Gary Numan

Real Name:
Gary Anthony James Webb
Profile:
Born 8th of March 1958 in Hammersmith, London, England.

Started his musical career in 1977 as a punk rocker in the band Mean Street, before being sacked in May 1977 for being "too creative." H responded to an advert in Melody Maker to join the band The Lasers, alongside Paul Gardiner. Both soon left to form their own punk band, Tubeway Army, with his uncle Jess Lidyard filling in on drums.

In 1978 Tubeway Army was signed to Beggars Banquet and released a couple of punk singles. By then he was using the name Numan and the band was performing live in pubs and clubs around London, supporting The Lurkers. Whilst recording demos for Beggars, Gary stumbled upon a "Minimoog," that had been left behind in the studio, still programmed to a sound that caught his attention. The rest, as they say, is history. Gary Numan is considered one of the foremost pioneers in electronic dance music.

UK Charts
Discogs (April 2020) Gary Numan has 78 albums and 76 compilations accredited to him. There are also some 99 singles/EPs accredited to him.

Of these, Gary has achieved UK music chart success so far in his career. In total, 34 LPs have charted (Top 100) with six achieving 'Top 10,' placings with the albums "The Pleasure Principle," and "Telekon," hitting the coveted No.1 spot in the UK during September 1979 and a year later, in September 1980. In all, his LP chart success has gained him over 100 weeks of listings in the UK music charts to date (albums).

In terms of single/EP releases, 51 have charted in the UK music charts. Six of these have achieved positions within the UK Top 10 with the single "Cars," hitting the UK No.1 slot in September 1979. Overall, Gary Numan has achieved placings in the UK Singles Chart for 159 weeks. (Source: Official Charts Company (UK) (April 2020)).
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XBEG 4 Gary Numan - Tubeway Army album art Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan Tubeway Army featuring Gary Numan - Tubeway Army (Album) Beggars Banquet XBEG 4 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
TP 38-117 Gary Numan - Replicas album art Gary Numan & Tubeway Army Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Replicas (Album) ATCO Records TP 38-117 US 1979 Sell This Version
BEGC 10, BEG C10 Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle album art Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet BEGC 10, BEG C10 UK 1979 Sell This Version
P-10911A Gary Numan - Telekon album art Gary Numan Telekon (Album, Single) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet P-10911A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
136 Gary Numan - BBC Rock Hour #136 album art Gary Numan BBC Rock Hour #136(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 136 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BEGA 24, K58295, K 58295 Gary Numan - Living Ornaments '79 album art Gary Numan Living Ornaments '79 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BEGA 24, K58295, K 58295 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
P-7545~6A, P-7545A, P-7546A Gary Numan - Living Ornaments '79 And '80 album art Gary Numan Living Ornaments '79 And '80 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet P-7545~6A, P-7545A, P-7546A Japan 1981 Sell This Version
BAN 58296 Gary Numan - Living Ornaments '80 album art Gary Numan Living Ornaments '80 (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet BAN 58296 Israel 1981 Sell This Version
BEGA 28 Gary Numan - Dance album art Gary Numan Dance (Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 28 UK 1981 Sell This Version
K 58723 Gary Numan - I, Assassin album art Gary Numan I, Assassin (Album) Beggars Banquet K 58723 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
CN 3931/S Gary Numan - Profile album art Gary Numan / Sheena Easton Gary Numan / Sheena Easton - Profile(2xLP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3931/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
24-0241-1, BEGA 47 Gary Numan - Warriors album art Gary Numan Warriors (Album) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 24-0241-1, BEGA 47 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
NUMA 1001 Gary Numan - Berserker album art Gary Numan Berserker (Album) Numa NUMA 1001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4331/S Gary Numan - In Concert - 323 album art Gary Numan In Concert - 323(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4331/S UK 1984 Sell This Version
NUMAD 1002 Gary Numan - White Noise album art Gary Numan White Noise (Album) Numa NUMAD 1002 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
202-85 Gary Numan - The Fury album art Gary Numan The Fury (Album) Numa 202-85 1985 Sell This Version
CDNUMA 1005, CD NUMA 1005 Gary Numan - Strange Charm album art Gary Numan Strange Charm (Album) Numa CDNUMA 1005, CD NUMA 1005 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GNFCDA 1 Gary Numan - Images One & Two album art Gary Numan Images One & Two(2xLP, Ltd) Numa GNFCDA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SLP-3132 Gary Numan - Radio Heart album art Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan Radio Heart Featuring Gary Numan - Radio Heart (Album) NBR SLP-3132 Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA4 Gary Numan - Images Seven & Eight album art Gary Numan Images Seven & Eight(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA3 Gary Numan - Images Five & Six album art Gary Numan Images Five & Six(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GNFCDA2 Gary Numan - Images Three & Four album art Gary Numan Images Three & Four(2xLP) Numa GNFCDA2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NUMAD 1007 Gary Numan - Ghost album art Gary Numan Ghost (Album) Numa NUMAD 1007 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 035 Gary Numan - Metal Rhythm album art Numan* Metal Rhythm (Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 035 UK 1988 Sell This Version
GNFCDA 5 Gary Numan - Images - Nine & Ten album art Gary Numan Images - Nine & Ten(2xLP, Ltd) Numa GNFCDA 5 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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liller_per

liller_per

May 13, 2016
Like Paul Mccartney, if someone told me that the REAL Gary Numan died in the mid-eighties I would instant believe it! .. Maybee it was because of Tubeway´s Army´s bass player Paul Gardiner (Who Sadly died in 1984). Someone told me that he was the real genius behind these GREAT songs. As you can see, not many good songs/tracks came from Numan after the departure of Gardiner. Last album he did with Numan was Assassin, I . .Which was the last GOOD album by Numan..
Numanoid

Numanoid

July 20, 2013
edited over 7 years ago
So many albums, but Numan has basically only put out 5 new studio albums in the last 20 years: Sacrifice (1994), Exile (1997), Pure (2000), Jagged (2006), and Dead Son Rising (2012).
southend11

southend11

May 18, 2011
As of May 2011 currently missing from the Video's list are the Touring Principle 79 on DVD and The Touring Principle 2010, and the Decoder (limited edition) dvd from Australia March 2009

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