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January 2, 2023

30 Fabulous Photos Show Styles of Spandau Ballet in the 1980s

Spandau Ballet were an English new wave band formed in Islington, London, in 1979. Inspired by the capital’s post-punk underground dance scene, they emerged at the start of the 1980s as the house band for the Blitz Kids, playing “European Dance Music” as “The Applause” for this new club culture’s audience.

Spandau Ballet became one of the most successful groups of the New Romantic era of British pop and were part of the Second British Invasion of the Billboard Top 40 in the 1980s, selling 25 million albums and having 23 hit singles worldwide. The band have had eight UK top 10 albums, including three greatest hits compilations and an album of re-recorded material.

Musical influences of Spandau Ballet ranged from punk rock and soul music to the American crooners Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see styles of Spandau Ballet in the 1980s.


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