Jul 22, 2008

No Regrets - Midge Ure

Midge Ure was a busy boy in the 80's. He temporarily joined Thin Lizzy before replacing John Foxx as singer of electronic New Wave band Ultravox in 1979.
Shortly afterwards, they had a huge UK hit with "Vienna",
and became one of Britain's top bands for several years.
Later that year, Ure also formed the band Visage with Steve Strange and
fellow former "Rich Kid" Rusty Egan.
The following year, Ure and Phil Lynott released "Yellow Pearl"
A re-recording of the song done in 1981 was used as the theme for Top of the Pops.

Midge also worked as a producer for other artists.
Steve Harley and New Wave group STRASSE

He released his first solo single
"No Regrets" in 1982, included here with its B-side.

In 1984, Ure co-wrote with Bob Geldof and produced the Band Aid hit, "Do They Know It's Christmas?". He and Geldof jointly set up the Band Aid Trust and he remains active as a Band Aid Trustee to this day. He was also the co-organiser of Live Aid.


* No Regrets - Midge Ure

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