Bobby Gillespie

Born Jun 22, 1962

Robert Bernard Andrew "Bobby" Gillespie is a Scottish musician. He is the lead singer and founding member of the alternative rock band, Primal Scream. He was also the drummer for The Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid-1980s.

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  • Kcrw Presents: Primal Scream
    NPR - Oct 24, 2013
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    Rolling Stone - Jul 15, 2013
  • Write On Mark Stewart
    Clash - May 09, 2012
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    Hatboro- Horsham Patch - Apr 23, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bobby Gillespie.


1962 Birth Born on June 22, 1962.


1982 20 Years Old Throughout his days as a drummer Gillespie had continued to work at Primal Scream, the band he started along with guitarist Jim Beattie in 1982.
1984 22 Years Old …  Gillespie was a friend of Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart, who asked Gillespie to join the band after their original drummer had left following the release of their debut single in 1984. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old Gillespie played on the band's debut LP, Psychocandy, which was released in 1985 to wide critical acclaim. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By early 1986, Gillespie had played his last show with the Mary Chain and left to devote his attentions to Primal Scream. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old The album was well received in the British indie community, as was its 1989 follow-up, Primal Scream, which demonstrated hard rock influences from The Rolling Stones and New York Dolls to The Stooges and MC5. … Read More


2006 44 Years Old …  Two years later Primal Scream released Evil Heat, a guest-laden (even supermodel Kate Moss makes an appearance) album in line with XTRMNTR, and in 2006 Riot City Blues came out. 2008 saw the release of Beautiful Future.
2010 48 Years Old In January 2010, Primal Scream started work on their new album, More Light, which was released in May 2013. Gillespie married stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church, Betley on 29 July 2006. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old …  In 2012 he stated that he believed the British coalition government were reactionary quasi-fascists. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old On Primal Scream's 2013 album More Light, he is credited with a number of keyboard instruments along with drums and percussion, and he played synthesizer on one of The Wake's singles. … Read More
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