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Australian pop duo Savage Garden formed in Brisbane at the end of 1996, their name inspired by fantasy author Anne Rices term for the savage and isolated world of vampires. Within nine months of formation they had attained two domestic hit singles (I Want You and To The Moon And Back). This achievement came without the benefit of any live performances or even promotional interviews. Their sudden popularity became a global phenomenon when I Want You, officially the biggest-selling Australian single of 1996, became an international bestseller later in the year.
The duo, singer Darren Hayes (8 May 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) and multi-instrumentalist Englishman Daniel Jones (b. 22 July 1973, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England), met while playing in bar bands in Queensland in 1994. However, they elected to form a band more suited to their personal tastes - an amalgamation of influences including...