Blur
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1990
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Blur

Blur Biography (Wikipedia)

Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Their debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). In the process, the band became central to the Britpop music and culture movement, and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rivals Oasis in 1995 dubbed the "Battle of Britpop".

In recording their follow-up, Blur (1997), the band underwent another reinvention, showing influence from the lo-fi style of American indie rock groups. The band's third UK number one album, Blur included the "Song 2" single, which brought them mainstream success in the US. Their next album, 13 (1999) saw the band members experimenting with electronic and gospel music, and featured more personal lyrics from Albarn. In May 2002, Coxon left Blur during the recording of their seventh album Think Tank (2003). Containing electronic sounds and more minimal guitar work, the album was marked by Albarn's growing interest in hip hop and African music. After a 2003 tour without Coxon, Blur did no studio work or touring as a band, as members engaged in other projects.

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Blur Performances & Interviews


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Song 2
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Song 2
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Coffee & TV
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Coffee & TV
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Country House
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Country House
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Sunday Sunday
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Sunday Sunday
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There's No Other Way
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There's No Other Way
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The Universal
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The Universal
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Parklife
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Parklife
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Girls & Boys
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Girls & Boys
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Trimm Trabb
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Trimm Trabb
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Magic America
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Magic America
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This Is A Low
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This Is A Low
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For Tomorrow
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For Tomorrow
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2009
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2009-06-26T07:44:34
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2009

Glastonbury: 2009

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1992
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992-06-26T07:44:34
26
Jun
1992

Glastonbury: 1992

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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