Spandau Ballet - Great Queen Street, London, UK
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N 51° 30.975 W 000° 07.199
30U E 699819 N 5711169
Quick Description: This PRS for Music black plaque indicates that 'Spandau Ballet' "first perfomred here 5 December 1979". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Great Queen Street in London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/11/2018 12:48:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMY33B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

The full wording on the PRS for Music plaque reads:

PRS for Music

Spandau Ballet
first performed here
5 December 1979
at The Blitz Club

PRS for Music Heritage Award

Wikipedia has an article about 'Spandau Ballet' that tells us:

Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in Islington, London in 1979. The band were inspired by, and an integral part of, the electro movement. They became one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era. The band's classic line-up features brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp on guitars, vocalist Tony Hadley, saxophonist Steve Norman, and drummer John Keeble.

The group's debut single "To Cut a Long Story Short", which reached No. 5 in the UK in 1980, was the first of ten UK top 10 hits, including a No. 1 single "True", a No. 2 single "Gold", and two No. 3 singles: "Chant No. 1" and "Only When You Leave". The band have had eight UK top 10 albums, including three "greatest hits" compilations and an album of re-recorded material.

At the height of their popularity in 1984, they received the Brit Award for technical excellence. The band split in 1990 and the members pursued solo careers, with both Kemp brothers winning acting roles. Since their reformation in 2009, the band have been recognised at the Q Awards and Gary Kemp's songwriting has been honoured by the Ivor Novello Awards.

Blue Plaque managing agency: PRS for Music

Individual Recognized: Spandau Ballet

Physical Address:
Great Queen Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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