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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 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).
Tags: Health, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet

Sadie Frost and her mother get ready for a wedding: ‘I imagined this amazing princess life ahead of me’

The actor and her mother recreate an old photograph, and reflect on the ‘craziness’ of family lifeA poster girl for 90s cool, Sadie Frost rose to prominence as a Vivienne Westwood model, before starring in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The daughter of Mary Davidson and psychedelic artist David Vaughan, who died in 2003, Frost began her acting career with a Jelly Tots advert in 1968. She has since ventured into fashion (with the label FrostFrench), stage performance (one-woman pla...
Tags: Family, Photography, London, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Vivienne Westwood, Rudy, Frost, Jude Law, Bram Stoker, Sadie Frost, Francis Ford Coppola, Finlay, David Vaughan, Spandau Ballet

Episode 83 | Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse: Is That How You Chew?

Show Notes for episode 83 (May 24) 083 | Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse: Is That How You Chew? April and Jen mix it up with our favorite tunes from 1983! The year’s first eclipse is a Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse with a dash of Jupiter. Venus collides with Neptune to reveal the truth about a relationship, and Mercury unites with Venus just before turning retrograde – share words of love with important people, and prepare for visitations from the past. Also, Mars and Neptune make peace across enemy ...
Tags: Podcast, Australia, US, Elton John, South America, Mars, Neptune, Venus, Astrology, Jen, Spandau Ballet, Episodes, Jupiter Venus, Podcast News, Eurythmics Jen, South East Asia View

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...
Tags: Kemp, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet, Roman Kemp

Martin and Shirlie Kemp's magical home is a haven of creativity - photos

The Spandau Ballet star and his wife live in Hertfordshire...
Tags: Martin, Spandau Ballet, Shirlie Kemp

Hear Spandau Ballet’s Unreleased Sophisti-Pop Cover Of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” From 1990

Way back in September 1990, Spandau Ballet got together at Master Rock Recording Studios in Kilburn, London to record a new track with Michael Kamen, the film composer and arranger known for his work on movies like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Highlander. The idea was to put it out on a greatest hits album that Christmas. That never ended up happening. But later this month, Spandau Ballet are releasing another greatest hits album called 40 Years – The Greatest Hits, celebrating the sophisti-po...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, New Music, Simon, Michael Kamen, Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Kamen, Simon Garfunkel, Spandau Ballet, Simon and Garfunkel, Lifeline, Master Rock Recording Studios, Kilburn London, Paint Me Down 08 Coffee Club, Instinction

‘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...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump

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...
Tags: Gary, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet

Almost £2m raised by Global’s Make Some Noise

Global’s Make Some Noise has so far raised £1,711,241 for those hit hardest by coronavirus in our communities. An Emergency Appeal to raise money for small charities helping those experiencing grief, poverty, domestic abuse, loneliness, illness and mental health problems, as well as carers and care workers took place last week featuring a range of special fundraising activities. Stormzy gave listeners the chance to attend and meet him at his next UK tour date, as did Ed Sheeran and Robbie Wil...
Tags: UK, Global, Radio, Ed Sheeran, Hsbc, Capital, Radio industry, Gary Barlow, Alan Titchmarsh, Mark Wright, Amanda Holden, Ben, North Wales, Stormzy, Kemp, Spencer Matthews

A radio station denied a caller a prize because he'd 'mispronounced' a pop star's name. Then the star waded in

Spandau Ballet front man and 1980s icon Tony Hadley has stepped in to solve a bizarre controversy erupting in Singapore, earning a man a cash prize by clarifying exactly how the star's surname is pronounced.
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet Singer Furnishes Win For Discredited Singapore Quiz Contestant

I know this much is true: Spandau Ballet stands for justice. The Guardian reports that a radio quiz contestant in Singapore who was disqualified for allegedly mispronouncing Tony Hadley's name has gotten his well-deserved prize money -- after some intervention from the Spandau Ballet singer himself. More »
Tags: Music, News, Singapore, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet star comes to Singapore man's rescue in radio row

Tony Hadley answers plea for help from quiz player accused of mispronouncing singer’s nameA quiz contestant in Singapore has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of the Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley’s name – after winning support from the celebrity himself.Muhammad Shalehan emailed Hadley after being refused the S$10,000 (£5,750) prize on the grounds that he had mispronounced Hadley’s name in a competition in which callers must identi...
Tags: Music, Singapore, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Hadley, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, Muhammad Shalehan

