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Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music Chronology

Pre 1970



1940s | 1950s | 1960s


back to the top1940s
26 Sep 1945 Bryan Ferry born in Washington, County Durham, England
23 Jul 1946 Andy Mackay born in Lostwithiel, Cornwall
15 May 1948 Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno born in Norfolk, England

back to the top1950s
31 Jan 1951 Phillip Targett-Adams (Manzanera) born in London
22 Apr 1951 Paul Carrack is born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
13 May 1951 Paul Thompson born in Jarrow, County Durham, England
28 Apr 1955 Eddie Jobson born in Billingham, Teeside, England
c. 1956 The teenage Ferry wins tickets to see Bill Haley and the Comets at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland in a Radio Luxembourg contest. Ferry was exposed to music from an early age by his Aunt Ethel, who helped fire his interest in standards and Jazz, influencing his later career.
25 Jan 1958 Gary Tibbs is born in Northwood, Middlesex, England

back to the top1960s
1963/1964 Ferry joins 'The Banshees' whilst still at school. No known recordings.
Summer
1964
Ferry enrols at Newcastle University to study Fine Art under noted British artist Richard Hamilton
1965/1966 Ferry joins 'The Gas Board' a University R 'n' B band. Band also includes future Roxy bassist to be Graham Simpson, and future film director Mike 'Leaving Las Vegas' Figgis. No known recordings.
Nov 25
Dec 10 1967
Ferry holds a two week exhibition of his paintings at Dunelm House, Durham, County Durham, England, showing daily between 3PM and 5PM.
Summer
1968
Ferry gains 2:2 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts, and moves to London
1969 Ferry works in ceramics, and holds two exhibitions of his work in London. Also works as a part-time teacher, antques restorer and van driver.
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