|Genres:||Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||glam rock 80s new wave rock pop british singer-songwriter seen live|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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26 September 1945, Washington, Co. Durham, England. Ferry began his musical career in local group the Banshees, following which he enrolled at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University where he formed R&B group the Gas Board, whose ranks included Graham Simpson and John Porter. After studying Fine Art under Richard Hamilton, Ferry briefly worked as a pottery teacher before forming Roxy Music. During their rise to fame, he plotted a parallel solo career, beginning in 1973 with These Foolish Things, an album of favourite cover versions. At the time, the notion of recording an album of rock standards was both innovative and nostalgic. Ferry recorded half an album of faithful imitations, leaving the other half to more adventurous arrangements. Some of the highlights included a revival of Ketty Lesters obscure River Of Salt, a jaunty reading of Elvis Presleys Baby I Dont Care and a remarkable hit version of Bob Dylans A...