Roxy Music is an English group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry and Graham Simpson.
It was the journalist Richard Williams of the "Melody maker" who first became interested in this emerging group and wrote an article to extol their merits.
The first album, named after the group, was released in 1972 and was an immediate success.
In particular the very first single "Virginia plain" which ranks in the top 5 of English Charts.
In 1973 the album "For your pleasure" was released with relative success from which no single was released.
Shortly followed by the album "Stranded" from which the hit "Street life" will be extracted.
In 1974, the album "Country life" was released and was the group's first album to enter the American Top40.
Album which will be praised by critics. Follows the 1975 album "Siren" which contains the hit "Love is the drug".
1976 will be marked by a solo parenthesis by Bryan Ferry.
Bracket that will last 2 years.
The reunited group went back to the studios in 1978 to give birth to the album "Manifesto".
Album with 3 singles, 2 of which will hit home : "Angel eyes" and "Dance away".
1980 will be a great year for the group with the release of the album "Flesh + blood" which will produce 3 major hits such as "Oh yeah", ‘Over you" and "Same old scene".
And this in particular thanks to an evolution in the sound of the group.
In 1981, only the now cult single "Jealous guy" was released.
The year of the consecration will be the year 1982 with the album "Avalon", which will be their biggest commercial success and from which will be extracted the single hit of the same name but especially the enormous "More than this".
The adventure ended in 1983 after Bryan Ferry decided to dissolve the group to embark on a solo career.
Ending the existence of a group that will have left a significant mark in the musical history of the 80s, thanks in particular to the natural class and the charisma of its emblematic leader.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Viriginia plain 1972
• Pyjamarama 1973
• Street life 1973
• Love is the drug 1975
• Dance away 1979
• Angel eyes 1979
• Over you 1980
• Oh yeah 1980
• Same old scene 1980
• Jealous guy 1981
• More than this 1982
• Avalon 1982
• Take a chance with me 1982
• Like a hurricane 1983
1972 ... the rocko-psychedelic beginnings. First single and already first planetary hit. The group's start-up is shocking and ideally positions him for the future
1973 ... an astonishing sound for the time and which shows a talent already evident on the part of a small group which will not remain so for a long time...small
1973 ... every year now brings its share of hits. Some years, mega, some years of 'little ones'. For now, we'll be happy with the 'little ones' ...
1975 ... then comes THIS title. An enormous title which offers them enormous success. The group is undoubtedly becoming one of the biggest phenomena of the moment and is literally exploding internationally. MAS-TER-FUL !
1979 ... the sound of the group evolves in a blatant way. What will become the "Roxy" Sound, a unique sound of its kind, is being put in place. Result of the races : the level of success in the Charts literally explodes !
1979 ... an exceptional year which saw them align mega hit with mega hit. The group is on an incredible dynamic which allows them to literally walk on the water
1980 ... the end of the 1970s was exceptional in every way. And we say that the group will hardly do better. This is without counting on a truly extraordinary talent that will allow them to be close to the stars in this new decade and this time and again !
1980 ... proof with this new title. An inspiration among the best of the moment and which shows, once again, the whole range of possibilities of the group. HU-GE !
1980 ... they sign here what will surely remain one of their most emblematic titles. Even if it will not be the highest ranked of all their discography. MAS-TER-FUL !
1981 ... the mega planetary hit that makes them definitively enter the musical legend of the 80s. A sumptuous cover of the title of John Lennon dating from 1971 where the extraordinary personality of Bryan Ferry literally works wonders. MA-GNI-FI-CENT !
1982 ... the mega planetary hits are linked at an incredible speed ! Inspiration, as well as the style and the sound of the group, are at their maximum. Masters of the World !
1982 ... they sign here quite simply one of the most beautiful Ultimate Slow of the decade, if not of the end of this XXth century. The years go by and the group maintains an absolutely incredible level of excellence !
1982 ... the years 1979 and 1980 were absolutely exceptional in terms of the number of mega hits produced in a single year for the group. The year 1982 will be even stronger. Yes Yes, it's possible !
1983 ... the end of an incredible adventure which brought this group to the firmament of glory and fame. A well-deserved recognition for a truly extraordinary group !
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