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Blur Profile

Blur Profile

Formed: in Goldsmiths College in England in 1989

Genres: Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Indie rock, Pop

Nationality: British

Debut Album:
Leisure - 26 August 1991 - #7 (UK)

Current Members:
Damon Albarn - vocals, guitar, keyboards, lead songwriting;
Alex James - bass guitar, backing vocals;
Dave Rowntree - drums and percussion, backing vocals;

Former members:
Graham Coxon - lead guitar, occasional lead vocals and songwriting, backing vocals (19892002);

Did You Know:
Originally called Seymour, Blur formed in Colchester in 1989 at the Goldsmiths College from the remnants of a band called Circus by vocalist/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/backing vocalist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree, with bassist Alex James later joining the lineup.

Struggling under negative press and weak public support, Blur nearly broke up in February 1996, following a drug-fuelled scuffle between Coxon and Albarn.

In late July 2006, Albarn announced his intention to start a band with Simon Tong, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Tony Allen. The band, named The Good, the Bad and the Queen are expected to release their self titled album in January 2007.

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