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Martin Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet look back: ‘We were stern young men who wanted to take over the world’

The bassist and saxophonist recreate an old photo and look back at a mortifying incident in a German saunaPioneers of the New Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet’s career launched in the late 70s within the walls of Blitz, an enigmatic club in Covent Garden known for influencing the sound and style of 80s pop. Formed by London school friends Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and John Keeble – and later Gary’s brother and former roadie Martin – Spandau Ballet went on to soundtrack the bombast an...
Tags: Photography, Music, UK, London, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, John, Steve, Covent Garden, Gary, Martin, Spandau, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet, Steve Norman

Martin Kemp and wife Shirlie reveal 'grim' reality of huge renovation project

Martin Kemp and his wife Shirlie shocked fans earlier this year when they announced they...
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Martin Kemp appears as Father Christmas in a new film to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake

Former soap star and member of Spandau Ballet Martin Kemp has joined the national effort to get people vaccinated - by appearing as Father Christmas in a new film released today (Tuesday 7 December).
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Martin Kemp's new home with wife Shirlie has its own Christmas grotto – photos

Martin and Shirlie Kemp may be totally renovating their new home, but that doesn't mean...
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Shirlie Kemp reveals the real reason she and husband Martin Kemp moved

Martin Kemp and his wife Shirlie have recently taken on a huge renovation project in the...
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Martin Kemp's wife Shirlie renovates new home – before and after photo

Martin Kemp and his wife Shirlie have recently purchased a Victorian property, and...
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Martin Kemp to host Friday nights on Greatest Hits Radio

Martin Kemp is getting a weekly show on Greatest Hits Radio following his London Calling series on the network. The Mix Tape with Martin Kemp will include two hours of hand-picked weekend songs from the 70s 80s and 90s, along with listener requests. Speaking about the new show Martin said “I’ve had so much fun being part of the Greatest Hits Radio gang this month, so I’m thrilled to be staying on to launch this new show. “Join me this July as I kick start your weekend with a selection of my ...
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Exclusive: Martin Kemp talks cooking, romance and his fondest 80s memories

Martin Kemp is one of those stars who has it all – he can sing, act, has a great...
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Martin Kemp signs up for Greatest Hits Radio series

Greatest Hits Radio has signed up Martin Kemp to present a series exploring the music culture and musical significance London has on the greatest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Starting this Wednesday 9th June at 7pm and running for four weeks, ‘London Calling’ will see Londoner and 80s pop icon Martin look at the contribution London has made to the greatest hits of all time, while celebrating the musicians who made the city their home, and the music they’ve created. Having recently expanded a...
Tags: London, Radio, Glasgow, Alan Jones, Bowie, Martin, Mick Rock, Martin Kemp, Glam Rock, Station News, David Buckley, Roman Kemp, Simon Mayo, Greatest Hits Radio, Liverpool Manchester Birmingham, Simon Mayo Jenny Powell Janice Long Pat Sharp

Roman & Martin Kemp get candid about their close bond and shared love of fashion - exclusive

Roman and Martin Kemp have opened up about their very close relationship, and how working...
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DNA Journey: Roman Kemp opens up about close relationship with dad Martin Kemp

Radio DJ Roman Kemp and Spandau Ballet star dad Martin Kemp are the...
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Martin and Shirlie Kemp's bathroom is a self-care sanctuary

Martin Kemp and his wife Shirlie live in a beautiful home in Hertfordshire, which Shirlie...
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Shirlie Kemp shares her hilarious (and very relatable) garden fail

Martin Kemp and wife Shirlie have an impeccably beautiful home in Hertfordshire and their...
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Martin Kemp's wife Shirlie sparks second wedding rumours with bridal gown post

Actor, singer and presenter Martin Kemp has been married to Shirlie since 1988, but his...
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Tamzin Outhwaite and Martin Kemp reunite 18 years after playing lovers on EastEnders

EastEnders fans were in for a treat this week after Tamzin Outhwaite and Martin Kemp...
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‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
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Martin Kemp updates fans on chances of Spandau Ballet reunion

Martin Kemp and his fellow ex-Spandau Ballet member and older brother Gary are starring in...
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Martin Kemp reveals Roman's embarrassing incident on Celebrity Gogglebox