A radio station denied a caller a prize because he'd 'mispronounced' a pop star's name. Then the star waded in

Spandau Ballet front man and 1980s icon Tony Hadley has stepped in to solve a bizarre controversy erupting in Singapore, earning a man a cash prize by clarifying exactly how the star's surname is pronounced.
Tags: Singapore, Cnn, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley

Caller denied cash prize because he 'mispronounced' singer's name. Then the '80s star waded in

Spandau Ballet front man and 1980s icon Tony Hadley has stepped in to solve a bizarre controversy erupting in Singapore, earning a man a cash prize by clarifying exactly how the star's surname is pronounced.
Tags: News, Singapore, Stories, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley

"You might have had a slight accent, but as far as I'm concerned, you said my name correctly, so you should have been entitled to whatever the prize was."

Said Tom Hadley, the Spandau Ballet singer ...... quoted in "Singapore quizzer finally wins $10k after Tony Hadley's message" (BBC).Listen to the "quizzer" say "Tom Hadley":Listen to Spandau Ballet — who peaked in 1983 with "True":From Wikipedia:The song “True” has been sampled in many songs.... It has also been covered by The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Rui da Silva and Paul Anka and other artists. "True" is featured in the movies Pixels, Sausage Party, Sixteen Candles, Charlie’s Angels, Crazy Stu...
Tags: Games, Music, Law, Wikipedia, Singapore, Steve Buscemi, Accents, Paul Anka, Spandau Ballet, Ann Althouse, Tony Hadley, Tom Hadley, BBC Listen, Fergie Rui da Silva

Spandau Ballet, a radio quiz, one syllable - and a $10,000 riddle

When a Singaporean quizzer lost a huge cash prize over one syllable, he got some unlikely help.
Tags: News, Spandau Ballet

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...
Tags: Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet

Radio Legend Wants Spandau Ballet's 'Gold' To Be Respected

As part of NPR's series "One-Hit Wonders/Second-Best Songs," BBC Radio legend Zane Lowe nominates "Gold" by Spandau Ballet. The group is mostly known for its 1983 Top-10 hit "True."
Tags: News, Npr, Zane Lowe, BBC Radio, Spandau Ballet

Jimmy Kimmel Supercut Highlights Telltale Sign That Trump Is Lying

The mocking montage is set to Spandau Ballet's hit "True."
Tags: News, Spandau Ballet, Jimmy Kimmel Supercut

Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This show was originally going to be about shiny things. I thought of precious metals, and then opened things up to include any gem that would be included in jewelry. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds, all that stuff.   And then I wound up selecting ‘gold’ song after ‘gold’ song, skipping every ‘silver’ song I had. At that point, it seemed silly to play a bunch of ‘gold’ songs, and then ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and ‘Ruby.’ So I narrowed the focus to just gold. And as it turned out, I had more than eno...
Tags: Podcast, Music, America, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Kinks, Panic At The Disco, Mott The Hoople, Fitz & The Tantrums, John Stewart, Mott, INXS, Dada, Goldfrapp, Icehouse, Spandau Ballet

Singer Tony Hadley joins BBC Three Counties Radio

BBC Three Counties Radio has launched three new shows presented by Steven Allen, Justin Dealey and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley. Tony Hadley says he can’t wait to share his eclectic music taste for the first time, every Sunday between 9-11am. There’ll also be interviews with his favourite artists and anecdotes from his 40 years in showbiz. Tony was a presenter on the original Virgin Radio and currently has a weekly Saturday evening show 6pm – 8pm on Absolute 80s. On Fridays until April, come...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Steven, Tom, Tony, Spandau Ballet, Virgin Radio, Tony Hadley, BBC Three Counties Radio, Steven Allen, Laura Moss, The Midlands, Justin Dealey, Steven Allen Justin Dealey

Louise Goffin: "I'm Paying Homage to Everything I've Ever Loved"

