There is actually a connection between these two groups, you see Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh were the founding members of both groups - did you know that? The story starts in Sheffield Martyn, Ian and a third person - Glen Gregory - were all at school together. They were all friends who dreamt of being pop stars as many of us do.
Martyn & Ian founded a group called The Future and invited Glen to join them as they needed a singer, unfortunately (or fortunately as musical history would discover) he was unavailable and so they then asked a singer by the name of Phil Oakley to join them. The Future would become the Human League.
After a difference of opinion Martyn and Ian left the Human League and this time their third friend Glen was available to join them and Heaven 17 was formed.
I'm really glad that things happened that way because one of my favorite 80s songs is Temptation which was Heaven 17's most commercial success, however I also love Human League and find it hard to pick a favorite out of their songs - Don't You Want Me, Mirror Man, Fascination....the list just keeps on going.
What is your favorite Heaven 17 and/or Human League song?