Personalities | Echo & The Bunnymen | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1978–93, 1997–present)

A post-punk quartet originating in Liverpool’s thriving late 1970s new wave scene, comprising Ian McCulloch (vocals), Will Sergeant (guitar), Les Pattinson (bass) and Pete DeFreitas (drums). Career highlights include the moodily atmospheric 1980 debut Crocodiles and the lushly epic Ocean Rain (1984), but mainstream acceptance eluded them and the band split up in 1988, reforming nine years later minus DeFreitas, who perished in a motorcycle accident in 1989.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Rock
Personalities | Dave Edmunds | Seventies | Rock

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


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