Heaven 17 is a British synthpop
band originating in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England that was formed in 1980, having much 80s
success with their electronic
sound. Taking their name from a fictional group mentioned in Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange (where 'The Heaven Seventeen' are at number 4 in the charts with 'Inside'), Heaven 17 formed when Ian Craig Marsh and Martyn Ware split from their earlier group, The Human League
, and devised the production company British Electric Foundation (B.E.F.
). Shortly after, they recruited their good friend … read more