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Howard Devoto

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Biography

Howard Devoto (born Howard Trafford on 15 March 1952 in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire) is an influential singer/songwriter who began his career as the frontman for the punk band Buzzcocks.Leaving after only one EP, he formed the more genre-defying Magazine in 1977. After Magazine split in 1981 he spent two years putting together a solo album with former Magazine keyboard player Dave Formula. While most critics believed the thin production and underworked ideas of Jerky Versions of the Dream reflected poorly on his potential, others found the album rewarded repeated listenings. The single Rainy Season was consistently picked as a stand-out track.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Rainy Season  -  7,968 plays
  2. Cold Imagination  -  3,935 plays
  3. Topless  -  2,860 plays
  4. Rainy Season (2007 Digital Remaster)  -  1,499 plays
  5. Way Out of Shape  -  2,168 plays
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