Spandau Ballet: A Love Story
October 5, 2017
We asked for your tales of the times Spandau Ballet got you through and you let us know in droves. Here are just some of the best.
Thanks to everyone who contributed.
“I can honestly say that I am the person I am today because I got a little help from five amazing artists that kept me sane through my teenage entrapment.”
“They are and will always be the most beautiful part of my life.”
– Annalisa Tortora
“‘Through the Barricades’ is especially important to me. I met my husband in London, but our families and friends were against our love story, due to differences of culture, skin colour and religion (he is Muslum, from Morocco I am Italian).
“We have now been married twenty seven years.”
– Anna Degli
“My love story with Spandau Ballet started in 1983 and it still hasn’t ended. I love Spandau and I always will!”
– Maria Miu Miu
“I have been the lead singer of the official Spandau Ballet tribute band, True Gold, for the past 12 years. One show in particular stands out; I asked my girlfriend to marry me. On stage. In front of 2000 festival goers. I was praying she didn’t say no!
“Luckily she said YES! The crowd erupted with cheers and when she eventually left the stage I dedicated ‘True’ to her. We are still very much in love and married 3 years this Christmas.”
– Lee James
“Simply the best group of the ’80s.”
– Edward Stephens
“Thank you Sony for this beautiful chance to show once again the importance of Spandau Ballet in our lives – we could talk about lots of epic moments, the first kiss, the first love, all the friends we met at the gigs thanks to Spandau songs.
“In 2002 my dad passed away and left me and my family in serious trouble.
I was very worried about the whole situation until one day the lyrics to “Through The Barricades” suddenly came into my mind: “Oh turn around and I’ll be there, there’s a scar right through my heart but I’ll bare it again.”
“Thank you Spandau Ballet, you kind of saved my life. I love all your songs but this one has a special place in my heart, always had and always will!”
“‘Through The Barricades’ soundtracked my teenage years, and got me through more a lot of barriers of my own.”
– Amanda Hoarte
“I wouldn’t swap growing up in the 80’s with any other era – I can still remember the very day in 1983 when I first heard ‘True’ on the Radio for the first time!
“Can’t imagine what the 80’s would have been like without Spandau’s sound and style – thanks for all the memories, they will never be lost.”
– Mirko Angele
The #LegacyLiveSeries archives continue with the mighty Spandau Ballet, live from the NEC.Read more
He is The Man In Black and you might just owe him your life.Read more
We asked for your stories about Toto. The good and the bad times in your life that played out to the likes of ‘Rosanna’ and ‘Hold The Line’. Here are your tales of lives soundtracked by the rock legends.Read more
Over their forty-year history our Artists of the Month Toto have become a rock institution, a massive musical presence in the lives of millions of fans. We want your Toto Love Stories…Read more
“His songs are the yearnings of the heart.”
We asked for your stories of how the music of Roy Orbison has touched your life, how the Big O soundtracked the good times and the bad.
Here are your stories. Here’s why you love him…Read more
He’s the singer/songwriter’s singer/songwriter, a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer, founding member of the Travelling Wilburys, ‘The Big O’, America’s Maestro.
He is Roy Orbison and we want to know why you love him.Read more
We asked for your tales of the times Spandau Ballet got you through and you let us know in droves. Here are just some of the best.Read more
Spandau Ballet’s seminal ‘Through The Barricades’ celebrates its 30th anniversary this month and a very special edition is out now.Read more
“What other name roars?”
Elvis Presley defined and redefined music and touched countless lives in the process.
Here are some of your stories of how The King helped you live.Read more
Spandau Ballet – our Artists of the Month for September – have been defining and redefining modern music for almost forty years. Now we want to hear those stories.Read more