Full names: There have been line-up changes during the years, the group enjoyed its most popular success as a trio, made up of lifelong friends Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. Career highlights: In 1988, Bananarama entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group who have the most chart entries in history, a record they still hold. Music contributions include: 'Venus', 'Help', 'I want you Back'
The group was founded in London in 1979 by Fahey, Woodward and Dallin.
Bananarama experienced their greatest success during the period from 1982 to 1989.
In 1984, Bananarama released an album which was more socially conscious than their previous work. The songs tackled heavier topics: "Hot Line to Heaven" is a stand against the drugs-are-cool culture; and "Rough Justice" dealt with social apathy.
Bananarama was one of the few female groups featured on the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and were the only artists to appear on both the original 1984 Band Aid and the 1989 Band Aid II versions.