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Spandau

(shpän`dou), district of Berlin, Germany, at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers. It is a canal port and a major industrial district of Berlin. Manufactures include steel and electrotechnical equipment. Spandau was chartered as a town in 1232, and during 1560 to 1594 the electors of Brandenburg built a major fortress there on the Havel River. The fortress was occupied in the Thirty Years War by the Swedes (1631–34) and in the French Revolutionary Wars by the French (1806–13). It later became a dreaded political prison; several major Nazi war criminals (including Rudolph Hess, who committed suicide there in 1987) were imprisoned there after the Nuremberg trials (1945–46). Spandau was incorporated into Berlin in 1920.
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The launch of the Siemens Spandau FABRIC also includes the debut of the Siemensstadt-inspired Berlin soundtrack by musician and composer Andrew Claristidge (Acid Washed) and the world premiere of the Sound of Berlin, a glance at the way cities, data and manufacturing converge.
The band split in 2010, only to re-form under the new name of True Gold The Spandau Ballet Experience.
One of the people who believed the rumors was Hess' Spandau doctor Hugh Thomas, who pointed to doubts about his Scotland ordeal, his refusal to see relatives and his "claimed amnesia." Now, an unidentified descendant of Hess who agreed to have his DNA compared to a sample taken from Spandau #7 in 1982, allowed researchers to discover the truth.
Not that Hadley is worried - his unmistakable foghorn runs through Spandau's catalogue and any song he sings is like lettering on a stick of rock.
Spandau Ballet was formed in 1979 and through the 1980s they enjoyed huge success with classic hits such as True, Gold and Only When You Leave.
And although this is very much a solo booking - Tony tells me there are no reunions on the cards for the Ballet boys following two big tours over the past five years - no-one needs to be concerned as to whether the 56-year-old will be dipping into the Spandau back catalogue.
It's easy to forget that Spandau, with their much-publicised 19-year hiatus, have spent nearly two decades playing together.
Spandau Ballet's hits include True, Gold, Through The Barricades, I'll Fly For You, Lifeline, Round And Round, Communication, Highly Strung, and Only When You Leave, among many others.
Pop icons Boy George, Spandau Ballet's Martin and Gary Kemp and Steve Norman, and close friend Jayce fought back tears as they carried the coffin.
However, after numerous changes in genre, style and line-up, Spandau Ballet soon established themselves in the fast-growing pop-culture movement that was known as New Romanticism.
Such a big part of my life!" In a statement, Spandau Ballet described Strange as "a huge influence on the musical and cultural landscape of the Eighties".