Simon Gallup

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Simon Gallup
Simon Gallup
Gallup performing in 2012
Background info
Full name Simon Jonathon Gallup
Birthday/Birthplace (1960-06-01) 1 June 1960 (age 57)
Origin Surrey, England
Genre(s) Post-punk, gothic rock, new wave, alternative rock
Profession(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, keyboards, vocals, guitar, 12 string guitar
Active Years 1975–present
Worked with Lockjaw, The Magazine Spies, The Cure, Fools Dance
Official Website

Simon Gallup’s Biography

Gallup joined The Cure in 1979 after Michael Dempsey, the band’s first bassist, pulled out for a “clash of personalities” with the other two members, Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst. [citation & nbsp; required] Seventeen Seconds album with which he debuted in the band.

In 1982, Simon was expelled from the group due to problems after a supposed fight in a bar with the vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith, shortly after having recorded the album P*rnography, in which he also played the keyboards and finished the tour of promotion of said album. Subsequently, he rejoined the band as a bassist in 1985, where he has remained until today.

During his separation from The Cure (1982-1984), he formed the band Fools dance. Previously, between 1976-1979 he was bassist of the band Lockjaw, and in 1979 of the band The magazine spies. [Appointment & nbsp; required]

Without a doubt, Simon Gallup, along with Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst, has been a key member of The Cure throughout its history. His return to the band, after Robert recognized his own mistakes, showed that his contribution to the sound of The Cure was fundamental.

The sound of Gallup on bass probably found one of its best moments in 1986, year in which the concert The Cure in orange was recorded in the live versions of Push, A Night Like This, Kyoto Song and Shake Dog Shake.

He is a great follower of Reading FC.

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