Howard Devoto

Real Name:
Howard Andrew Trafford
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British vocalist and song writer.

Born in Scunthorpe in 1952, he was brought up in Nuneaton and Leeds and went to Leeds Grammar School. He later studied at Bolton Institute of Technology where he met Pete Shelley. They co-founded Buzzcocks in 1976, with Devoto leaving the group just before the release of their Spiral Scratch EP. He went on to form Magazine who were active from 1978-1981. After Magazine broke up, Devoto left the music industry, eventually getting a job at the Network photographic agency in London, where he would stay for 16 years. In 2002 Devoto reunited with Pete Shelley releasing material under the name ShelleyDevoto. After being dormant for nearly three decades, Magazine performed a series of gigs in 2009.
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Albums

V 2272 Jerky Versions Of The Dream — Howard Devoto Howard Devoto Jerky Versions Of The Dream (Album) Virgin V 2272 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ORG-1 Spiral Scratch — Howard Devoto Buzzcocks With Howard Devoto Buzzcocks With Howard Devoto - Spiral Scratch (EP) New Hormones ORG-1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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VS 598-12 Rainy Season — Howard Devoto Howard Devoto Rainy Season (Single) Virgin VS 598-12 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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VS 62412 Cold Imagination — Howard Devoto Howard Devoto Cold Imagination (Single) Virgin VS 62412 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
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HDF 001 Talks Buzzcocks — Howard Devoto Howard Devoto Talks Buzzcocks(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Num) Late For The Real World HDF 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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Videos

WIRED 11+ Via Sacra — Howard Devoto Dave Formula + Howard Devoto Dave Formula + Howard Devoto - Via Sacra(DVD, Promo) Wire-Sound WIRED 11+ UK 2010 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Railings — Howard Devoto Mansun / Devoto* Mansun / Devoto* - Railings(CDr) Parlophone none UK 1998 Sell This Version

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RodsMusique

RodsMusique

July 18, 2022
No mention here of Luxuria... it's certainly not true to say that "after Magazine broke up, Devoto left the music industry". Magazine broke up in 1981, "Jerky Versions Of The Dream" was released in 1983, and the two Luxuria albums came out in 1988 and 1990.

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