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Gary Anthony James Webb, 8 March 1958, Hammersmith, London, England. Originally appearing under the group name Tubeway Army, Numan enjoyed enormous success in the UK at the close of the 70s. His Kraftwerk / David Bowie -influenced electronic music saw Tubeway Army top the UK charts in May 1979 with Are Friends Electric? By September 1979 Numan had abandoned the group pseudonym for the follow-up single Cars, which also topped the UK charts and reached the US Top 10. At his peak, Numan was one of the bestselling artists in Britain and his albums The Pleasure Principle (1979) and Telekon (1980) both entered the charts at number 1. His science fiction-orientated lyrics and synthesizer-based rhythms brought further Top 10 successes with We Are Glass, I Die: You Die, Shes Got Claws and We Take Mystery (To Bed). Numans record sales steadily declined as the decade progressed and his glum...