'People didn't understand the name'
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The Flying Pickets: 'People didn't understand the name'

When The Flying Pickets got to number one over Christmas 1983, many people did not understand the significance of their name.

The band - who beat Status Quo and Slade to the top spot - were even said to be a favourite of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

But the socialist actors would join the miners striking against her government the following year over pay.

  • 22 Dec 2018
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