"I wrote the song at my parents' house, where I was still living at the time. As a working-class boy, I wouldn't think of moving out till I got married. I was infatuated with Clare Grogan [the Altered Images singer and star of Gregory's Girl]. I met her on Top of the Pops and, at one point, travelled up to Scotland to have tea with her and her mum and dad. Although my feelings were unrequited and the relationship was platonic, it was enough to trigger a song, True, which became the name of our 1983 album, too."Grogan. Sigh. Someone's going to have to update the song's Wikipedia page.
Music This week's How We Made in The Guardian has Gary Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet on writing True, which brings this trivia:
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012