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About Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry launched an unsuccessful bid to become King Crimson’s lead singer before forming Roxy Music with a member of his previous band, The Gas Board.
∙ All of Roxy Music’s studio albums hit the Top 10 in the UK, with Stranded, Flesh + Blood, and Avalon reaching No. 1.
∙ Roxy Music has influenced dozens of artists, including U2, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, and Talking Heads.
∙ Nile Rodgers formed legendary disco band Chic after seeing Roxy Music perform, telling bassist Bernard Edwards afterward, “Man, we got to do the Black version of this.”
∙ In Lost in Translation, director Sofia Coppola, a fan of Ferry’s, had Bill Murray’s character perform a karaoke version of Roxy Music’s “More Than This.”
∙ As a solo artist, Ferry has collaborated with members of Eurythmics, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Smiths.
∙ In 2011, he became a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a prestigious honor given by the Queen.
∙ His iconic style has inspired collections by multiple fashion designers and earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from GQ.
∙ Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.
- Washington, Tyne and Wear, Englan
- 26 Sep 1945
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