Roxy Music - Did You Know?

Roxy Music - Did You Know?December 29, 2018

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




Roxy Music were an English rock band that was formed by Bryan Ferry (lead vocals, songwriter) and Graham Simpson (bass). Other longtime members of the band were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). The band  included other members during their music career, which were Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), John Gustafson (bass) and Eddie Jobson (synthesizer and violin).

Roxy Music became very successful in Europe and Australia during the 1970s, thanks to their 1972 debut album, Roxy MusicThey pioneered more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock and also influencing early English punk music, providing a model for many new wave bands and acts while innovating elements of electronic composition.

Here are more interesting facts about Roxy Music you may haven't known about:

1. Roxy Music recorded their self-titled debut album for 5,000 pounds at Command Studio in London, with Pete Sinfield producing. When it was released it 1972, it entered the UK charts at the No.6 spot.

2. The band's third album, For Your Pleasure, that was released in 1973, became their first UK No.1, dominating the album charts for two months.

3. The sleeve artwork of the band's fourth album, Country Life, caused controversy in the US, showing two scantily-clad models. Lead singer, Brian Ferry, said it was meant as a satire.

In 2018, Roxy Music were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were subsequently announced as inductees for the 2019 class.

Both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno continued to successful solo careers after the band disbanded, with Eno becoming one of Britain's most significant record producers of the late 20th century.

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The song "More Than This" by Roxy Music was written by Bryan Ferry, lead singer of the band, and it is about a love affair that fell apart.

In America, the song got some traction when it featured in the 2003 movie, Lost In Translation. However, when "More Than This" was first released, it had little impact on the charts, reaching only the No.102 spot on the Hot 100.

Many college radio stations played the song, but commercial stations stayed away from it for the most part.

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