Video Flashback: Spandau Ballet

We used to resent Spandau Ballet, because their video for “True” ousted Duran Duran’s “New Moon On Monday” from the Solid Gold video countdown. Who were these mopey upstarts bumping the Fab Five?

But then we saw how put-together they were. They always looked presentable and of-the-moment, without any “what were they thinking?!” moments that Simon, John, Roger, Andy and Nick suffered through (hello, pancake makeup on your wedding day). Spandau’s lead singer Tony Hadley was a fashion icon, in snug suits, v-neck sweaters and flawless hair, always holding the microphone like a teacup, with pinkie extended.

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