Back in 1988 the Gazette reported how South Shields band Pulse was poised to sign up to a major record company.
Apparently Atlantic Records heard demos of three of group’s melodic rock songs, and showed a real interest in them. What happened?
Meanwhile, in 1991, stardom beckoned for another South Tyneside band when Chocolate Roundabout reached the regional finals of a national music competition.
The band, made-up of five students from South Tyneside College, were reported to have made it to the final eight of regional heat of the Panasonic Audio Rock School contest.
Success there would have taken them to the national finals. Did they make it?