Formed in 1977 as the Farriss Brothers in Sydney, Australia, INXS originally comprised the three Farriss brothers Tim (16 August 1957, Australia; guitar), Jon (b. 18 August 1961, Australia; drums) and Andrew (b. 27 March 1959, Australia; keyboards), Michael Hutchence (b. Michael Kelland John Hutchence, 22 January 1960, Lain Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, d. 22 November 1997, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; lead vocals), Kirk Pengilly (b. 4 July 1958, Australia; guitar, saxophone, vocals), and Garry Beers (b. 22 June 1957, Manly, New South Wales, Australia; bass/vocals). The band moved to Perth, Western Australia to develop their own distinctive rock sound, which incorporated both black dance music and white soul influences. INXS began its recording career in 1980 with a single, Simple Simon/We Are The Vegetables on the independent Deluxe label. Over the next three years, half a dozen singles reached the Top 30 in Australia,...
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