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performing on HMS Belfast / 1980
|HMS Belfast is an unfashionable tourist attraction; a grey and austere presence stuck between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. However, on July 26 1980 it found itself at the forefront of the new romantic scene when it hosted a gig by Spandau Ballet.
Islington schoolfriends Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, John Keeble and Richard Miller formed a band, The Makers, in 1979. These style-obsessed soulboys had seen the exciting initial possibilities of punk fade to grey and headed back into a succession of clubs such as Billyís, The Blitz, Le Beat Route and Le Kilt to dance to Bowie, í70s funk and German electronica. With Miller replaced by Kempís brother Martin, and following an inspirational trip to Berlin, they changed their name to Spandau Ballet.
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