Tony Hadley's Musical Bore

Tony Hadley claims there have been no musical movements since the 80s.

The Spandau Ballet singer believes the New Romantic era - which his band were a prominent part of - was the last type of music that interlinked with fashion to create a whole way of being.

He said: "If you look at it in sort of musical terms, it was the last decade where there was a specific movement that was attached to the fashion thing as well, and although there was Culture Club, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Classic Nouveaux, we all had our different sounds. It was very individual, all the bands were very individual, but we were all part of this kind of… I mean, the early 80s, this New Romo thing.

"It was a weird era, both socially, economically, musically, fashion-wise, it was an exciting time."

When asked to choose his career highlight, the singer opted for 1985 charity event Live Aid.

He explained to Absolute 80s presenter Geoff Lloyd: "There was getting our first record in our hands in 1980, 'To Cut A Long Story Short', first number one in our home country, 'True', which was number one in the UK and in 21 countries around the world, and probably Live Aid, yeah, probably Live Aid I think.

"We were on the single, 'Do They Know Its Christmas', plus we were at Live Aid itself, which was probably one of the biggest moments in my life, absolutely amazing, it really was."


Contactmusic

Tags: Tony Hadley - Culture Club - Depeche Mode - Duran Duran - Live Aid - Spandau Ballet


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Tony Hadley Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tony Hadley

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All