|Also known as||Simon Foxx|
|Born||12 July 1949|
|Genres||Glam rock, progressive rock, new wave, synthpop|
|Instruments||Drums and percussion|
|Associated acts||Hackensack, Be-Bop Deluxe, Trevor Rabin, Blazer Blazer, The Pretty Things, Electric Sun, Orkestra, The Parade|
Simon Andrew David Fox (born 12 July 1949)is an English rock drummer, who played in different rock bands during the 1970s and the 1980s, most notably the progressive rock group Be-Bop Deluxe.
The English people are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Angelcynn. Their ethnonym is derived from the Angles, one of the Germanic peoples who migrated to Great Britain around the 5th century AD. England is one of the countries of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living there are British citizens.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily from the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly from a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Be-Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.
His earliest band was Hackensack, during the 1970s.He was a session player before joining Be-Bop Deluxe, in 1974, with whom he played on four studio albums, Futurama (1975), Sunburst Finish (1976), Modern Music (1976) and Drastic Plastic (1978), and one live album, Live in the Air Age (1977). The band split up in 1978, shortly after the release of Drastic Plastic.
Drastic Plastic is the last album by art rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, released in February 1978.
After Be-Bop Deluxe, he played in Trevor Rabin's band, touring with them in Britain. Later, he joined Blazer Blazer, along with bassist Steve Barnacle (later in Visage), with whom he toured extensively in 1979 and 1980. They released just one single, "Cecil B. Devine", in 1979.Later, he played on Jack Green's Reverse Logic , released in 1981. Later, he played with The Pretty Things, and, in 1983, in Electric Sun.
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Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978. The band became closely linked to the burgeoning New Romantic fashion movement of the early 1980s, and are best known for their hit "Fade to Grey" which was released in late 1980. In the UK, the band achieved two Top 20 albums and five Top 30 singles before the commercial failure of their third album led to their break-up in 1985.
In 1988, he joined Orkestra (a post-Electric Light Orchestra band formed by bassist Kelly Groucutt and violinist Mik Kaminski), releasing with them two albums, Beyond The Dream and Roll Over Beethoven.
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Fox returned to the music industry in 2014, joining Birmingham-based funk rock group The Parade.
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