Roxy Music

English art rock band formed in 1970

Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry and Graham Simpson. The other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe), and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion).

Roxy Music
Roxy Music on TopPop in 1973. Left to right: Eddie Jobson, Paul Thompson, Phil Manzanera, Bryan Ferry, Sal Maida, Andy Mackay.
Roxy Music on TopPop in 1973. Left to right: Eddie Jobson, Paul Thompson, Phil Manzanera, Bryan Ferry, Sal Maida, Andy Mackay.
Background information
OriginCounty Durham/London, England
Genres
Years active1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011
Labels
Past member(s)Bryan Ferry
Phil Manzanera
Andy MacKay
Paul Thompson
Brian Eno
Graham Simpson
Eddie Jobson
John Wetton
John Gustafson
David O'List
Rik Kenton
Roger Bunn
Dexter Lloyd
Gary Tibbs
Websiteroxymusic.co.uk

Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Their best known song is Jealous Guy from 1981.

ReferencesEdit

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