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August 29, 2020

A Flock of Seagulls: One of the Most Influential Bands of the 1980s

A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1979 in Liverpool by Michael “Mike” Score (lead vocals, keyboards), his brother Alister “Ali” James Score (drums), and Francis Lee “Frank” Maudsley (bass), with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers, Maudsley, and lead guitarist Paul Reynolds.

The group first became notable in the 1980s for their music video for “I Ran (So Far Away)” that received airplay on MTV during the Second British Invasion. The band won a Grammy Award in 1983 for their instrumental “D.N.A” (1982).

A Flock of Seagulls were one of the most influential bands of the 1980s, mainly for their unique musical style due to the guitar work of Reynolds. The group also helped define much of what today is dance music, contemporary pop and electronic music.

They had a string of international hit singles including “I Ran (So Far Away)” (1982), “Space Age Love Song” (1982), “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” (1982), and “The More You Live, the More You Love” (1984).

In 2018, the members of the original lineup came together to record a new album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra entitled Ascension.

Here below is a photo collection that captured portraits of members of A Flock of Seagulls in the 1980s.


  1. Until just the last couple of years, Mike had the most infamous and elaborate comb-over of any internationally known figure.




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