Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an influential English singer, composer, and musician. Most widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?
" (when in Tubeway Army
) and "Cars
", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 70s
and early 80s
but maintains a loyal cult following. Numan, whose signature sound consists of heavy synthesizer hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic
music. Both Numan's music and his transgressive public image … read more