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Peter Capaldi Used To Think Bow Ties Were Cool Too

Well, at least that's what this photo of post-punk band The Dreamboys (of which Peter Capaldi was the frontman) leads us to believe... This clipping comes from a 1981 issue of UK music weekly Sounds .

Peter Capaldi's band Dreamboys

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If the bloke at the back also looks a wee bit familiar, he probably should. That's a young Craig Ferguson, now the host of American talk show The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson .

The band had one solitary release: a 1980 single called "Bela Lugosi's Birthday" (a nod to Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead", perhaps?) Is it better than Peter Davison's theme tune for Button Moon ? You can decide for yourself by listening to it below.

Frankly, the more we find out about Peter, the more we like him. Sorry Peter - grit your teeth, we'll probably run out of this kind of stuff soon.


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Ian Berriman

Ian Berriman has been working for SFX – the world's leading sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine – since March 2002. He also writes for Total Film, Electronic Sound and Retro Pop; other publications he's contributed to include Horrorville, When Saturday Comes and What DVD. A life-long Doctor Who fan, he's also a supporter of Hull City, and live-tweets along to BBC Four's Top Of The Pops repeats from his @TOTPFacts account.