Personalities | Ultravox | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1977–85, 2009)

Originally consisting of John Foxx (real name Dennis Leigh, vocals), Chris Cross (Chris Allen, bass), Billy Currie (keyboards, synthesizer), Steve Shears (guitar) and Warren Cann (drums), Ultravox were one of the first new wave bands to utilize the synthesizer. Foxx departed after three albums to be replaced in 1979 by Midge Ure, formerly of Slik and The Rich Kids, under whose influence a more accessible and commercial electro pop emerged, beginning with the single and album Vienna (1980).

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


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