Personalities | Bauhaus | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1979–83, 2005–present)

Taking their name from the German architectural movement, Bauhaus were a prototype goth outfit who made their recording debut in 1979 with the nine-minute single ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. Peter Murphy’s brooding voice was accompanied by Daniel Ash (guitar), David J. (bass) and Kevin Haskins (drums) for four albums until the singer left in 1983. Their only Top 20 hit was a faithful cover of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’. Bauhaus have since reformed.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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