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General Public was a New Wave band formed after the 1983 break-up of the English Beat[?] (see 1983 in music). Dave Wakeling[?] and Ranking Roger[?] added Mickey Billingham[?] (Dexy's Midnight Runners), Horace Panter[?] (the Specials) and Stoker[?] (Dexy's Midnight Runners/The Bureau) to form the band. They signed to IRS Records[?] and released All the Rage[?] (1984 in music); the album was a British hit, aided by the single "Tenderness".

Hand to Mouth[?] (1986 in music) was significantly less successful, and the band soon split up. Rogers and Wakeling worked on various projects and reunited for the Threesome soundtrack; "I'll Take You There" (the Staple Singers) was a surprise hit, and they stayed together to release Rub It Better[?] in 1995 (1995 in music). Sales were dismal, and they soon broke up again.



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