Birthday Tribute: Bryan Ferry turns 77

Birthday Tribute: Bryan Ferry turns 77

East Coast Gold celebrates Roxy Music's lead singer Bryan Ferry as he turns 77 with a special music tribute focusing on his biggest hits. 

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Happy birthday to the legendary Bryan Ferry - front man of one of Britain's best bands. 

Ferry turns 77 on 26 September. 

The singer and songwriter grew up in Newcastle in Northern England. 

His musical career was birthed during his years as a student at the University of Newcastle where he studied Art. That's when he would spend time writing songs. It was also in university where he met his other band members and Roxy Music was formed. 

Roxy Music went on to become one the most influential bands in Rock & Roll. Formed in Britain in 1970, the band has sustained its success throughout the decades. 

Their debut single, 'Virginia Plain', was released in 1972. The song did so well that it reached #4 on the British charts. 

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The band has released chart-topping albums and is also loved for their fashion and glamour.  

Their album, 'Avalon' - which was released in 1982, opened doors for them in the US, selling more than a million copies. It was after releasing this album that Ferry went solo. 

According to BMG, Bryan Ferry has sold over thirty-million albums worldwide across eight Roxy Music and thirteen solo album titles. 

His music has even been featured on Netflix's series, 'Babylon Berlin'. 

One of his most-loved albums is 'The Jazz Age', which is an instrumental album. 

East Coast Gold celebrates this great musician by playing his biggest hits from over the years. Listen here

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