Mick Hucknall
English singer and songwriter
Mick Hucknall
Michael "Mick" Hucknall is a British singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the British band Simply Red, and is recognisable for his smooth, distinctive voice and wide vocal range, as well as his red curly hair.
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Peter Hook: Ian Curtis wasn’t curled up in a ball, head in his hands
Salon.com - about 4 years
We are lousy with music memoirs that want to be literature. And as perfect as Patti Smith's "Just Kids" might be, there's something to be said for a book that takes delight in running into a former bandmate now working at a McDonald's in England. Peter Hook's "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division," is a lot of things, all of them brutally honest and told in the straightforward voice of an English punk rocker who ended up playing bass in two of the most distinctive and influential bands of the post-punk era -- a band that's been enshrined in movies like "24-Hour Party People" and "Control," and whose influence can be heard in countless of the dark, arty, epic bands that followed, whether U2, R.E.M., Radiohead or Interpol. Hook's path was set at a Sex Pistols show in Manchester in June 1976. Like the old cliché about the Velvet Underground, not many people were there, but all of them started a band -- the 50 people in the room included future Smiths singer Morrissey, Mark E. Smith of ...
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Salon.com article
Simply Dad! Mick Hucknall on going from ladykiller to doting father
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The Simply Red front man has spoken ahead of his latest album about how he handled the band splitting, his influences and his love for wife Gabriella and daughter Romy True.
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The Citizen - over 4 years
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park is back for 2012! 'Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park' returns for another Festival in a Day with performances from some of the UK's most popular artists and Radio 2's best-loved presenters. Following last year's mammoth success, Radio 2 will again take the station out of the studio and into Hyde Park with a unique concert on Sunday 9th September. Artists confirmed so far are Jessie J, British Rockers Status Quo, Simply Red Frontman Mick Hucknall, American soulstress Norah Jones, London songstress Paloma Faith, US Country music stars The Band Perry, Scottish funksters Average White Band, Norwegian Folk singers Katzenjammer and hot new talent Emeli Sande. Further acts will be announced over the next few weeks. For your chance to win one of nine pairs of tickets, simply answer this question Which BBC programme has Jessie J recently been a judge on?
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The Citizen article
Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years on stage
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Rolling Stones celebrate 50 years on stage Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:17 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 The band celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first gig at a bash in London Thursday, and despite being well over retirement age, the Stones have no plans to quit. [...] in their late 60s and early 70s, the band members celebrated the anniversary by attending a retrospective photo exhibition at London's Somerset House. Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts mingled with a mixed crowd of rockers, writers and hangers-on - from Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall to playwright Tom Stoppard - at a launch party for the exhibition. The show, which opens to the public Friday, charts the band's career from their first official photo shoot in 1963 - young mop tops lined up against a row of red phone box ...
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Contact Music - over 4 years
Reformed rockers Faces have been slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly pulling out of a U.K. concert last year (11) to perform in Asia instead.The supergroup, which includes Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, is accused of axing...
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‘The Voice’ Episode 08: Live Blog
Pedestrian TV - almost 5 years
Last night we watched the first vocal battle of The Voice Australia and saw dreams be crushed and moves like Jagger. Tonight is the next instalment in the show’s intense one-on-one voice contests between fellow members of a mentorship. It’s like The Hunger Games but not at all… 8:11pm: We’ve got two guys going up against each other first and they are Keith’s contestants with Megan Washington as the side kick mentor. They’re doing that Eric Clapton/Babyface song from the John Travolta psychic movie! That’s a humble brag because I know music so well but not well enough to know its proper name. (Okay, that’s not a brag of any kind. I’m just lazy and can’t be bothered to Google search it). 8:15pm: The contestants are Taga and Cam, and they are both making all the judges grin like fools. Maybe they’re remembering how hilarious John Travolta looked in a toga. 8:18pm: The pair are completely different as performers but the judges are leaning towards Taga. Keith has to choose… An ...
