Paul Morley (born 26 March 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire) is an English journalist, who wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983, during one of its most successful and relatively notorious periods, and has since written for a wide range of publications. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Stockport ( is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the influx of the rivers Goyt Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) His style divided the NME readership of the time (an early, confrontational interview with Jerry Garcia was judged to have lost the paper several thousand regular readers),. Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1 1942 &ndash August 9 1995 was a Musician, Songwriter, Artist, and Lead guitarist and British Alternative band The Cure played a version of their song 'Grinding Halt' with new lyrics parodying Morley's writing style after an unfavourable review of their debut album Three Imaginary Boys. The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976 Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cure 's debut album He has been described as 'a nodder' and a 'pretentious git' on more than one occasion.
Morley first came to wider attention with a brief appearance in the video for ABC's "The Look of Love" (in which he mimes the words "what's that?" in a call-and-response routine with singer Martin Fry), but he achieved genuine notoriety as co-founder, with Trevor Horn, of ZTT Records, and electronic group Art of Noise. ABC are an English pop band that charted ten UK and five US Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990 " The Look of Love " is a New Romantic song recorded by ABC in 1982, included on their debut album The Lexicon of Love Martin Fry (born 9 March, 1958, in Manchester) is lead singer of the band ABC. Trevor Charles Horn (born 15 July 1949) is an English Pop music Record producer, songwriter and musician ZTT Records is a Record label founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, record producer Trevor Horn, producer/engineer Art of Noise were an Avant-garde Synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session Morley is also credited with steering the marketing and promotion of the phenomenal early success of ZTT's biggest act, Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Frankie Goes to Hollywood ( FGTH) was a UK dance-pop band that were extremely popular in the mid 1980s Although it has never been confirmed, it is generally accepted that it was Morley who authored the provocative slogans on the band's T-shirts (e. g. "Frankie Say Arm The Unemployed", "Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself"), which became a fashion phenomenon in 1984, and are almost as well remembered as the band's music.
He was the first presenter of BBC Two's The Late Show, and has appeared as a music pundit on a number of other programmes. The Late Show (1989&ndash1995 was a British television arts magazine programme broadcast on BBC Two weeknights at 11 For the shortlived Channel 4 arts strand Without Walls he wrote and presented a documentary on boredom. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began
He is the author of Words and Music: the history of pop in the shape of a city The book is an authoritative, scholarly and highly idiosyncratic journey through the history of pop; it seeks to trace the connection between Alvin Lucier's experimental audio recording, "I am sitting in a room" and Kylie Minogue's "Can't get you out of my head". Words and Music A History of Pop in the Shape of a City is a 2005 book charting the history of Popular music, by the acclaimed Music journalist and cultural Alvin Lucier (born May 14, 1931) is an American Composer of Experimental music and Sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena I Am Sitting in a Room (1970 is one of composer Alvin Lucier 's best known works featuring Lucier recording himself narrating a text and then playing the recording Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. A synthetic Kylie features as the central character of the book. The book was later turned into the hour-long epic musical track "Raiding the 20th Century" by DJ Food, which features Morley reading from his book and speculating on the cultural significance of the mashup amidst the sounds of those very mashups. Originally produced by Coldcut on the Ninja Tune Independent record label, the DJ Food project started in 1990 on the premise of providing A mashup or bootleg (also mash up and mash-up) is a song or composition created from the combination of the music from one song with the A cappella His other books include Ask: The Chatter of Pop (a collection of his music journalism) and Nothing, a biographical book reflecting on his father's suicide and that of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, and unhappy parts of his teenage life such as the time he spent at Stockport Grammar School. Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Ian Kevin Curtis ( 15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was the vocalist and lyricist as well as occasional guitarist and keyboardist of the band Stockport Grammar School is a co-educational Independent school in Stockport, England, founded in 1487 by the 1482 Lord
Morley has teamed up with The Auteurs' James Banbury to form the band Infantjoy and in 2005 released an Album entitled 'Where The Night Goes' on Sony BMG. The Auteurs were a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Luke Haines (guitar piano and vocals Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group A new album, With, featuring collaborations with Tunng, Isan and Populous amongst others, is released in October 2006 on Morley and Banbury's own label ServiceAV. Tunng are an experimental folk band from the United Kingdom. They are often associated with the Folktronica genre due to the electronic influences evident in Isan ( Isan /อีสาน also written as Isaan Isarn Issan or Esarn is the northeast region of Thailand. Populous is a computer game developed by Bullfrog in 1989 and is regarded by many as being the seminal God game.
He was married to Claudia Brücken with whom he has a daughter. Claudia Brücken (born 7 December 1963, Berching, Germany) is a German Singer who fronted the Synthpop