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Born Wolverhampton, England. Rowland's first group, Lucy & The Lovers, were influenced by Roxy Music and turned out to be short-lived. His next project, punk rock act The Killjoys, were slightly more successful, releasing the single "Johnny Won't Go To Heaven" in 1977. Alienated by the punk scene, Rowland, together with Killjoys guitarist, Al Archer, decided to form a new soul influenced group, Dexys Midnight Runners.

When Dexys disbanded in 1987, Rowland recorded a solo album called The Wanderer which… read more

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  • Avatar for Shundrik
    странный чувак если честно
  • Avatar for songfactslastfm
    "I remember thinking, 'We're really onto something here.'" - "Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but Dexys Midnight Runners released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back. Frontman Kevin Rowland and trombonist Jim Paterson chatted with us about their long-in-the-making fourth album, One Day I'm Going to Soar, and how they came up with "Eileen": http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/dexys_kevin_rowland_and_jim_paterson_/
  • Avatar for Metalbeast7
    Probably one of my favorite singers ever. Very distinct voice that fits in well with the rhythms he plays with. Flowin'!
  • Avatar for mixedresults
    Terribly underrated, heavily due in part to My Beauty.
  • Avatar for jurijmlotman
    great strange album.
  • Avatar for briofigaro
    ...I am of course talking of My Beauty.
  • Avatar for briofigaro
    The most beautiful and strengthening album there is.
  • Avatar for emmanuelnyberg
    That 'Thunder Road' cover is an abomination. Time to retire. you, sir, are an insensitive asshole, and with no taste whatsoever.
  • Avatar for mikedutkewych
    That 'Thunder Road' cover is an abomination. Time to retire.

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