Sparks
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1970
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Sparks Biography (Wikipedia)

Sparks are an American pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), renamed from Halfnelson, formed in 1968. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's animated, hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's deadpan scowling. They are also noted for Russell Mael's falsetto voice and Ron Mael's keyboard style.

While achieving chart success in various countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the United States, they have enjoyed a cult following since their first releases. During the late 1970s, when in collaboration with Giorgio Moroder (and Telex subsequently), Sparks reinvented themselves as a new wave/synthpop duo, and abandoned the traditional rock band line up. Their frequently changing styles and visual presentations have kept the band at the forefront of modern, artful pop music.

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This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
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This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
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The Number One Song In Heaven (Glastonbury 2015)
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The Number One Song In Heaven (Glastonbury 2015)
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Fly Bi (Spooky Blend)
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Fly Bi (Spooky Blend)
FFS, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks
This Town Ain't Big Enough (Glastonbury 2015)
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This Town Ain't Big Enough (Glastonbury 2015)
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When Do I Get To Sing My Own Way (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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When Do I Get To Sing My Own Way (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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Frankly Scarlet (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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Frankly Scarlet (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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Now That I Own The BBC (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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Now That I Own The BBC (Radio 1 Session, 19 Oct 1994)
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At Home, At Work, At Play
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At Home, At Work, At Play
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