Viewers were in stitches as Martin Kemp revealed a very embarrassing incident from his son...
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All you need to know about Martin Kemp's daughter Harley Moon

Martin and Roman Kemp are one of TV's favourite father and son duos. With Martin's...
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Exclusive: Martin Kemp's son Roman opens up about their close relationship

Roman Kemp was one of the most popular campmates on last year's I'm a...
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Roman Kemp and Greg James retain TRIC awards

Roman Kemp has retained the Radio Programme award for Capital Breakfast whilst Greg James is once again voted best Radio Personality at the TRIC Awards. It’s the second year in a row both radio presenters have won the same award – see last year’s article. Roman’s dad Martin Kemp surprised Roman for his award him by presenting it to him on stage. 5 Live’s The Peter Crouch Podcast won Best Podcast. Television & Radio Industries Club event was held the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday ...
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Martin Kemp updates fans on chances of Spandau Ballet reunion

Bass player Martin Kemp has opened up about the chances of his group Spandau Ballet getting...
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Computer Scientists Weigh In On Authenticity Of “Salvador Mundi” Painting

The new finding changes the way people look at the painting, from all sides. While some have argued that the oddity of the glass ball is evidence that the work is actually by a lesser painter, Leonardo scholar Martin Kemp has said that it was the orb itself that convinced him of the work’s authenticity. – Artnet
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Leonardo da Vinci's Hair Allegedly Found, But Don't Get Too Excited

A pair of Italian scientists said they've discovered a hunk of hair that may have belonged to Leonardo da Vinci, and they want to use DNA testing to confirm whether it came from the famous Renaissance inventor and artist.But other experts in all things Leonardo and DNA are skeptical. Leonardo's tomb was destroyed during the French Revolution, so there are no known bones to compare the hair against, nor are there living descendants whose genes are suitable for the task."The silly season f...
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5 definitive books on Leonardo da Vinci

Over 7,000 pages have survived of Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebook collection.Leonardo da Vinci's sketches, ruminations and theories make for a thrilling read. Many biographers have attempted to figure out what made da Vinci such a great artist.Centuries have passed and yet we still sing the praises of the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. The historic figure, the legend and the man fits the bill for our reverence, intrigue and near worship at times. Da Vinci was an inte...
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Exclusive: Martin Kemp and son Roman on their special bond

Martin Kemp is one of the latest stars to join Keith Lemon on Through The Keyhole. As the...
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Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is Authentic, Leading Scholar Says

Leonardo da Vinci’s disputed Salvator Mundi is authentic, according to a leading expert on the artist. “I am convinced, for reasons I won’t go in to, that when people said it was because of doubts about the attribution, that’s not right,” says Martin Kemp.Read more at The Guardian
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Global raises more than £4million for Make Some Noise

Global has spent today raising money for its Make Some Noise charity with a number of special activities taking place across all of its brands. The national charity gives a voice and a lifeline to small projects across the UK that struggle to be heard. Since Global’s Make Some Noise launched in 2014, it has raised just under £4.2million and raised awareness for 224 charities and projects around the country. Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston got Global’s Make Some Noise Day off when he complet...
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Bloomberg Reports on Two More Leonardo Da Vinci Works in Private Collections

Bloomberg does a bit of digging against the claim that the Da Vinci Salvator Mundi portrait was the last of the artist’s works in private hands, finding several corroborating reports that two smaller works remain held privately. “They are both in private hands,” says Martin Kemp, a da Vinci scholar and emeritus research professor of art history at […]
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Renaissance Mom: Leonardo Da Vinci's Mother Identified

The identity of Leonardo da Vinci's mother has eluded historians for years, but now one scholar said he's found the woman behind the Renaissance man. After digging through overlooked records in Italy, Martin Kemp, a leading Leonardo expert, claimed that the artist was born to Caterina di Meo Lippi, a 15-year-old orphan, on April 15, 1452. From existing documents, historians already knew that Leonardo was mostly raised by his father, a lawyer named Ser Piero da Vinci.
Tags: Science, Italy, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Martin Kemp, Caterina di Meo Lippi