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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1979–90, 2009)

Tony Hadley (vocals), Gary Kemp (guitar), Steve Norman (saxophone), Martin Kemp (bass) and John Keeble (drums) enjoyed success with their amalgam of late 1960s orchestral pop and 1980s technology. Firmly at the forefront of new romantics, their hits included ‘Chant No 1 (Don’t Need This Pressure On)’, ‘Gold’ and ‘True’. The latter was a US Top 5 breakthrough in 1983. The band split acrimoniously in 1990 but announced an unlikely reunion in March 2009.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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