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01The Birth Of Glam20100629

01The Birth Of Glam20100629
01The Birth Of Glam2010062920141029 (6M)

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tells the story of glam.

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tell the story of glam and considers how the flamboyant style of artists like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music, influenced later generations of bands - not least his own. Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self indulgent pretensions in 1970 when psychedelia and prog rock were at their peak, glam brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the frivolous basics of rock 'n' roll and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

01The Birth Of Glam20100629
01The Birth Of Glam20100629
01The Birth Of Glam2010062920140102 (6M)

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tells the story of glam.

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tell the story of glam and considers how the flamboyant style of artists like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music, influenced later generations of bands - not least his own. Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self indulgent pretensions in 1970 when psychedelia and prog rock were at their peak, glam brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the frivolous basics of rock 'n' roll and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

01The Birth Of Glam20100629

01The Birth Of Glam20100914
01The Birth Of Glam20100914
01The Birth Of Glam2010091420151031 (6M)

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp explores the emergence of glam rock.

01The Birth Of Glam20100914

01The Birth Of Glam20100914
01The Birth Of Glam2010091420151031 (6M)

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tell the story of glam and considers how the flamboyant style of artist, such as like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music, influenced later generations of bands - not least his own. Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self-indulgent pretensions in 1970, when psychedelia and prog rock were at their peak, glam brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the basics of rock 'n' roll, and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

01The Birth Of Glam2010091420130327 (6M)

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp explores the emergence of glam rock.

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tell the story of glam and considers how the flamboyant style of artists like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music, influenced later generations of bands - not least his own. Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self indulgent pretensions in 1970 when psychedelia and prog rock were at their peak, glam brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the frivolous basics of rock 'n' roll and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

02Dressed to Kill20100915

02Dressed To Kill2010091520151101 (6M)

Gary Kemp highlights the influence of the most successful acts of the glam era.

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who according to Phil Manzanera "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly The Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".

02Dressed to Kill20100915

02 LASTDressed to Kill20100630

02 LASTDressed to Kill20100630

02 LASTDressed To Kill2010063020141030 (6M)

Gary Kemp highlights the influence of the most successful acts of the glam era.

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who according to Phil Manzanera "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly The Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".

02 LASTDressed to Kill20100630

02 LASTDressed to Kill20100630

02 LASTDressed To Kill2010063020140103 (6M)

Gary Kemp highlights the influence of the most successful acts of the glam era.

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who according to Phil Manzanera "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly The Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".

02 LASTDressed to Kill20100630

02 LASTDressed to Kill2010091520130328 (6M)

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who according to Phil Manzanera "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly The Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".

02 LASTDressed To Kill2010091520130328 (6M)

Gary Kemp highlights the influence of the most successful acts of the glam era.

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock'n'roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc and David. In fact Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who according to Phil Manzanera "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam."

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years, also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly The Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Along with 10CC, Sparks, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel, and even Suzi Quatro, who enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls, "thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys".