Three founding members of the new-wave band Spandau Ballet have
lost a court bid for up to 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) in
songwriting royalties from the band's songwriter and guitarist, Gary
Kemp, according to Britain's Press Association news service.
A London judge was quoted as saying the case by singer Tony
Hadley, guitarist/sax player Steve Norman and drummer John
Keeble "fails in its entirety." The magistrate determined that the
three plaintiffs had neither an oral nor a written agreement with Kemp
entitling them to songwriting royalties.