was born in the Marylebone area of London.
His first involvement with the music industry was when he was at art school in North London playing with a band called Bazooka Joe.
After this came a band called The B-Sides. Along with B-Sides members Lester Square and Andy Warren, he went on to form Adam & The Ants.
Their first hit was Kings of the Wild Frontier in April 1980.
After several hit singles, albums and varying line-ups, they disbanded and Adam continued on with a solo career, entering the charts with 'Goody Two Shoes'.
Adam's first solo album was 'Friend Or Foe', the title track being released as a single, and finally giving him a significant penetration into the vast American market.
* Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam & the Ants