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Gary Numan

Born 8 March 1958.
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Gary Numan on Depeche Mode

Electronic pioneer Gary Numan tell Mary Anne Hobbs how Depeche Mode changed his life.

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Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. Most widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits "Are 'Friends' Electric?" (as Tubeway Army) and "Cars", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but maintains a loyal cult following.

Numan, whose signature sound consists of heavy synthesizer hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.

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  1. Review of Exposure: The Best Of Gary Numan 1977-2002

    Exposure: The Best Of Gary Numan 1977-2002

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    It may not be everyone's cup of motor oil, but such dogged individuality deserves to...
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