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Peter Murphy (musician)

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Peter Murphy
Murphy performing in April 2011
Murphy performing in April 2011
Background information
Birth namePeter John Joseph Murphy
Born (1957-07-11) 11 July 1957 (age 66)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
GenresPost-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock[1]
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1978–present

Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter, and musician.[2] He was the vocalist of the goth rock band Bauhaus. His best known albums were Love Hysteria, Deep, and Holy Smoke. He is known as the Godfather of Goth".[3][4]

In August 2019, Murphy was hospitalized for a heart attack in New York City.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Goodman, Wİlliam (27 August 2009). "Watch: NIN Joined by Bauhaus' Peter Murphy!". Spin. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. Dom Gourlay (25 September 2011). "DiS meets Peter Murphy". Drowned in Sound. Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Having emerged from the tail end of punk rock's ethers in 1978 as lead vocalist with iconic four-piece Bauhaus, Peter Murphy has forged a reputation as one of the most unique, and challenging songwriters of his and every subsequent generation since.
  3. Gill, Andy (16 August 2002). "Album: Peter Murphy". The Independent. London: Independent News & Media. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  4. Theiner, Manny (19 June 2008). "Music Preview: Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy tours with solo retrospective". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG Publishing Co. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  5. "Goth legend Peter Murphy hospitalized after suffering heart attack". The Los Angeles Times. August 14, 2019.