Roxy Musicis an English rock band which was formed in the early 1970's by Bryan Ferry (vocalist and keyboard player). Other members consist of Phil Manzanera (guitar player), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe player), and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members were Brian Eno, and Eddie Jobson, who replaced Eno. Bryan named the band Roxy but changed it to Roxy Music because there was an American band with the name, Roxy, at that time. Roxy Music was considered to be one of the top music groups of the 1970's., in the U. K. And Europe. There was some attention in the United States, Australia, and other areas. They received a lot of critical acclaim but was not well known in these areas. They received attention when they performed the cover of John Lennonís song called, Jealous Guy. This song was their biggest hit.
Roxy Music released their first album in June, 1972. They also released the single called, Virginia Plain, and it went to number 4 on the British charts. The bandís eclectic image was a cornerstone for the new glam movement in the U. K.. Their music video for, Virginia Plain, was used by the British Comedy series called, Big Train. The single helped the album gain more interest and it rose on the charts. In March, 1973, the group released their next album called, For Your Pleasure. The album was promoted along with the single (not from the album) called, Pyjamarama. The group supported the group called, Siren, in concert tours, in 1978, then after that they split up. Ferry went on to release 2 solo records along with the assistance of Manzanera and Thompson. The trio toured a lot until 1983. After that they split up and each went on to pursue solo careers.
In 2001, Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay, and Thompson re-formed the group in order to celebrate their 30th anniversary of the band. They toured extensively and also appeared in a festival in Portugal and went on a short tour in the U. S. In 2003. Ferry had help when Manzanera and Thompson recorded and toured with him on his 2002 album called, Frantic. Eno also helped with the track called, I Thought, on the same album. Rolling Stone magazine named the group as number 98 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2006. Manzanera claimed that the album would be ready for release in 2007 but in 2007, Ferry claimed there was an album in the works, but that it would not be ready for a year or year and a half. The band has released a total of 13 albums and 10 compilations, plus some singles.
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