Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds ( born April 15, 1944 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh singer and guitarist.


Dave Edmunds was announced in mid -1960s as the frontman of the group Love Sculpture. The group played blues, but also pieces of "classical" composers as Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance and Georges Bizet's Farandole. It was Shakin ' Stevens & The Sunsets ' former manager Paul Barrett, who Edmunds near brought rock'n'roll. In 1969 he began recording solo records on which he often played most of the instruments himself. He had great success with the new edition of familiar rock and roll pieces.

With I hear you knockin ', he landed in 1970 a No. 1 hit in the UK charts. More hits followed. He imitated the sound of the 1950s and 1960s in the style of Phil Spector or the Everly Brothers with these pieces. In 1974, he starred in the movie Stardust with. In the late 1970s he played with bassist Nick Lowe Brinsley Schwarz in the group Rockpile. Rockpile was mainly a live band. The musicians took to continue on solo records. Even after the end of Rockpile Dave Edmunds in 1981 continued his solo career continued. For a time his records were produced by Jeff Lynne, what his sound was a new twist. Later, he joined again with Nick Lowe. 1980 saw Dave Edmunds in London, the Stray Cats and produced their first album ( Stray Cats, 1981). He helped these three teenagers from Massapequa, Long Iceland, for their unique sound and is considered largely responsible for their success. In 1981, he then produced the debut album Polecats are Go! Neo- rockabilly band Polecats (USA). Dave Edmunds also worked as a producer for other musicians and groups, including for Shakin 'Stevens (1970 and 1985 ), Brinsley Schwarz and the comeback of the Everly Brothers.

Since the mid- 1990s, Dave Edmunds is no longer strong came as a musician in appearance, however, occurs again and again at festivals in the UK and was a special guest at a series of concerts - among others Carl Perkins ' 65th birthday mid-1990s.