Personalities | Marillion | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1978–present)

Fish (b. Derek Dick) was the band’s charismatic vocalist until 1988, writing the lyrics to their complicated but engaging neo-prog rock: Script For A Jester’s Tear (1983) and Fugazi (1984). They also landed UK hits with ‘Kayleigh’, ‘Lavender’ and ‘Incommunicado’. Since Steve Hogarth took over they have kept the unfashionable banner of prog flying with aplomb on Brave (1994) and Anoraknophobia (2001), and have pioneered the use of the internet as a sales tool.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | Meat Loaf | Eighties | Rock

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


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