Marillion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock rock classic rock progressive british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Front-runners of the short-lived UK progressive rock revival of the early 80s, Marillion survived unfavourable comparisons with Genesis to become a popular melodic rock band, notching up several successful UK singles plucked from their grandiose concept albums.

The band was formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, originally as Silmarillion, a name taken from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The original line-up comprised Doug Irvine (bass), Mick Pointer (22 July 1956, England; drums), Steve Rothery (b. 25 November 1959, Brampton, South Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Brian Jellyman (keyboards). After recording the instrumental demo, ‘The Web’, the band recruited Fish (b. Derek William Dick, 25 April 1958, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals) and Diz Minnett (bass), and began building a strong following through almost continuous gigging. Before recording their debut, ‘Market Square Heroes’, Jellyman and Minnett were replaced by...

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