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Simon Gallup

Background information
Birth name Simon Jonathon Gallup
Born June 1, 1960 (1960-06-01) (age 47)
Origin Duxhurst, England
Genre(s) Punk rock
Post-punk
Gothic rock
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Bass guitar, Keyboard, Vocals (Fools Dance)
Years active 1978-
Associated
acts
The Cure
Fools Dance
Lockjaw
Website http://www.thecure.com/

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Contents

Early Years

Simon is the youngest of six children born to Bob and Peg Gallup. His siblings are Stuart, David, Duncan, Monica, and Ric.[1] Ric Gallup helped to make the Cure video Carnage Visors. Ric Gallup (born November 10, 1953) is an English filmmaker. ... Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ...


Simon has been married twice. His first wife was Carol Thompson, the sister of Cure bandmate Porl Thompson. She and Gallup had previously worked together in a band called The Magspys. Carol sang back-up on the song "Lifeblood".[2] They had two children named Lily and Eden before they were divorced sometime around the end of the Wish Tour in 1992. Since then, Simon has remarried to Sarah and had a third child named Evangeline. Initially, Gallup was the bass player for a punk band called Lockjaw. Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Lockjaw were a UK punk band from the 70s It originally consisted of: Bo Zo - vocals Micky Morbid - guitar Andy Septic - bass Oddy Ordish - drums The band featured Simon Gallup, later to go on and join The Cure. ...


Involvement in The Cure

Gallup first joined The Cure in 1979, replacing Michael Dempsey on bass guitar. He also has been credited for occasionally playing the keyboard, particularly after Matthieu Hartley's departure in 1980; he took over keyboard lines for many of the songs that Hartley played. Examples of songs he played keyboard on live include "At Night", A Forest, and "A Strange Day". During Cold he multi-tasked playing bass guitar and bass pedals. On the Swing Tour in 1996, he played acoustic 12-string guitar on "This is a Lie". On the Dream Tour in 2000 he played Fender Bass VI on "There Is No If". He is also credited with singing lead vocals for a demo for "Violin Song." Gallup first performed on the Cure albums that make up "The Dark Trilogy": Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornography. This article is about the rock band. ... Michael Dempsey was born on February 29th, 1958 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia He met Robert Smith (musician), Lol Tolhurst, and Porl Thompson at school and played in some of their early bands like Malice and The Obelisk. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping,popping or using a pick. ... Matthieu Hartley was born in Smallfield, England on February 4th, 1960. ... A Forest is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, originally released in 1982 and re-mastered and re-released in 2005. ...


During the 14 Explicit Moments Tour in 1982, a series of incidents prompted Simon to leave The Cure. The first incident occurred when Simon got into a fight with Robert Smith at a nightclub. The second - and perhaps more infamous - incident occurred two weeks later during the final concert of the tour at L'Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. The band decided to play "Forever" but this time they changed instruments around; Simon played guitar, Lol Tolhurst played bass, Robert Smith played the drums, and Gary Biddles - a part-time roadie and friend of Gallup's - did vocals. As soon as he got on stage, Biddles started singing, "Smith is a wanker, Tolhurst is a wanker, only Simon is worth anything in the band! The Cure is dead!" Smith got angry and threw his drumsticks at Biddles' head, and yelled "F--- off!"[3] This article is about the rock band. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Forever is an improvisational song from The Cure. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on February 3, 1959 in Horley, England) was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ...


After that incident, Gallup left the band and started another one with Biddles called Fools Dance, which released two EPs - Fools Dance and They'll Never Know. Biddles sang most of the songs that were released by this band, Gallup sang on two--"The Ring" and "Happy Families Waiting(At The Skylab Landing Bay). When asked why he left The Cure, he said, "It's just basically that Robert and I are both really arrogant bastards, and it got to such an extreme. I suppose you just can't have two egocentrics in a band, and Robert was sort of 'the main man.'"[4] Fools Dance was a short-lived British rock band founded by Simon Gallup following his departure from The Cure in 1982. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Fools Dance (1985) is the eponymously-titled first record from the band Fools Dance. ... Theyll Never Know is the second EP released by Fools Dance. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


However, in 1985, Smith asked Simon to come back to The Cure, an offer which Gallup accepted. Since then, the two of them have remained on good terms. In fact, Gallup served as the best man at Smith's wedding in 1988.[5] This article is about the rock band. ...


Gallup is the second longest serving member of The Cure, which has led to him being referred to as Robert Smith's right-hand man. He performed on every album except Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry, Japanese Whispers, The Top, and Concert. He has garnered a fan base over the years because of his long stint with the Cure. This article is about the rock band. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... This article is about the album by The Cure. ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... The Top is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ...


Discography

See The Cure discography
See Fools Dance discography
This page is a discography for the band The Cure. ... Fools Dance was a short-lived British rock band founded by Simon Gallup following his departure from The Cure in 1982. ...


Trivia

  • Simon's favorite bass is his Gibson Thunderbird.
  • He has also played Fender Precision, Rickenbacker 4001, MusicMan Stingray, Washburn AB10 acoustic, Gibson EB-2, Kramer Acoustic, custom Dick Knight and Epiphone Jack Casady basses live.
  • In addition to playing in a few other local bands, Gallup worked in a plastic factory before becoming a full-time member of The Cure.[6]

This article is about the rock band. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] "Simon Gallup bio" 7 September 2007
  2. ^ [2] "Magspys" 7 September 2007
  3. ^ [3] "Did You Know" 7 September 2007
  4. ^ [4] "Fools Dance" 7 September 2007
  5. ^ [5] "Did You Know" 7 September 2007
  6. ^ [6] "Simon Gallup bio" 7 September 2007

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Simon Gallup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (529 words)
Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, who has been a member of the British post-punk band The Cure.
Simon is the youngest of six children born to Bob and Peg Gallup.
Simon is the second longest serving member of The Cure, which has led to him being referred to as Robert Smith's right-hand man. He performed on every album except Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry, Japanese Whispers, The Top, and Concert.
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