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Bryan Ferry

While his tenure as the frontman for the legendary Roxy Music remained his towering achievement, singer Bryan Ferry also carved out a successful solo career that continued in the lush, sophisticated manner perfected on the group's final records. Born September 26, 1945, in Washington, England, Ferry, the son of a coal miner, began his musical career as a singer with the rock outfit the Banshees while studying art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne under pop conceptualist Richard Hamilton. He later joined the Gas Board, a soul group featuring bassist Graham Simpson; in 1970, Ferry and Simpson formed Roxy Music.

Within a few years, Roxy Music had become phenomenally successful, affording Ferry the opportunity to cut his first solo LP in 1973. Far removed from the group's arty glam rock, These Foolish Things established the path that all of Ferry's solo work -- as well as the final Roxy Music records -- would take, focusing on elegant synth pop interpretations of '60s hits like Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," and the Beatles' "You Won't See Me," all rendered in the singer's distinct, coolly dramatic manner.

Roxy Music remained Ferry's primary focus, but in 1974 he returned with a second solo effort, Another Time, Another Place, another collection of covers ranging from "You Are My Sunshine" to "It Ain't Me, Babe" to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." His third venture, 1976's Let's Stick Together, featured remixed, remade, and remodeled versions of Roxy Music hits as well as the usual assortment of covers. Released in 1977, In Your Mind was Ferry's first collection of completely original material; the following year's The Bride Stripped Bare, a work inspired by his broken romance with model Jerry Hall, split evenly between new songs and covers.

Ferry did not record another solo album until 1985's Boys and Girls, a sleek, seamless effort that was his first "official" solo release following the Roxy breakup. For 1987's Bete Noire, he was joined by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on the shimmering "The Right Stuff," and notched his only U.S. Top 40 hit with "Kiss and Tell." Another covers collection, Taxi, followed in 1993; Mamouna, an LP of originals, appeared a year later, and in 1999 Ferry returned with a collection of standards, As Time Goes By. After a brief tour in support of As Time Goes By, there were rumors of a Roxy Music reunion. The next summer, the practically unimaginable came true when Ferry joined Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera for a tour of Europe and the U.S. It was a celebration of hits, and the band's first jaunt out in more than a decade.

In summer 2002, Ferry returned to his solo career for the electrifying Frantic. Dylanesque, a set of Bob Dylan covers, followed in 2007, featuring assistance from several longtime associates (including Brian Eno, Chris Spedding, Paul Carrack, and Robin Trower). Ferry signed with the Astralwerks imprint for the release of 2010's Olympia. In 2012, he assembled the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and recorded The Jazz Age. This completely instrumental album features his band re-recording some of his biggest hits in a 1920s jazz style. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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You got it Doug. Timeless. I loved it as a teenages...l o v e it now in my 40s. Apparently sometimes you just simply got it. Bryan Ferry has it. He transforms you to another worlds where there's just you and the girl.
104153988
After being a fan of this man's (and Roxy Music's) work for 35 years, I will finally be seeing him in concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl in a few nights. So looking forward to it. The music of Bryan and Roxy is incomparable & timeless.
Bryan Ferry is " The Sultan of Suave"
Bryan is just "cool" personified, his music just oozes sophisticati o n and style.
Nothing I've heard that I don't like! Always a pleasure to hear anything by him!
a glass of wine and Bryan Ferry - na na na
1. Kiss your left hand . 2. Close your hand. 3. Say your crushes name. 4. Open your hand. 5. Say your name 6. Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on the day u pick!
One word.Awesome .
bellabren
I love it
so love this song.. love Bryan Ferry..
so cooooooool
I'm looking. forward to Bryan Ferry's new album, The Jazz Age, due Nov. 26.
noexcuse1382
Look, I've heard all this man's music. It's incredible. But in my opinion( Bete noir ) is the coolest of his style ever. I never get tierd of listening to it. Or older Roxy Music.
typography31 5 0
I really love Bryan Ferry but it's a drag that Pandora mixes in people I didn't like in the 80s, like Peter Gabriel and Talk Talk.
jpjanzen
Cool Cool Cool I love this guy. I have been a fan for years. His sound never gets old just better.
the Olympia concert (fall 2011) was amazing! I hope he continues to put out awesome music.
Most rocking concert I ever saw! There's not a one of these comments I disagree with except that I am a woman who'd sleep with him too unless I find Mournblade10 6 6 is already there :-)
pipefitter01 2 7
I bought most of their LP's on vinyl....sti l l have them...great band !!!
bluchap
Wow! A voice! Like dessert!
julieatdaysc h o o l o f d a n c e
passionate kisser
Been a fan since Love Is the Drug days. More Than This & Avalon are two of my all-time favorite songs.
I have all my roxy music & brian ferry ALBUMS from the mid 70's -1990's still cool!!!
barkenn
Big fan since "Dance Away" days. Music has aged extremely well. Entire catalog is still great listening.
jldlmurray
"UNIQUE" is the word to describe Roxy Music and Ferry - enduring melodies and catchy rhythms.
Just heard a sample of the new Ferry cd - can't wait to hear it all!
Bryan Ferry is definatly one of the coolest most suave singers of all time, and he's got the greatest crooner voice ever.
alisoncann
Love Brian Ferry - He is so amazing vocally and totally handsome!
rightrealtor
New CD Sept 2010?
Man, I am 100% straight, but I'd still sleep with Brian Ferry. Besides, he's got the coolest hair of all time.
jane.gurecki
Bryan Ferry is a God! He is sex personified!
Limbo is a cool song.
That is one cool cat!
I bought the Japanese import of Avalon back in the 80's. The Japanese were offering superior vinyl and all sorts of goodies w/ the record. The only album I thought that matched the recording was the Beatles, Abbey Road. Amazing.....
Not to worry, Frankleba, Bryan Ferry is very much alive. Make sure you check out Flesh + Blood and Avalon by Roxy Music if you are a BF fan. Two of the best albums of all time! I have been a fan since I was 11 and was fortunate enough to see Roxy Music live when they reunited in 2001 - one of the BEST shows I have ever seen.
great musician
kclogan2
i click on create a station and nothing happens. does anyone have this problem or know what it is about?
frankleba
Think He past away in the last year all so...does anyone know for sure..?
he's so "outside the box" - i never tire of listening ... always looking forward to the escape he offers me - an amazing talent.
coooooooool
avsarebest
Bete and Boys and Girls were just awsome! I loved the sound he created. The 80's Frank!
these's guys were fantastic, difenitly a style of its own and good.
sejoseph
The sexiest smoothest music under the planet. Makes you want to be in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark.... nuff saud.
michellecb73
He's smooth and he's has style...He's like Cary Grant in music. Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music...what an inspiration, Siempre Viva !!!

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