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Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet have had a rivalry since the ’80s!
May 23rd, 2019 under Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, This Morning. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, they were several no-no-notorious rivalries in the music world. There was Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe, and Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Now we know there was another one from the era.

Hey Martin Kemp, is there something I should know? He says that Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet have had one going for on over 30 years. Back then on planet Earth, they were two of the hottest New Wave bands to come out of Britain during the second British invasion. Were they fighting over music videos or chart placements of their songs? No, that is so not being like a rock star. Instead, the bassist said on This Morning today that if those wild boys were at a party together they would see who could drink the most? Which I say Simon Le Bon would win the gold hands down or bottoms up. Another time, they wanted to see who could stay up the latest. Their final battle, back then, happened on Pop Quiz and D2 were the true winners.

That was then, there’s a new moon on Monday because now the two bands, who were part of the New Romantic scene, are both working on musicals with their songs. Who will win West End? Only time will tell. Sorry Kemp, but I will always be a Duranie, so my reflex-flex-flex-flex is to root for them.

Kemp also talked about if Spandau Ballet will ever get back together. He says he is up for it, but only if all five of them say yes at the same time. Hopefully, that will happen! However, getting five people to do that is not easy. See the Spice Girls.

Now, let’s just talk about Kemp. Didn’t he age really well? I think he is sexier now than he was then. Plus, his positive energy is contagious. Maybe I can be persuaded to change my allegiance.


An ’80s teen girl’s wet dream: Limahl, Martin Fry and Tony Hadley!
October 9th, 2018 under 80s, Limahl, Spandau Ballet, Wet dream. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, girls were in love with the lead singers of Kajagoogoo, ABC and Spandau Ballet, but never the three should meet. Thirty years later, Limahl (in sneakers), Martin Fry and Tony Hadley (in the flip-flops) got together this weekend to play a private show at the wedding of Dina & Thomas in West London.

I wonder what songs they did from their catalogs. I am thinking it was Limahl’s Never Ending Story, ABC’s The Look of Love and Spandau Ballet’s True. Three songs I would love to hear live from them. Especially since they all still look as good as they did when those tunes were climbing charts.

If you could have any living musician play your wedding, who would it be? I am going to have to sit on my choice, but I still want Air Supply’s Making Love Out of Nothing at All as my first song as a married couple.


Who knew Khloe Kardashian was a Spandau Ballet fan?
April 16th, 2018 under Spandau Ballet, The Kardashians. [ Comments: none ]

On Thursday, Khloe Kardashian gave birth to her first daughter and today she revealed her name. The baby girl’s name is True. Something that is being rumored her baby daddy has not been to her. In other words, there have been reports that Tristan Thompson cheated on the new mom.

When it comes to her name, the Kardashians should not be allowed to name their kids. They have a Reign, a North, a Saint, a Chicago, a Dream and a Stormi and now a True. What happened to semi-normal names?


BTWF docs: George Michael in Soul Boys of the Western World
February 22nd, 2017 under Before They Were Famous, George Michael, Spandau Ballet. [ Comments: none ]

Before George Michael was the main focus, he was just a random dancer in the background of Spandau Ballet’s documentary Soul Boys of the Western World. You could tell that back in 1981 that 17 year old was going to be the star he became.
What’s interesting is that George Michael’s Wham bandmate Shirlie Holliman married the lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp, so it is all connected!


It’s True, Spandau Ballet are working on an album!
August 3rd, 2014 under 80s, Spandau Ballet. [ Comments: none ]

It has been 25 years since Spandau Ballet released an album of new music and now the band is finally working on a new one after a quarter of a century according to NME. The musicians broke the news on their Twitter account that they are working with the legendary producer, Trevor Horn, on it but have not yet said when the CD will be coming out. Hopefully they will create some more huge hits that will last the span of time like True and Gold.


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