None Thirty-nine years after she made her first album, the vibrant, slightly pugnacious Kid Blue (Asylum, 1979), Louise Goffin is back with a new one, All These Hellos. It's been a career of overcoming hurdles, living down (as well as up to) the expectations that come with music industry parentage, sometimes taking a step to one side and playing for other people (Bryan Ferry, Tears For Fears), and then coming back center-stage with another strong album. Sometimes, her albums struggle to get...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, London, Interview, Senate, Berlin, America, Pop, Brooke Shields, Mtv, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Dreamworks, James Taylor, Tracey Ullman

Spandau Ballet to unveil replacement for singer Tony Hadley

Singer and actor Ross William Wild will replace Tony Hadley at the helm of the 1980s pop group.
Tags: News, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, Ross William Wild

BBC Radio 2 to celebrate the summer in Ibiza

For the first time ever, BBC Radio 2 is heading to the White Isle to celebrate the dance music of the 80s, 90s and 00s. The trip marks a return to Ibiza for Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball, who hosted her breakfast show from there in the late 90s. Gary Davies and Ana Matronic will also broadcast live. Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2 says: “Ibiza has been a favourite holiday destination for our listeners for years, so I’m delighted that Radio 2 will be heading there for the first time, to present a r...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Radio, Freddie Mercury, Christian, Alan, Ibiza, Ana, Bonnie Tyler, Gary, BBC Radio, Pike, Freddie, Zoe, White Isle, Carol Decker

Nick Mason forms supergroup to play early Pink Floyd material at intimate UK shows

The supergroup includes Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Lee Harris (Ian Dury & the Blockheads) and the UK shows will focus solely on the Floyd's early material from ’The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ and ’A Saucerful of Secrets.’ Continue reading… [Author: Klaus Kinski]
Tags: Music, UK, Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd, Pulse, Music News, Piper, Tour Dates, Syd Barrett, Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Spandau Ballet, Nick Mason, Gary Kemp

The Sexiest Songs Of All Time

Everyone has that song that makes their blood rush, their face flush, and their pulse quicken. It's the jam you always have queued up when there's even the slightest chance of an overnight guest. It's baby-making, hypnotic hip-swiveling, take-me-now music.And, there's a lot of it. Sometimes it's the lyrics that get us fired up. Sometimes it's the beat. Sometimes it's just Janet Jackson's voice or the fact that it makes you think of Ryan Gosling. By the second chorus, you're a quivering mess.Fro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Rihanna, Beck, Netflix, Mark Ronson, Grace Jones, Ryan Gosling, Jackson, Prince, Miguel, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean

Petula, Sonny and Gap

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Petula Clark on growing up in London and Wales (go here). Most people are unaware that Petula was a child singer and actor in the U.K. during World War II. She also was a singing sensation in France in the late 1950s. By the time she recorded Downtown in 1965 and invaded America, she was 32. This interview was deeply personal. The Beatles meant little to me from 1964 to 1966. They were marketed to screaming girls, who fueled Beatlemania. My...
Tags: New York, London, Wales, France, Boston, Toronto, America, Bbc, Austin, Jazz, Jamaica, Peter Pan, Heathrow Airport, Florida State, Wall Street Journal, WSJ

Gary, Johnny and Charles

In The Wall Street Journal this week, my "Anatomy of a Song" column this month is on Spandau Ballet's True from 1983 (go here). I interviewed the band's co-founder and True's sole songwriter Gary Kemp. You'll never believe the role the Beatles' Dig a Pony played. Here's the song...  Also in the WSJ, I interviewed pop singer Johnny Mathis for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). John, as he prefers to be called, talked about growing up in San Francisco, the ...
Tags: New York, California, Germany, George Harrison, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bbc, Paris, Arizona, Jazz, John, Mansion, Charles, Wall Street Journal, Maria, WSJ

Dizzy Heights #30: Hayley Mills

Massive announcement in this show, but you’ll have to wait until the 27:30 mark. Such a tease, I know, but it will be worth it. Artists making their Dizzy Heights debut this week: Grant Lee Buffalo, Spandau Ballet, ‘Til Tuesday, Fats Domino (you read that right), October Project, and Split Enz. Thank you for listening. It means more to me than you will ever know.
Tags: Podcast, Music, Ellie Goulding, George Michael, Twenty One Pilots, Grant Lee Buffalo, Enz, Spandau Ballet, Robert Palmer, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Everything But The Girl, The Waltons, Hayley Mills, Prefab Sprout, Dizzy Heights