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Plastered again

The return of the band-aid. Some 18 months ago (April 14, 1983, to be precise) we reported on a strange new fashion: pop stars sticking bits of Elastoplast about their persons. Among those then bandying about the band-aids were Grace Jones, Simon le Bon and someone called Dig Wayne from the JoBoxers, then a popular singing group. Well, as any reader of Bitz knows: old fashions never die, they just turn up again a couple of years later. And here we have it once more: Frankies Paul Rutherford, Culture Clubs Mikey Craig and Adam Ant, sporting silly sticking plasters one and all.