Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Blind Items Revealed #1 - Reader Blind - Kindness

November 2, 2019

These three vocalists from the same foreign country are in three different bands and are friends.  All three are tall, handsome, and well-dressed and associated with a certain movement in music.  Their heyday was several decades ago but they are still active now.

Vocalist #1 was in one of the biggest bands if not the biggest band for a time in the world.  This was largely due to their second album named after a city and the rise of this TV channel that showed something related to music.

Vocalist #2 was also in a popular band that had one monster hit globally and a number of other popular songs. They were also helped by this TV channel.  At one point, he sued someone else in his band in court but lost.  He is not currently active with the band that made him famous.

Vocalist #3 is slightly younger than the other two but of the same generation.  He is currently the only original member in the group he is part of.  Their most recent release was a sequel to their first record which had several big hits on it.

#2 and #3 have worked together musically on occasion.

During the decade they were most popular in, #1 and #2 took part in this famous charity recording and event.  Later they along with #3 played a music festival in this country which has taken in a lot of refugees.  While there, they attended a refugee charitable event and ended up giving away part of their fee for the festival to a program for refugees and since then have met up occasionally over the years behind the scenes to do charity work with UNHCR and other refugee groups. This has become a family event as well as they often bring along their partners and children too.

Due to the current political climate in that country, the three singers have stepped up their efforts and are organizing a big show for next year.   

Vocalist #1 – Simon Le Bon-Duran Duran, Vocalist #2- Tony Hadley – Spandau Ballet, Vocalist #3 – Martin Frye-ABC (MTV –channel) Italy –country

18 comments:

sandybrook said...

wtf I slept through New Year's Eve??? Anyway good for these guys, ABC was an underrated band True by Spandau was huge but they also had other songs still played today

Moose said...

I'm a huge ABC fan, so this made me happy.

80's music video trivia - what's the connection of Lisa Vanderpump to one of these band?

sandybrook said...

***raises hand*** she dated Martin Frye who put her in their movie??

cheesegrater15 said...

Awwwwww, I love the kindness blinds.

Moose said...

Nice, Sandybrook - she's the leading lady in ABC's "Poison Arrow" video.

longtimereader said...

All three are legends and great people. If US readers don't know Martin Fry then I suggest downloading 'The labour of love'. Produced by the legendary Trevor Horn and considered one the best 80's pop albums from Britain that decade. All three made GREAT art.

Do Tell said...

Simon LeBon was one of the rudest people I've ever encountered, but it's nice that he can do some good things.

Do Tell said...

Nick Rhodes, otoh, seems to be a very nice guy.

Brayson87 said...

It is nice to read a blind where the musicians are helping people instead of raping them.

gauloise said...

Isnt Labour of Love UB40?

sandybrook said...

He meant Lexicon of Love I think gauloise

Brayson87 said...
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Brayson87 said...

They uh didn't get too creative on the names.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lexicon_of_Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Look_of_Love_(ABC_song)

Moose said...

There was also "The Lexicon of Love II", @Brayson87

La Morena said...

Oh my god Tony????❤️ I wanted to marry him !! No wonder I love him so .🥰

Moose said...

One of the interesting things about this blind is that Hadley (Spandau's lead singer) is a noted conservative, was a big backer of Thatcher (if you recall, most of the Brit new wave stars were adamantly anti-Thatcher), and was going to run for Parliament as a Tory.

Diana said...

Love them all!

Velvet Voice said...

As a Duranie I ve always heard about Simon s charity work, also about Tony and Martin, watch BANDS REUNITED: KAJAGOOGOO then watch ABC and you ll get a surprise ... some of these gentleman are EXTREMELY GENEROUS. at least with those who need it, cause Simon uses to tend to be a DIVA with his fans . TELLING FROM EXPERIENCE OF HIS PRESENCE IN ARGENTINA

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