone tho...

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Great shame, although I was never really into the New Romantic scene, Visage were a part of my youth, their music being around when I was 15/16. 55 is just too darn early, it does make you think - the ones of us that are near that age a bit more probably.

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Only 55 and gone.

Ex Heroin addict I have just read, this must have had an affect on his general health.

Edited by steantval

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I met him a few times at Billy's, pre-Blitz era, when I was friends with George O'Dowd and Peter Robinson (later to become 'Boy' and Marilyn).

He wasn't that strange then and seemed a decent bloke. Always had great clothes though!

A lot of the original clubbers from that era said he was bit 'fake' but I always assume they were just jealous that he achieved some fame and they just remained strangely dressed nightclubbers :)

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as others have said, part of the sound track to my life, RIP Steve, I will give Fade To Grey a spin on the turntable tonight

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