Band: ROXY MUSIC Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011, 2019
Album: STRANDED – the band’s third LP Released: 1 November 1973
Score: Their first No 1 album in the UK, landing on the top
spot of the charts on 8 December 1973 – 47 years ago today
Artwork: The front cover featured Playboy’s Playmate of The Year 1972,
model Marilyn Cole. She also was the magazine’s first full-frontal nude
Bryan Ferry: “When I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely,
and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves
and, to some extent, posters and things like that.”
Band: ROXY MUSIC Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011
Album: SIREN – fifth LP Released: 24 October 1975 – 45 years ago
AllMusic wrote: “Abandoning the intoxicating blend of art rock and glam-pop that distinguished Stranded and Country Life, Roxy Music concentrate on Bryan Ferry’s suave, charming crooner persona for the elegantly modern ‘Siren’… Roxy embrace dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound…The end result is captivating.” Score: 5/5.
Bryan Ferry: “Women? I have no idea. I don’t know anything about
women at all. They’re a complete mystery to me.”
Turn Up The Volume: All who tried to copy Roxy’s look, sound
and album artwork failed. Yep, a unique band.
Singles/clips: Love Is The Drug / Both Ends Burning
The frontman, singer/songwriter and full-time playboy BRYAN FERRY of brilliant art/glam rockers Roxy Music (formed in 1970) celebrates his 75th birthday today. He was born on 26 September 1945 in Washington, County Durham, England.
Together with Brian Eno, he was Roxy‘s famous face. Also a smart dressed Casanova and dandy who had some much-publicized relationships with gorgeous models (like Jerry Hall), glamorous actresses, and jet-set pinups. He disbanded Roxy Music in 1982 and – started (already when he was still a member, in 1976) a very successful solo career.
To celebrate the star’s 75th birthday Turn Up The Volume‘s three timeless classics…
Happy 74 to legendary singer/songwriter, performer, crooner, lady killer and fashion dandy BRYAN FERRY. He was born on 26 September 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England and made an unforgettable mark with his fabulous glam art-rock band ROXY MUSIC scoring 3 Number One Albums between 1972-1982. The band split for a while, came back and split again and for several years now FERRY is continuing his long career, solo. To celebrate this most remarkable artist’s birthday here are three of Turn Up The Volume‘s favourite Roxy Music knockouts and their equally cool clips…
The arty glam rockers’ stand-alone debut single was released in August 1972, hitting
#4 on the UK singles chart. The B-side was an instrumental called ‘The Numberer‘ by
their saxophonist Andy Mackay. The hit was re-released as a single a year later with ‘Pyjamarama‘ a track from their second LP ‘For Your Pleasure‘.
Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!
ROXY MUSIC celebrated their first number one album in the UK with STRANDED
hitting the top spot of the British album charts on 8 December 1973. Their third LP
and the first one with Eddie Jobson, who replaced the genial Brian Eno…
First single was the swirling STREET LIFE. Let’s dance back in time…