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This UK quartet arrived on the music scene in early 2004 as potential rivals to the then current kings of the teen pop rock crown, Busted, and the links between the two bands make interesting reading. McFly was formed in 2001 by Tom Fletcher (Thomas Michael Fletcher, 17 July 1985, Harrow, London, England; guitar/vocals), Danny Jones (b. Daniel Alan David Jones, 12 March 1986, Bolton, Greater Manchester, England; guitar/vocals), Harry Judd (b. Harold Mark Christopher Judd, 23 December 1985, Chelmsford, Essex, England; drums), and Dougie Poynter (b. 30 November 1987, Corringham, Essex, England; bass). Lead vocalist and chief songwriter Tom Fletcher originally tried out for Busted, but when he was beaten to the position by Charlie Simpson the bands management held further auditions to form a new outfit centred around him. Poynter, Jones and Judd completed the line-up, with the quartet taking their band name from the lead character in the Back To The Future...