Roxy Music

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Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (2) (drums and percussion), and other former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), Eddie Jobson (synthesiser and violin), and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 (Performers) and Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen of England on 30 November 2011.

Discogs records that Roxy Music have released 28 albums and 38 compilations since the band’s inception back in 1971. Of these, 18 have made the ‘UK Top 40’ music charts with 11 of them reaching the ‘Top 10’ and 4 albums reaching the No.1 position. The albums to hit the top spot are ‘Stranded’ (Dec 1973), ‘Flesh + Blood’ (May 1980), ‘Avalon’ (Jun 1982) and ‘Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music - Street Life - 20 Great Hits’ (Apr 1986). These four albums cumulatively spent 13 weeks at the No.1 position. All 18 charting albums, have in total, been in the chart’s Top 10 for 76 weeks and within the Top 40 for 260 weeks.

Similarly, Roxy Music have had success with some of their 49 single/EP releases. In this case, there has been a chart entry for 18 of these releases, with one single making the No.1 spot. In February 1981, Roxy Music hit the singles chart 'top spot' with the John Lennon composed song ‘Jealous Guy’ and spent 2 weeks at that coveted position, 9 weeks in the chart’s Top 40 (6 weeks in the Top 10) and 11 weeks overall.

The 18 Roxy Music hit singles/EPs have spent time in the UK Top 40 music charts for 128 weeks, with 44 of these within the Top 10. The single with the most time in the UK Charts is ‘Dance Away’, which entered the charts in April 1979 and overall spent 14 weeks charting.

Roxy Music’s first album to enter the UK Charts was the self-entitled ‘Roxy Music’ (Island ILPS9200) making its debut on 29/07/1972. It stayed in the charts for 16 weeks with its highest position being no.10. The album briefly reappeared in February 2018 under the HDCD release (Virgin ROXYCD1) for one week reaching no.47. The first single to chart for Roxy Music was ‘Virginia Plain’ (Island WIP6144) on 19/08/1972 and it remained in the UK charts for 12 weeks achieving a high position of no.4 in its fifth week on the charts. (Source: Official Charts Company (UK) (April 2020)).
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ILPS 19200 Roxy Music - Roxy Music album art Roxy Music Roxy Music (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 19200 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
CN 1611/S Roxy Music - Stereo Pop Special-24 album art Roxy Music / Atomic Rooster Roxy Music / Atomic Rooster - Stereo Pop Special-24(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1611/S UK 1972 Sell This Version
ZC1 9252 Roxy Music - Stranded album art Roxy Music Stranded (Album) Island Records, Island Records ZC1 9252 Norway 1973 Sell This Version
BS 2696 Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure album art Roxy Music For Your Pleasure (Album) Island Records BS 2696 US 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9303 Roxy Music - Country Life album art Roxy Music Country Life (Album) Island Records ILPS 9303 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
ZCI 9344 Roxy Music - Siren album art Roxy Music Siren (Album) Island Records ZCI 9344 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9400 Roxy Music - Viva! Roxy Music (The Live Roxy Music Album) album art Roxy Music Viva! Roxy Music (The Live Roxy Music Album) (Album) Island Records ILPS 9400 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
LPR 16324 Roxy Music - Manifesto album art Roxy Music Manifesto (Album) Polydor LPR 16324 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3358/S Roxy Music - In Concert-202 album art Roxy Music In Concert-202(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3358/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
3100 554 Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood album art Roxy Music Flesh + Blood (Album) Polydor, EG 3100 554 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
331 Roxy Music - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Roxy Music King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 331 US 1980 Sell This Version
#204 Roxy Music - B.B.C. Rock Hour album art Roxy Music Featuring Bryan Ferry Roxy Music Featuring Bryan Ferry - B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #204 US 1981 Sell This Version
2221357, MC 3100641 Roxy Music - Avalon album art Roxy Music Avalon (Album) EG, Polydor 2221357, MC 3100641 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
92-38084, 92 38084 Roxy Music - The High Road album art Roxy Music The High Road (MiniAlbum, Album) EG, Polydor 92-38084, 92 38084 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
484 Roxy Music - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Roxy Music King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 484 US 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4262/S Roxy Music - In Concert-315 album art Roxy Music In Concert-315(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4262/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Roxy Music - BBC College Concert: Week Of Mar. 6, 1983 album art Roxy Music BBC College Concert: Week Of Mar. 6, 1983(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength none US 1983 Sell This Version
KB 585 Roxy Music - The King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Simple Minds / Roxy Music Simple Minds / Roxy Music - The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB 585 US 1985 Sell This Version
none Roxy Music - The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Feb. 7, 1988 album art Roxy Music The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Feb. 7, 1988(CD, Promo, Transcription) DIR Radio Network none US 1988 Sell This Version
304 070, EGLP 77 Roxy Music - Heart Still Beating album art Roxy Music Heart Still Beating (Album) Virgin, EG 304 070, EGLP 77 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
TCDC 0009 Roxy Music - Classic In Concert - 9 album art Roxy Music Classic In Concert - 9(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0009 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MM5120 Roxy Music - Psalm album art Roxy Music Psalm(VCD + CD) MasterTone MM5120 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
pilot 51, PILOT 51 Roxy Music - Valentine album art Roxy Music Valentine(CD, Enh) New Millennium Communications, New Millennium Communications pilot 51, PILOT 51 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TUNECD112 Roxy Music - Live In Denver album art Roxy Music Live In Denver (Album) Neptune Music TUNECD112 UK 2001 Sell This Version
pilot74, 8 00945 00742 9 Roxy Music - Vintage album art Roxy Music Vintage(CD, Enh) NMC Music, NMC Music, Radio Bremen, Radio Bremen pilot74, 8 00945 00742 9 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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boorascal1

boorascal1

March 30, 2018
They left out Paul Carrack on the band mates section. He played on Manifesto
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 23, 2016
With albums that reek of cigarettes, absinthe, and sex, Roxy Music helped shape the artier side of 1970s and '80s Punk with their incredibly rich (yet deliciously subversive) early albums. Their first four records, released between 1972-1974, are filled with intensely passionate, undeniably beautiful, and downright groundbreaking moments. The voice, face, and stylistic force behind Roxy was Bryan Ferry, chief songwriter and dapper vampire-about-town. Megaproducer and ambient pioneer Brian Eno was an original member. He appeared on the first two records, adding bubbly, noisy, and sometimes decidedly non-musical synth effects. With strange usage of keyboards, sax lines that ranged from atonal skronking to soulful R&B, and supple guitar playing that rivaled Mick Ronson, the band was a musical powerhouse. Ferry's love of pop melodies and his ability to croon, bellow, and vamp with such disarming power brought all these elements together. Roxy always varied from sleek, sexy pop to jagged rockers to swelling ballads, and the former won out by the time of Siren (1975), culminating in the lush, gorgeous music of Avalon (1982). They ended their career revealing just how intoxicating romance can be ;)
prairie.rose.750

prairie.rose.750

December 7, 2015
For Your Pleasure is the second Roxy album, not Stranded...
armstroj

armstroj

June 17, 2012
Where is the "Flesh and Blood"Roxy Music LP? This is the pivotal album before Avalon?????!!!!

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