Bryan Ferry

Born Sep 26, 1945

Bryan Ferry, CBE is an English singer-songwriter and musician born in Washington, Tyne and Wear. His vocal style has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon".

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1945 Birth Born on September 26, 1945.


1957 11 Years Old Bryan Ferry was born in Washington, County Durham, into a working-class family (his father, Fred Ferry, was a farm labourer who also looked after pit ponies), Ferry attended Washington Grammar-Technical School (now called Washington School) on Spout Lane from 1957 and achieved nine O levels. … Read More
1964 18 Years Old Ferry later studied fine art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1964–68, under Richard Hamilton for one year. … Read More


1968 22 Years Old Ferry moved to London in 1968 with the intention of pursuing a career in music.
1970 24 Years Old Ferry formed Roxy Music with a group of friends and acquaintances, beginning with Graham Simpson, in November 1970. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old Roxy Music's first hit, "Virginia Plain", made the UK Top 5 in 1972, and was followed up with several hit singles and albums, with Ferry as their lead vocalist and occasional instrumentalist (he taught himself the piano in his mid-twenties) and Eno contributing synthesiser backing.
1973 27 Years Old After their second album, Brian Eno left Roxy Music, leaving Ferry its undisputed leader. Ferry had already started a parallel solo career in 1973, initially performing cover versions of old standards on albums such as These Foolish Things (1973) and Another Time, Another Place (1974), both of which reached the UK Top 5. … Read More


1976 - 1978 3 More Events
1979 33 Years Old Roxy Music reconvened in 1979, with Ferry, Manzanera, Thompson and Mackay (Jobson was no longer a member). … Read More
1982 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After lengthy tours to promote the Avalon album in 1982, Ferry decided to put Roxy Music on hold and continue as a solo artist.
1985 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Ferry continued to record as a solo artist, and released his sixth solo album, Boys and Girls, in 1985. … Read More


1988 42 Years Old After the Avalon promotional tours, Ferry was rather reluctant to return to live touring on the road; however, a change of management persuaded him to try touring again in 1988 to promote the previous year's Bête Noire release. … Read More
1993 47 Years Old During production, Ferry simultaneously recorded and released another covers album, Taxi in 1993, which proved to be a greater commercial and critical success than Mamouna would be when it was finally released in 1994.


1996 50 Years Old In 1996 Ferry performed the song "Dance With Life" for the Phenomenon soundtrack, which was written by Bernie Taupin and Martin Page.
1999 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999 Ferry appeared with Alan Partridge (played by Steve Coogan) on BBC's Comic Relief.
2000 - 2002 3 More Events
2003 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003 Ferry provided the entertainment for the Miss World contest.
2004 58 Years Old In 2004, he starred in the short film The Porter.
2005 59 Years Old In 2005 it was confirmed that Roxy Music (Ferry, Eno, Mackay, Manzanera and Thompson) would be performing further shows at that year's Isle of Wight festival and that they would also be recording a further album of new and original songs, with no indication of when such a project would reach completion. … Read More


2006 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2006, Ferry signed a contract with the British retailer Marks and Spencer to model their "Autograph" men's clothing range.
2007 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2007 he released the album Dylanesque, a tribute album to Bob Dylan with backing vocals from the McDonald sisters Tara McDonald & Anna McDonald. … Read More
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
A new version of the track was recorded for Ferry's new studio album, Olympia, released in October 2010. … Read More
2011 65 Years Old In June 2011, Ferry was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his contribution to the British music industry.
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In early January 2012, Ferry married Sheppard in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands. In August 2013, it was reported that the couple were to separate after 19 months of marriage. … Read More
2013 67 Years Old 1 More Event
However, film director Baz Luhrmann asked to use Ferry's song "Love Is The Drug" from The Jazz Age album for the 2013 film The Great Gatsby. … Read More
On 9 January 2014, it was announced that Bryan Ferry would perform at the Coachella Valley Music Festival on 11 and 18 April 2014.
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