The Only Ones

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: punk new wave power pop punk rock british 70s rock seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 with a line-up comprising Peter Perrett (8 April 1952, Camberwell, London, England; vocals/guitar), John Perry (b. 4 June 1952, Bristol, England; guitar), Alan Mair (bass) and Mike Kellie (b. Michael Kellie, 24 March 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; drums). Although touted as a new wave group, the unit included several old lags; Mair had previously worked with Scotland’s the Beatstalkers, while Kellie had drummed with Spooky Tooth, Peter Frampton and Balls. Perrett’s former band, England’s Glory, would have their demos released retrospectively after the Only Ones’ initial demise.

After a promising independent single, ‘Lovers Of Today’, the band was signed by CBS Records and made their debut with the searing opus ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’ - one of the UK new wave’s most enduring songs. Front man Perrett, with his leopard-skin jacket and Lou Reed drawl, won considerable...

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