In the early 80s, when I was at University, The Tube on the young Channel 4 was must watch TV. When you see the programs now they seem chaotic and amateur, but at the time they were live and dangerous. It was resented by sex bomb, Paula Yates, musician, Jools Holland, and intellectual, Murial Gray. In 1983 I watched them introduce an unknown Scouse band, playing a song called Relax.
(Scouse, by the way, is the working class culture of Liverpool, in the same way Geordie is the working class culture of Newcastle and Cockney is the working class culture of East London).
I didn't think anything much of that performance, However that performance was also seen by Trevor Horn. Trevor had hit the charts with The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star. He had his own label, ZTT where he was experimenting with the use of synthesizers in record production.