Paul Simon (UK musician)

Paul Simon (UK musician)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Paul Simon

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Alias = (The other) Paul Simon
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Origin = Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Instrument = Drums
Genre = New Wave, post-punk, New Romantic, punk rock, world music
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1970s–present
Associated_acts = Limmie Funk Limited, Neo, Radio Stars, Girls At Our Best!, Cowboys International
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Paul Simon (not confuse with the famous American guitarist) is a british drummer born in Halifax, Yorkshire. He is the brother of Robin, Ultravox and Magazine guitarist. This pair formed Ajanta Music, an experimental band, in the 1990s.


He played with his brother Robin, then called Robert, since the 1970s in Halifax bands, and one of them included Billy Currie, later Ultravox. Later, he and Robert played in Limmie Snell's Limmie Funk Limited, touring England. In 1976 he was introduced to Ian North and the pair formed Radio, later Neo. [ [ Ajanta] ]

Between early and mid 1977, while playing gigs with Neo, he joined Radio Stars, with former Radio's bandmate Martin Gordon, and recorded the "Good Personality" 7" single and some songs which were released in their Radio Stars "Somewhere There's A Place For Us" (1992); the time of his two bands were very full, dropping out from Radio Stars, who were preparing for a Japanese tour, while Neo had to do a gig at Marquee Club, being leal to North and his brother, rejoining for full time with the latters, although Gordon and company asked him to tour in Japan. [Radio Stars - Somewere There's A Place For Us compilation (booklet) (1992)] That line-up in Neo continued until February/March 1978, when his brother Robert decided quit and join to Ultravox, so Paul was sacked by North shortly afterwards [ [ PUNK77: Neo history] ] .

After Neo, he integrated a number of bands in the late seventies and early eighties. In 1980 joined Cowboys International, replacing ex-The Clash Terry Chimes, recording some songs and doing the last tour before the split of that band; however . Later, he was briefly in Girls At Our Best, recording their single "Politics!"/"It's Fashion" (November, 1980). Later he joined The Fallout Club, with Thomas Dolby and Trevor Herion, releasing a a number of singles, in 1981. By the time he collaborated with his ex-Cowboys International bandmate, singer Ken Lockie in his album "The Impossible" (1981).

Glen Matlock's The Mavericks and The Philistines as member, and with John Foxx and Sue Rachel as collaborator.


External links

* [ Ajanta Music] Simon brothers' band web page

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