Richard James Burgess

Real Name:
Richard James Burgess
Richard James Burgess (born 29 June 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and inventor.
Burgess's music career spans more than 40 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as co-founder and co-lead singer of the synthpop band Landscape, which released a top 10 hit in 1981 with the single "Einstein a Go-Go". Burgess is one of the main composers of Landscape's music, and made major lyrical contributions to the band's songs. After the band's break-up, he pursued a brief, moderately successful solo career releasing one mini-album, Richard James Burgess in 1984.
He launched his career as a producer with Spandau Ballet's debut UK hit "To Cut a Long Story Short", the first commercial success for the hitherto underground New Romantic movement.
Burgess currently serves as the CEO of A2IM: American Association of Independent Music.
Richard Burgess was born in London, England, and his family emigrated to Christchurch, New Zealand in 1959. He showed an early interest in music, especially drums, and bought his first drum set at the age of 14. As a drummer, he gained experience in local bands including Fred Henry, Orange, Easy Street, The Lordships and Barry Saunders. Burgess also showed an early interest in recording production, buying a portable Tandberg tape recorder when he was sixteen to make amateur recordings.

Burgess studied electronics at college before turning to studies in music. In 1972, he left New Zealand to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and in 1973 moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He holds a PhD in musicology from the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).
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MLP-15019 Richard James Burgess - Richard James Burgess album art Richard James Burgess Richard James Burgess (MiniAlbum, Album) Capitol Records MLP-15019 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

V-8591 Richard James Burgess - Breathless album art Richard James Burgess Breathless (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records V-8591 US 1984 Sell This Version
062-20 0276 6 Richard James Burgess The Fugitive (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records 062-20 0276 6 US 1984 Sell This Version