The Prefects were a punk band from Birmingham, England, with members that would later form The Nightingales. They were one of the first UK punk bands. At their first gig at a recognized venue (Rebecca’s in Birmingham) later that month they were driven off stage by thrown bottles after premiering their new song, “Birmingham’s a Shithole”.
Gang of Four were formed in 1976 in Leeds. The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee, Mark Heaney and Gail Ann Dorsey. After a brief lull in the 1980s, different constellations of the band recorded two studio albums in the 1990s. Between 2004 and 2006 the original line-up was reunited; Gill toured using the name between 2012 and his death in 2020.