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.

THE LOWE DOWN

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

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