I Know This Much (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2010-04-29
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Illustratör/Fotograf
40 col plates
Illustrationer
40 col plates (16pp)
Dimensioner
199 x 132 x 23 mm
Vikt
260 g
ISBN
9780007323319
I Know This Much (häftad)

I Know This Much

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`I Know This Much' - by Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet's prime mover - is simply the freshest, most exciting and best-written memoir to arrive for years. Gary'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 Christmas. From 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 optimism. As the Thatcher years begin, Gary's account of the 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 Romantics. Gary'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 would 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 more 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 more so because it's all written - brilliantly - by Gary himself.
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`An eminently readable memoir, from dirt poor beginnings in Islington via full blown pop stardom to the older, wiser man today. The stories come thick and fast, vibrant memories of London's post-punk club scene, especially, jump off the page and even the personal stuff is sensitively handled. Hats off to him.' Q Magazine `In parts a fascinating slice of social history, focusing on the realities of working-class life in north London in the 1950s through to the 1970s, before segueing into Spandau Ballet, the Blitz club and the 1980s recession-spiting New Romantic movement, through to Live Aid, and beyond.' Barbara Ellen, Observer

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Gary Kemp is the prime mover, songwriter and guitarist with Spandau Ballet. Among his most famous compositions are `True', `Gold' and `Through the Barricades'. The band has sold over 30 million records, tapes and CDs worldwide. Gary has also enjoyed a successful screen career - he starred in `The Krays' alongside his brother Martin Kemp.