Damon Albarn
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1968-03-23
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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn Biography (Wikipedia)

Damon Albarn OBE (born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Blur and as the co-founder, lead vocalist, instrumentalist, and primary songwriter of the virtual band Gorillaz.

Raised in Leytonstone, East London, and around Colchester, Essex, Albarn attended the Stanway School, where he met guitarist Graham Coxon and formed Blur, releasing their debut album Leisure in 1991. After spending long periods touring the U.S., Albarn's songwriting became increasingly influenced by British bands from the 1960s. The result was the Blur albums Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). All three albums received critical acclaim while Blur gained mass popularity in the UK, aided by a Britpop rivalry with Oasis. Subsequent albums such as Blur (1997), 13 (1999), and Think Tank (2003) incorporated influences from lo-fi, electronic and hip hop music.

Albarn formed the virtual band Gorillaz in 1998 with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett. Drawing influences from hip hop, dub, pop, trip hop, and world music, Gorillaz released their self-titled debut album in 2001 to worldwide success, spawning successful follow-ups Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach, The Fall (both released in 2010), Humanz (2017), and The Now Now (2018). Although Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, Gorillaz albums typically feature collaborations from a range of artists. Gorillaz are cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Successful Virtual Band".

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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2016
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2016-06-24T23:09:05
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Jun
2016
Glastonbury: 2016

Glastonbury: 2016

11:00
Worthy Farm, Pilton
6 Music at Latitude: 6 Music at Latitude 2014
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Henham Park, Suffolk
2014-07-17T23:09:05
17
Jul
2014

6 Music at Latitude: 6 Music at Latitude 2014

11:00
Henham Park, Suffolk
6 Music Festival: 2014
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Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
2014-02-28T23:09:05
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28
Feb
2014
6 Music Festival: 2014

6 Music Festival: 2014

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

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