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This Orange County, California, USA-based outfit, comprising Gwen Stefani (Gwendolyn Renee Stefani, 3 October 1969, Fullerton, California, USA; vocals), Tom Dumont (b. 11 January 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Tony Kanal (b. 27 August 1970, London, England; bass) and Adrian Young (b. 26 August 1969, Long Beach, California, USA; drums), took America by storm in 1996 following the release of their third album, Tragic Kingdom.
Formed in December 1986 by Stefanis keyboard playing brother Eric, the bands original singer John Spence took his own life a year later. Kanal was part of the line-up by this point - Dumont joined in spring 1988 and Young a year later. The band signed a recording contract with Interscope Records in 1991. Their self-titled debut, released at the height of grunges popularity, sold poorly and Eric Stefani left the band two years later to work as an animator (landing a job with The Simpsons). In...