1980 to 1990
Q-Tips were an English blue-eyed soul and rock band, first formed in 1979 from the remnants of the 1970s rock outfit Streetband which had Paul Young as lead singer. Saddled with the novelty song "Toast", a B-side made successful from incessant airplay by Capital Radio's's Kenny Everett, and despite two albums, Streetband had failed to find any commercial success. Drummer Chalky and guitarist Roger Kelly departed, leaving the remaining trio of Paul Young on vocals, Mick Pearl on bass guitar, and guitarist John Gifford. The ex-Streetbanders, added new recruits Dave Lathwell on guitar and Baz Watts on drums.