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Bryan Ferry

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Washington, Tyne and Wear, England (1970 – present)

Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England) is a British and musician. Famed for his suave visual and vocal style, he came to public prominence in the as the lead singer of the group Roxy Music. After influencing many later bands with his crooning vocals and fashion sense, he has had a highly successful solo career upon leaving the group in 1984.

Ferry formed Roxy Music with a group of friends and acquaintances, beginning with musician Graham Simpson, in November 1970. The line-up expanded to include saxophonist/oboist Andy Mackay and his acquaintance Brian Eno, who owned tape recorders and played Mackay’s synthesizer. Ferry’s background in art school, influenced by boundary-pushing work as such as the pop art of Andy Warhol and the music of the Velvet Underground, gave him a vision of mutated rock featuring electronic experimentation as well as lyrical cynicism.

The success of Roxy Music’s first album, 1972’s ‘Roxy Music’, and first single, “Virginia Plain”, contributed to the rise of an almost social movement like cultural following known as ‘Roxymania’. Many artists playing and music looked up to Ferry’s group, with the scene advanced by bands such as ABC and Duran Duran particularly aping their fashion sense. Several British punks, oddly enough, also looked to Roxy Music for their shared sense of musical experimentation with transgressive lyrics; the Sex Pistols is an interesting example.

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  • KingFahtah

    :/

    5 Oct 10:10am Reply
  • flickothewrist

    As per usual Bryan you are teasing me to the point of chronic frustration by giving me a preview of your latest master piece, the enchanting and colossally brilliant Loop De Li, why must i wait till November 17 for the latest installment of the greatest story ever told?, many happy returns for yesterday, surely this man is The Son Of God!

    27 Sep 5:23pm Reply
  • MarreMushroom

    Because Bryan Ferry IS and ARE'NT (You read that correctly too)

    13 Aug 5:33pm Reply
  • ChesterWhelks

    Why is Bryan Ferry? (You read that correctly)

    22 Jul 9:39pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    отличный поп-артист с качественным репертуаром

    19 Jul 12:24pm Reply
  • buffaloghosts

    Johnny and Marry

    8 Apr 10:09am Reply
  • tresfoufou

    Bryan Ferry must be Jarvis Cocker's father because he's so cool and nonchalant. Pure class and style.

    11 Feb 5:58pm Reply
  • skret_amlet

    единственный рок-музыкант, который умеет носить фрак (с)

    11 Jan 4:27pm Reply
  • thesilentview

    looking forward to the benefit gig on saturday...

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thesilentview

    don't stop the dance !!!!

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • daphneedescends

    Happy Birthday to this amazing musician<3

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • angydefeline

    J'adore ADELE, elle fait ce qu'elle veut de sa voix et à mon avis, elle va vite grimper dans les HTS

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nikid27

    Yesterday on Dior show in Moscow I reaped his hand and told that I adore him!what an Artist!!!

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Dr-Doctor

    Best songwriter ever.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Xansaibot7

    Очень хороший исполнитель

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • durbanizable

    LOVE IS THE DRUG ♥ [1 ]

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Slave To Love ♥

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Wiracocha

    A true legend.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ladyoftherock

    Don't Stop the Dance. ♥ [2]

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Revolution360

    Greeting folks, Mr Ferry is as smooth today as he was in his hey days… Though Im still a huge fan of Roxy Music we can be grateful that these legends have left us with music and style that will never be replaced… If your a huge music fan and love vinyl go check out my music blog. www.revolutionthreesixty.com

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
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