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Ould be hired for video shoots and through it all Gary records the wonderful friendships and the slowly building tensions that would eventually see five old friends facing each other in court‘I Know This Much’ tells the story of Spandau Ballet but it’s far than a book about being in a band Whether it’s meeting Ronnie Kray before filming ‘The Krays’ sketching out the fashions and subcultures of the day or hanging out with Princess Diana this book offers a story on every page And all the so because it’s all written – brilliantly – by Gary himsel Loved this book couldn t put it down I own a copy of soul boys of the western world and this leads you up to it

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I Know This Much

Outrageous London club scene centred around the Blitz and Billy’s is just sizzling Out of this glamorous mayhem of kilt wearing mascara’d peacocks would emerge Spandau Ballet – the band that would define the era and hold high the victorious standard of the New RomanticsGary’s thrilling journey with Spandau Ballet would see them record worldwide hits such as ‘True’ ‘Gold’ and ‘Through the Barricades’ play the biggest stadiums in the world and take to the stage in togas when their luggage gets lost in flight Stallions supermodels and dwarves w Loved thisCouldn t put this book down nearly cried at the death of his parentsonly complaint was his description of his split from his first wife was little than one sentence

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Gary Kemp’s story begins in North London where the Kemp family rented a home with no bathrooms and chickens in the yard After a couple of failed attempts to kill his brother Martin his parents gave him a guitar for ChristmasFrom schoolyard battles between the Bowie Boys and the Prog Rockers to Mrs Kemp’s firm insistence on net curtains and from acting for the Children’s Film Foundation to manning a fruit and veg stall on Saturdays Gary brilliantly evokes an upbringing full of love creativity and optimismAs the Thatcher years begin Gary’s account of the As a denizen of both Billys and Blitz early New Romantic nightclubs albeit one of the least fashionable of the regulars and clearly visible in a number of scenes from Spandau Ballet s televised 20th Century Box appearance at the Scala cinema in 1980 I was interested in reading Gary s book Whilst reading the book I also watched Soul Boys of the Western World the 2014 documentary about Spandau Ballet directed by George Hencken And just to put all my cards on the table I really liked a lot of their music up until Chant No 1 We Don t Need This Pressure On however have significantly less time for what came later Indeed the Soul Boys of the Western World documentary reinforces just how uickly the band became ano


10 thoughts on “I Know This Much

  1. says:

    As a denizen of both Billys and Blitz early New Romantic nightclubs albeit one of the least fashionable of the regulars and clearly visible in a number of scenes from Spandau Ballet's televised 20th Century Box appearance at the Scala cinema in 1980 I was interested in reading Gary's book Whilst reading the book I also watched Soul Boys of the Western World the 2014 documentary about Spandau Ballet directed by George Hencken And just to put

  2. says:

    For those of you loosely in the Gen X cohort this book will bring back memories and fully sate your desire for gossip about the likes of Culture Club Wham and others born of the androgynous post punk era of coiffe

  3. says:

    This was an interesting book about Gary Kemp's life prior to the beginnings of Spandau Ballet and beyond I grew up in the '80s so remember a lot of the bands mentioned in this book Depeche Mode Duran Duran Culture Club and of course Spandau Ballet themselves so it was interesting to get an insider's perspective about the bands and the culturelife that surrounded that early musical scene The book itself was well written

  4. says:

    A tremendous biography from Gary He writes from memory and the heart A fine review of his own personal history and Spandau Balletts'His humility when discussing his experience at Live Aid when all the other acts seemed famous than him and how Paul McCartney made him feel betterI was familiar with every Spandau s

  5. says:

    I wasn't a huge fan of Spandau Ballet but I really enjoyed this Very well written with some real moments of poignancy The story of his journey from being given a cheap guitar one Christmas and being jealous of the toys his younger brother received through his epiphany and the formation of the band To come from such humble origins and achieve all that he'd achieved both with the band and as an actor is the ki

  6. says:

    Loved thisCouldn't put this book down nearly cried at the death of his parentsonly complaint was his description of his split from

  7. says:

    Loved this book couldn't put it down I own a copy of soul boys of the western world and this leads you up to it

  8. says:

    Interesting for us 80’s freaks but got a bit boring a lot of reasons being cited for not doing as well as their

  9. says:

    DisappointingLove Spandau Ballet and Gary's work But as auto biographies go i was disappointed Felt he revealed very little about his life Sorry

  10. says:

    Gary writes in a way that allows me to feel his compassion his regret and his love Beyond the band and the 80's he

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