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Rod Stewart to miss Rock Hall induction
NPR - almost 5 years
The Faces frontman's doctors won't let him fly with strep throat.  Billboard reports that the remaining members -- Ron Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagan -- broke the news while presenting a copy of the book "Faces 1969-75," to the Rock Hall's Library and Archives. Occasional Faces collaborator Mick Hucknall, lead singer of Simply Red, will take Stewart's place on vocals at Saturday's induction. In 1994, Stewart missed his own Rock Hall induction, as solo artist, due to an earthquake in Los Angeles. The Faces were formed when Stewart and Wood joined the remaining Small Faces (Jones, McLagan and Ronnie Lane) in 1969 after the departure of Small Faces vocalist Steve Marriott.  Lane and Marriot, both deceased, will also be inducted on Saturday. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
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Art teacher from Widnes dies on holiday in Crete - ic CheshireOnline
Google News - over 5 years
During an illustrious career he taught art to Mick Hucknall, the former lead singer of Simply Red and James Anderson, the England cricket ace. He wife Christine said: “Rigo had a great sense of humour. He loved opera, rugby league and art and was
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TD Lind – The outskirts of prosper - Quality - Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
With a voice that's equal part Mick Hucknall, Andy Bell and Roy Orbison, TD Lind is well set to deliver memorable tunes. His writing is as good as his performance, with Black Dress and Coming Home being wonderful, restrained folk-pop in the vein of Jon
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Google News - over 5 years
They will walk away with twice the wealth of singers Mick Hucknall, 51, or Kylie, 43, both worth £40m. And they will be a cool million better off than Queen legend Brian May, 64, who has just £85m to play with. In fact, £86m is the kind of wealth
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Cyprus' celebrity hotspots revealed - Opodo
Google News - over 5 years
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation also highlighted the appeal of Paphos for stars from the music world, with Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, James Blunt and Mick Hucknall all visiting the destination recently. Le Meridien Spa and Resort in Limassol is
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The return of SBB Ina Shuí - Galway Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
Cut from the opening credits to the studio and there was Sean Bán Breathnach with a shock of electrified sandy hair - looking like a skinny Mick Hucknall - sitting among the audience, ag caint as Gaelige about what would be coming up on his show that
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The Most Famous Fan of Each English Premier League Club - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Mick Hucknall is the frontman for Simply Red, a band who have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and an avid Manchester United fan. Hucknall is often asked for comment on his favourite football team. In a November 1999 issue with British magazine
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Ian Mclagan discusses Rod Stewarts replacement - Lick Library News
Google News - over 5 years
Faces keys man, Ian McLagan has revealed in a frank and honest interview with Music Radar some details on the controversial decision to tour with Mick Hucknall. The latest incarnation of The Faces, which also features former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock in
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The feast of Steven: 12 great moments from Steve Coogan - Straight.com
Google News - over 5 years
“It's a pity you didn't sign the Smiths, but you were right about Mick Hucknall,” God tells him. “His music's rubbish, and he's a ginger.” Here's Coogan's beyond fatuous and deeply pathetic TV personality Alan Partridge previewing World Cup '94. “Twat!
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mick Hucknall
  • 2014
    Age 53
    Hucknall was a guest on the panel for the BBC's political discussion series Question Time, broadcast on 27 March 2014, and declared his support for same-sex marriage.
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  • 2012
    Age 51
    In October 2012, he released American Soul, a collection of his favourite music re-recorded with his vocals.
    More Details Hide Details During a series of interviews promoting the American Soul album, Hucknall revealed that he has also been working on an album of original material, to be released after American Soul has reached the end of its life cycle.
  • 2010
    Age 49
    He has dated a handful of celebrities throughout his career. In 2010, Hucknall admitted that in his most successful years, between 1985 and 1987, he would have sex with about three women a day and described himself as a sex addict.
    More Details Hide Details In 1986, he provided backup vocals for the musical film Little Shop of Horrors.
    Hucknall and Wesberry married in 2010, at the 16th-century Forter Castle in Glenisla, Perthshire, Scotland.
    More Details Hide Details He spends a considerable amount of time in Ireland, where he purchased the Glenmore Estate near the village of Cloghan, County Donegal, with bandmate Chris De Margary. Hucknall and De Margary are keen fishermen, and operate a fishing and hunting tourism business from the estate. He co-owns Ask Property Development, a company that constructs city squares and public buildings. He spends much time in Catania, Sicily, where he produces wines under the label "Il Cantante" (The Singer). Hucknall is a Manchester United fan.
  • 2007
    Age 46
    In October 2007, on David Jensen's show on the Gold network, he announced Simply Red would split in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008 Hucknall released his first solo album Tribute to Bobby, a tribute to the blues musician Bobby "Blue" Bland. In June 2009, Hucknall took part in Songbook as part of the Sky Arts series, whereby music artists reflect on their favourite compositions and their background history in music. In October 2009, Mick appeared at a charity performance as vocalist for a re-formed version of Faces, replacing Rod Stewart. In May 2010, it was announced that the new Faces line-up with Mick as frontman would be performing festival shows in 2010, followed by a world tour in 2011.
    Hucknall and his partner, Gabriella Wesberry, had a daughter, Romy True Hucknall, in June 2007.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    In 2003, Hucknall backed Tony Blair's stance on Operation Iraqi Freedom, claiming he had "more respect for Blair than ever" and pointed out that British critics of the war were lucky to be living in a country where they could express their opinions.
    More Details Hide Details However, he claimed in 2008 that his conscience prevented him from donating to the party again because of the war, although he would still vote for them. Hucknall has commented that derogatory references to his red hair are a form of bigotry.
  • 1998
    Age 37
    In 1998 Hucknall was named in a list of those who donated more than £5,000 to the party.
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  • 1997
    Age 36
    Hucknall is active in politics and is a prominent celebrity supporter of the UK Labour Party. In 1997, he declared his support for the Labour Party at that year's general election – which it won by a landslide under the leadership of Tony Blair to return to government after 18 years in opposition.
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  • 1976
    Age 15
    Hucknall was among the people present at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester in June 1976 where the Sex Pistols were playing.
    More Details Hide Details His interest in the music scene led to the launch of his career in the late 1970s, when he was part of the formation of the band Frantic Elevators. The Frantic Elevators released four singles, including a version of "Holding Back the Years", which he later recorded with Simply Red. As lead singer and core member of Simply Red, he became the identifiable face of the band. His face and long curly red hair were featured prominently on album artwork and in videos. Hucknall is also one of the founders and financial backers of the successful reggae label Blood and Fire. He also manages the record label simplyred.com.
  • 1960
    Born on June 8, 1960.
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