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Gary Kemp live on BBC London 94.9
Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp
Gary Kemp (left) with his brother Martin in Spandau's early days
spacer Gary Kemp joined Gary Crowley for a one hour special on BBC London 94.9 - get full highlights here.
Gary Kemp
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New romantic fop, pseudo soul boy, call him what you like.

But when all is said and done, Gary Kemp did pen some of the
best songs of the eighties and was the driving force behind the last British pop movement to make it big Stateside.

With True, Gold and Chant No1 underneath his belt, when he left Spandau Ballet Kemp was perfectly poised to clean up on the writing front.

The Krays
Gary and Martin Kemp in The Krays

But it was his blistering performance as psychotic Ronnie Kray in The Krays that he'll be remembered for post-Spandau.

Parts in The Bodyguard, Killing Zoe and Dog Eat Dog followed and recent years have seen him writing for other artists and appearing in the play Art.

Gary C got all misty eyed with Gary K as they talked about new wave, the new romantics and the 80s London music scene.


Gary Kemp 1 - (8', 26")

He talks about living in Soho and getting together with fellow working class flash boys and art school students to create their own scene.

Gary Kemp 2 - (6', 30")

The Blitz, the burgeoning New Romantic movement and Spandau's early ambitions are all touched on.

Gary Kemp 3- (8', 07")
He chats about making pop videos, Duran Duran and being accused of selling out.

Gary Kemp 4 - (10', 55")

The interview finishes with Gary K chatting about his last years with Spandau, filming The Krays and the state of the music industry.

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Don't forget the whole of Gary's Saturday show is also available for seven days on our Radio Archive.
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