Veteran pop stars Spandau Ballet have accepted a top industry award to honour the iconic London music venue where they first found fame.

The True hitmakers played their early gigs as Spandau Ballet at the famous Blitz Club and became regular fixtures at the venue in the early 1980s.

Organisers of the Prs for Music Heritage Award have placed a commemorative plaque at the former site of the venue in London's Covent Garden, and the memorial was unveiled by the stars of Spandau Ballet on Wednesday (10Sep14).

Speaking at the ceremony, guitarist Gary Kemp says, "We are honoured to have received this award from Prs for Music. The Blitz was an incredible melting pot of music, fashion and creativity.

"It's not just Spandau Ballet that owe our career to that place at that moment in time. Musical icons such as Chris Blackwell and David Bowie all came to The Blitz to check out what was going on, the place was that important."

Prs chairman Guy Fletcher adds, "It is an honour to present Spandau Ballet with the Prs for Music Heritage Award today, at what was truly their birthplace. The Blitz Club was the beating heart of the New Romantics movement that propelled some of British music's most successful artists to stardom."