Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spandau Ballet

On a damp November morning in 1979, 5 school mates from Islington, got up early  and delivered  their first live performance as Spandau Ballet in a Holloway Road rehearsal studio. The audience on that morning comprised of the elite of London's expanding night-club scene all of whom would form the music and style tribe soon to be named "The New Romantics" by the fascinated tabloid press.  Spandau Ballet were the first band to perform music specifically for that target audience. 
Spandau Ballet - Parade
They grew to one of the most successful bands of the 1980s, achieving ten Top Ten singles and four Top Ten albums in the UK between 1980 and 1990. The band split acrimoniously in 1990 but announced their reunion in March 2009, complete with a tour that began in October 2009.

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