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A SECRET HISTORY OF TONY HADLEY

TONE’S TOP 10 MOMENTS – BECAUSE THERE’S MOR E TO THE FORMER SPANDAU SINGER THAN JUST GOLD AND TRUE…

01 THE FREEZE

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IAN PEEL’S A TO Z POP OF
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THE TRUE A DVEN TURES OF TONY HADLEY
LESS THAN A YEAR AF TER LEAVING SPANDAU BAL LET, TONY HADLEY I S BACK WI TH A NEW SOLO ALBUM AND A REVIVED SENSE OF PURPOSE. HE GUIDES US THROUGH HOW HI S FOUR DECADES IN POP HAVE BROUGHT H IM TO WHERE H E I S TODAY. WARNING – MAY CONTAIN FRI L LY SHIRTS!
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IN 1974, KRAFTWERK CREATED AN ELECTRONIC EPIC. AUTOBAHN WAS AN ALBUM WHICH SAW MAN AND MACHINE WORKING IN PERFECT HARMONY. IT WAS A PIVOTAL STEP FORWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC – A TIMELESS AND PROFOUND PIECE OF WORK THAT STILL REMAINS RELEVANT TODAY…
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JOHN FOXX’S SEMINAL DEBUT SOLO ALBUM METAMATIC, SOUNDS AS SCARILY RELEVANT TODAY AS IT DID BACK IN 1980. CLASSIC POP SITS DOWN WITH ITS CREATOR TO TALK ABOUT HIS MASTERPIECE, WHALE SONG AND, MOST OF ALL, THE MAGIC OF PURE SYNTH SIMPLICITY…
THE LOW DOWN
THEY CAME OUT OF THE STEEL CITY WITH A SILKY POP SOUND THAT SEDUCED A GENERATION OF NEW ROMANTICS IN THE 80S AND CAN STAKE A CLAIM FOR THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE WITH THE LEXICON OF LOVE. WHILE MARTIN FRY IS NOW ABC’S LAST MAN STANDING, THE SOPHISTI-POPPER’S LEGACY REMAINS AS SUAVE AND IRREDUCIBLE AS EVER.
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