Dave Hill, the guitarist from Slade, comes into my workplace now and again and I always end up chatting to him. I saw him today and showed him a page from this thread with a picture of Slade. He seemed interested, so I wrote down the link and said that you'd all love it if he dropped in and joined the discussion. Hopefully he'll join up and post!
He said that Slade all had long haircuts, and pretty girls following them around. The management suggested they all get haircuts to join/start a new style (he'd have to clarify this for me) and all of the pretty girls weren't particularly impressed. Interesting guy, and always very good to talk to.
I hope he does have a look at the thread and hopefully post something.
Coming from the midlands myself, I'd like to read any insight he has to offer