Steve Peake


  • Amateur singer-songwriter
  • Freelance writer on '80s music




Steve Peake is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about '80s music for 10 years. Steve is a musician. He gained much of his early musical knowledge as a fan of '80s new wave and arena rock. He acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the era's music and became an expert on the timeframe. Many websites republish his ThoughtCo articles and quote his writings. These include, TamuMusicOfThe,,, and

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