Roxy Music

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Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 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 Roxy Music Roxy Music (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 19200 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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CN 1611/S Stereo Pop Special-24 — Roxy Music 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
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D-54774, D-54.774 Stranded — Roxy Music Roxy Music Stranded (Album) Island Records, Island Records D-54774, D-54.774 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
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BS 2696 For Your Pleasure — Roxy Music Roxy Music For Your Pleasure (Album) Island Records BS 2696 US 1973 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9303 Country Life — Roxy Music Roxy Music Country Life (Album) Island Records ILPS 9303 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
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none Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections Presented By The US Army Reserve — Roxy Music Rick Wakeman, Sha Na Na, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Roxy Music Rick Wakeman, Sha Na Na, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Roxy Music - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections Presented By The US Army Reserve(2xLP, Transcription) Army Reserve none US 1974 Sell This Version
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ILK719344 Siren — Roxy Music Roxy Music Siren (Album) Island Records ILK719344 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9400 Viva! Roxy Music (The Live Roxy Music Album) — Roxy Music Roxy Music Viva! Roxy Music (The Live Roxy Music Album) (Album) Island Records ILPS 9400 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
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CN 3358/S In Concert-202 — Roxy Music Roxy Music In Concert-202 BBC Transcription Services CN 3358/S UK 1979 Sell This Version
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LPR 16324 Manifesto — Roxy Music Roxy Music Manifesto (Album) Polydor, Polydor LPR 16324 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
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3184 141 Flesh + Blood — Roxy Music Roxy Music Flesh + Blood (Album) Polydor, EG 3184 141 France 1980 Sell This Version
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331 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Roxy Music Roxy Music King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 331 US 1980 Sell This Version
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#204 B.B.C. Rock Hour — Roxy Music 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
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EGHPC 50, 3100 641 Avalon — Roxy Music Roxy Music Avalon (Album) EG, Polydor EGHPC 50, 3100 641 Singapore 1982 Sell This Version
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484 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Roxy Music Roxy Music King Biscuit Flower Hour D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 484 US 1983 Sell This Version
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92-38084, 92 38084 The High Road — Roxy Music Roxy Music The High Road (MiniAlbum, Album) EG 92-38084, 92 38084 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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CN 4262/S In Concert-315 — Roxy Music Roxy Music In Concert-315(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4262/S UK 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 83-32 Roxy Music Concert — Roxy Music Roxy Music Roxy Music Concert(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 83-32 US 1983 Sell This Version
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24 BBC College Concert 24 — Roxy Music Roxy Music BBC College Concert 24(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 24 US 1983 Sell This Version
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KB 585 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Roxy Music Simple Minds / Roxy Music Simple Minds / Roxy Music - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB 585 US 1985 Sell This Version
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304 070, EGLP 77 Heart Still Beating — Roxy Music Roxy Music Heart Still Beating (Album) Virgin, EG 304 070, EGLP 77 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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TUNECD112 Concerto — Roxy Music Roxy Music Concerto (Album) Burning Airlines, NMC Music TUNECD112 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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ER 20011-2 Live — Roxy Music Roxy Music Live (Album) Eagle Records ER 20011-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

12 291 AT Virginia Plain — Roxy Music Roxy Music Virginia Plain (Single) Island Records 12 291 AT Austria 1972 Sell This Version
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WIPG 19 Pyjamarama — Roxy Music Roxy Music Pyjamarama (Single) Island Records WIPG 19 Greece 1973 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
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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 ;)
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prairie.rose.750

prairie.rose.750

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