Depeche Mode Biography (Wikipedia)
Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group as of now consists of a trio of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, co-lead vocals and main songwriting), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards).
Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Vince Clarke left after the release of the album; they recorded A Broken Frame as a trio. Gore took over as main songwriter and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder replaced Clarke, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years.
The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In early 1990, they released Violator, an international mainstream success. The following album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, released in 1993, was also a success, though internal struggles within the band during recording and touring resulted in Wilder's departure in 1995.
- Depeche Modehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04y3qts.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04y3qts.jpg2017-04-25T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Depeche Mode's set at 6 Music Festival 2017https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04y43s5
- Dave Gahan: "There was a period in the late '80s and early '90s where we were living the rock 'n' roll life"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zypn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p050zypn.jpg2017-04-24T15:55:00.000ZDave Gahan discusses Depeche Mode's latest album Spirithttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p050zrfz
Dave Gahan: "There was a period in the late '80s and early '90s where we were living the rock 'n' roll life"
- Lauren talks to Martin Gore ahead of their hotly anticipated gig at the iconic Barrowland Ballroomhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04y3hgm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04y3hgm.jpg2017-03-26T20:19:00.000ZDepeche Mode's Martin Gore chats about how it feels to play Barrowlands again 30 years onhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04y3lbj
Lauren talks to Martin Gore ahead of their hotly anticipated gig at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom
- Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan on performing at the 6 Music Festivalhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tmnks.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tmnks.jpg2017-02-21T18:20:00.000ZThe lead singer of the synth-pop legends chats to Steve Lamacq about the band joining the bill for this year’s festival in Glasgow.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tmnlf
Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan on performing at the 6 Music Festival
- '...there's something about being that close to people; it engages the music more somehow.'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tlxv1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tlxv1.jpg2017-02-21T12:45:00.000ZDave Gahan of Depeche Mode discusses playing more intimate gigs, looking forward to performing at the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, 24-26 March 2017https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tlxwt
'...there's something about being that close to people; it engages the music more somehow.'
- '...we're asking a lot of questions.'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tlxll.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tlxll.jpg2017-02-21T12:40:00.000ZDave Gahan discusses the new Depeche Mode album ahead of the band's appearance at the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, 24-26 March 2017.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tlxlz
'...we're asking a lot of questions.'
- Lauren reveals that Depeche Mode are performing at this year's 6 Music Festivalhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tm96j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04tm96j.jpg2017-02-21T12:00:00.000ZLauren breaks the news that the synth-pop pioneers will be returning to Glasgow.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04tm986
Lauren reveals that Depeche Mode are performing at this year's 6 Music Festival
- Hammers Fan Dave Gahan is excited about playing The London Stadiumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bw1wd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bw1wd.jpg2016-10-13T08:34:00.000ZDave Gahan tells BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt about Depeche Mode's forthcoming tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bw1x4
Hammers Fan Dave Gahan is excited about playing The London Stadium
- "I don't communicate with people that well" Dave Gahan chats to BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bvt0x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bvt0x.jpg2016-10-13T06:20:00.000ZDepeche Mode's Dave Gahan chats with BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bvt14
"I don't communicate with people that well" Dave Gahan chats to BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt
- "We live normal lives" - Martin Gore & Andy Fletcher chat with Matt Everitthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bvsr6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bvsr6.jpg2016-10-13T06:05:00.000ZDepeche Mode's Martin Gore & Andy Fletcher chat with BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bvsr8
"We live normal lives" - Martin Gore & Andy Fletcher chat with Matt Everitt
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