born on 6/7/1959 in London, England, United Kingdom
John Keeble (born 6 July 1959 in London) is a British pop musician, who is the drummer with the 1980s new wave band, Spandau Ballet.
Spandau Ballet disbanded in 1990, after their final studio album, Heart Like a Sky, failed to live up to the critical and commercial success of their earlier albums, such as True and Parade.
In 1999, John Keeble, along with fellow band members Tony Hadley and Steve Norman, attempted to sue former Spandau Ballet guitarist, Gary Kemp, for alleged unpaid royalties. They claimed that an agreement had existed between Kemp and the rest of the band, whereby Kemp, who was the main songwriter in the band, would pay his bandmates a share of the royalties earned. The claims were vigorously denied by Kemp, and Keeble, Hadley and Norman subsequently lost their court case. Although initially vowing to appeal the verdict, they later decided against this.
Keeble has consistently played in the Tony Hadley band, and was on tour throughout 2006.
He has also formed his own band, I PLAY ROCK, with whom he plays drums.
On 25 March 2009, John Keeble joined the rest of his original classic-line-up Spandau Ballet bandmates for a press conference at HMS Belfast, to announce that the band had reformed for a world tour starting in Dublin in October 2009.
- Spandau Ballet in court over royalties | BBC News retrieved 31 December 2008. BBC News (27 January 1999). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
- Spandau court bid fails | BBC News retrieved 31 December 2008. BBC News (30 April 1999). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
- Spandau three drop royalties appeal | BBC News retrieved 31 December 2008. BBC News (15 October 1999). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
- I PLAY ROCK Website
Gary Kemp · Tony Hadley · Steve Norman · Martin Kemp · John Keeble|
Michael Ellison ·
|Studio albums||Journeys to Glory · Diamond · True · Parade · Through the Barricades · Heart Like a Sky · Once More|
|Live albums||Live from the N.E.C.|
|Compilation albums||The Singles Collection · The Twelve Inch Mixes · The Best of Spandau Ballet · The Collection · Original Gold · Gold: The Best of Spandau Ballet · Reformation · The Collection II · The Ultra Selection · Singles, Rarities & Remixes|
|Top 10 singles||"To Cut a Long Story Short" · "Musclebound" · "Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)" · "Instinction" · "Lifeline" · "True" · "Gold" · "Only When You Leave" · "I'll Fly For You" · "Through The Barricades"|