24 March 1949, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Lowe has for many years been held in high esteem by a loyal band of admirers aware of his dexterity as a producer, musician, vocalist and songwriter. His early apprenticeship as bass player/vocalist with Kippington Lodge, which evolved into Brinsley Schwarz, made him a seasoned professional by the mid-70s. He then started a career as a record producer, making his debut with the Kursaal Flyers Chocs Away, followed by Dr. Feelgoods Malpractice. He also owns up to being responsible for an appalling novelty record, We Love You, a parody of the Bay City Rollers, recorded under the name the Tartan Horde.
Lowe formed Stiff Records with Jake Riviera and Dave Robinson in 1976 and was an early pioneer of punk music. His own singles were unsuccessful, but he was critically applauded for the catchy So It Goes, backed with the prototype punk song, Heart Of The...
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