The Look and Sounds of the 80’s | Spandau Ballet | True | VIDEO


The band was formed in 1976 and was originally called ‘The Cut’, with Gary Kemp and Steve Norman on guitar, later saxophone and percussion.

Kemp and Norman were both attending Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar, and were close friends, as they shared a similar interest in music and a common desire to form a band. They were joined by fellow student John Keeble, who met Norman when he stored his drum kit in the school’s music room; the three met regularly at lunchtimes to practise. Keeble was followed by bass player Michael Ellison. Tony Hadley, who knew Norman, then joined as lead singer. After a few months, Richard Miller replaced Michael Ellison on bass, before Kemp’s brother, Martin Kemp, finally took over the role, joining the band a couple of years later. By this time, the band had already gained some live experience. Steve Dagger, a close schoolfriend of the band members, was then asked by Steve Norman and Gary Kemp to manage them. He was to be an integral part of the band’s success.


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One thought on “The Look and Sounds of the 80’s | Spandau Ballet | True | VIDEO

  1. Reblogged this on 1979 to 1983 and commented:
    Spandau Ballet really spearheaded the whole New Romantic music movement that seemed to coincide with the first Thatcher government (1979 to 1983). The high water mark was at the start of the decade as music fans and clubbers looked for something very different.

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