“If only they’d have sold as many records as they did newspapers we’d all have become millionaires!” laughs Nichola Martin, half way through Robert Norman-Reade’s deliciously frank 2011 film: The Bucks Fizz Story. The woman who put the band together pauses for a moment, then smirks. “Well, I suppose I did become a millionaire…”
Instead of making millions, the band’s members ended up broke and feuding, staggering on as a cautionary tale to today’s wannabe pop stars.
Martin herself had always yearned to clutch a mic beneath the bright lights. Her then-boyfriend, songwriter Andy Hill, wrote two songs to enter into the 1981 Eurovision song contest. The first – and best – was written for him to...
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