Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: new wave 80s new romantic synthpop electronic synth pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A synthesizer ‘jamming’ band fronted by Steve Strange (Steve Harrington, 28 May 1959, Wales), with other members including Midge Ure (b. James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland; guitar), Rusty Egan (b. 19 September 1957), Billy Currie (b. William Lee Currie, 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; violin), Dave Formula (keyboards), John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England; guitar) and Barry Adamson (b. 1 June 1958, Moss Side, Manchester, England; bass). The last three were all members of Magazine. Ure rose to fame with teenybopper stars Slik before joining the Rich Kids with whom Egan played drums. Both Egan and Ure also played in the short-lived Misfits during 1979, before Egan briefly joined the Skids and Ure linked with Thin Lizzy, then replaced John Foxx in Ultravox. Currie was also in both Ultravox and Visage, not to mention Gary Numan’s band at more or less the...

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