Chris Hughes
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1954-03-03
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Chris Hughes

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Christopher Merrick Hughes (born 3 March 1954, London, England), also known as Merrick, is a British music producer and former drummer, acoustic guitarist and keyboards player for Adam and the Ants. Best known as producer of Tears for Fears' Songs…

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Slow Motion Blackbird
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Part IV
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Chris Hughes Biography

Christopher Merrick Hughes (born 3 March 1954, London, England), also known as Merrick, is a British music producer and former drummer, acoustic guitarist and keyboards player for Adam and the Ants. Best known as producer of Tears for Fears' Songs from the Big Chair, and as the co-writer of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", Hughes has a joint background as a musician, songwriter and producer. His career began with Adam and The Ants as drummer and producer of Kings of the Wild Frontier. Yielding three hit singles, the album earned Hughes Music Week 's 'Producer of the Year Award'.

Hughes was educated at Emanuel School in London, and was a member of Adam and the Ants, also producing their albums, Kings of the Wild Frontier and Prince Charming. Hughes was awarded Music Week’s "Producer of the Year" award for his work on the album, Kings of the Wild Frontier. He co-wrote Tears for Fears' hit song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", and produced their first two albums, the platinum-selling The Hurting and the multi-platinum Songs from the Big Chair. He began working with the band again on their third album, The Seeds of Love, but left the project due to creative differences. Hughes also produced The Electric Soft Parade's debut album, Holes in the Wall, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize, and Propaganda's 1234. Hughes was also a member of Dalek I Love You and co-produced Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain".

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