When Tony Hadley was just a kid, like a lot of kids, he used to watch all his music heroes on Top Of The Pops. Since then, he’s managed to meet all of them.

“When I was younger, I used to say ‘oh you know that Paul McCartney and that Mick Jagger they should give it up, they’re too old’, and they were probably only about 35,” he joked.

“And here I am at 62, and 62 is really young!”

Little did young Tony realise at the time he would not only blaze one helluva trail for the ‘80s New Romantic era of music by fronting Spandau Ballet, he would still be completely relevant 40 years on.

It was just one of the anecdotes he chatted to Clairsy & Lisa about on Wednesday morning, including his appearance on a big double-decker bus representing the ’80s for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, his opinion of Kate Bush gaining a second surge of popularity and, of course, his very eager return to Perth…

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