Echo & the Bunnymen - Did You Know?

Echo & the Bunnymen - Did You Know?February 1, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about English rock band, Echo & the Bunnymen.




Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band that was formed in 1978 in Liverpool. The original line-up of the band consisted of Ian McCulloch (vocals), Will Sergeant (guitar) and Les Pattinson (bass). You may notice there was no drummer, but that's not true, there was a drummer in the band as well, it just wasn't human.

The original line-up of the band consisted of 3 musicians and a drum machine. Yes, a drum machine. However, after only a few months, the drum machine was replaced by Pete de Freitas.

Guitarist of the band, Will Sergeant later stated that Echo was the name of the drum machine, but that was actually just a trick to have the press stop asking questions about the name of the band. The truth, is that the drum machine did not have a name at all.

Crocodilesthe band's debut album from 1980, went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart and gained mainstream success in 1983, when they scored a UK Top 10 hit with their song "The Cutter." Another song of the band, which became one of their most knowns singles was "The Killing Moon" that entered the Top 10.

In 1989, drummer Pete de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident. These days, the band is still active and touring the world.

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