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Fascinating Fact: 4347919

31st August 2014

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure scored a first onstage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night (29Aug14) when he performed Visage hit Fade to Grey for the first time. Ure, who was...

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Midge Ure Set For Ryder Cup Showdown

31st August 2014

Live Aid hero Midge Ure will perform Ultravox's hit Vienna with a full orchestra as part of an upcoming concert to launch this year's (14) Ryder Cup golf tournament.The singer, who is currently on tour...

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Midge Ure Hoping To Meet Song Collaborator Moby For The First Time

15th August 2014

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is hoping to meet dance music star Moby for the first time when he tours America on the Retro Futura Tour later this month (Aug14) after collaborating with the hitmaker...

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Ultravox's Vienna Is Top 1980s Hit

21st April 2014

Ultravox's pop anthem Vienna has been named the most popular song of the 1980s in a new poll.The 1981 hit, which spent four weeks in second place on the U.K. singles chart without ever reaching...

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Midge Ure Had Close Escape Over Spinal Tap Moment

4th March 2014

Rocker Midge Ure had a "close escape" when he ruled out releasing an Ultravox album with a plain black cover as the idea was mercilessly parodied in spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap just...

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Ultravox And Simple Minds Team Up For Tour

29th September 2013

New wave group Ultravox and rockers Simple Minds are teaming up for a joint U.K. tour.The two British bands, who found fame in the late 1970s and early '80s, will hit the road together in...

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Ultravox Hit Named U.k.'S Best Ever Number Two Track

2nd January 2013

Ultravox's 1981 hit Vienna has been voted the U.K.'s best ever number two single.The song by the British new wave band topped a poll conducted by chiefs at BBC Radio 2 and the Official Charts...

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Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

29th November 2010

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

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Ure Praises Gaga For Singing Live

14th March 2010

ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE has lavished praise on LADY GAGA for refusing to lip-sync at her shows - insisting her Monster Ball tour should encourage other artists to sing live.The veteran rocker admits he was...

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Ure To Reform The Rich Kids

3rd December 2009

Former ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE is reforming his short-lived rock band THE RICH KIDS for a charity show in London.The group was formed in 1977 by ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, along with Steve New...

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Fascinating Fact 7081

31st March 2009

Britain's 2009 Isle of Wight festival is set to be a real blast from the past with former stadium rockers SIMPLE MINDS joining the reunited ULTRAVOX, NEIL YOUNG and folk star JUDY COLLINS on the...

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Ure Honoured By U.k. University

26th November 2008

Former ULTRAVOX star MIDGE URE is to receive an honorary degree from a British university - to pay tribute to his musical and humanitarian achievements. The singer, who co-founded charity supergroup Band Aid in 1984,...

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Ultravox Reform

8th November 2008

Eighties synth-pop supergroup ULTRAVOX are to reunite for a series of British shows in 2009. The quartet's most famous line-up, Midge Ure, Warren Cann, Chris Cross and Billy Currie have lined up 14 dates, which...

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Ure To Be Honoured By Royal

11th October 2006

Rocker MIDGE URE is to receive a charity award from British royal PRINCESS ANNE for his work helping poor children. The musician will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Young People accolade from the Princess Royal...

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Cobain's Pyjama Shock

3rd August 2006

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN stunned photographers on a new Elle magazine photo shoot when she turned up wearing her late father KURT COBAIN's old pyjamas. The shoot featured celebrity offspring wearing the clothes of their rock...

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Ure Asks Leaders To Speed Up Free African Healthcare

30th May 2006

Veteran campaigner MIDGE URE has urged world leaders to abolish fees for medical treatment in Africa. The former ULTRAVOX frontman, who masterminded Live Aid and Live 8 alongside SIR BOB GELDOF, has just returned from...

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Mayall Gets Obe

14th June 2005

British blues legend JOHN MAYALL has become the latest celebrity named in QUEEN ELIZABETH II's birthday honours list. The guitar great, who was a mentor to PETER GREEN and ERIC CLAPTON, has been named...

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Ure Found It Hard To Contain Himself Around Clapton

24th January 2005

Rocking with guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON got BAND AID creator MIDGE URE so excited he "orgasmed". Former ULTRAVOX frontman Ure got the chance to play guitar with his hero Clapton backstage at the TSUNAMI...

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Midge Ure's Live Aid Grudge

7th October 2004

Scottish rocker MIDGE URE has held a 20-year grudge against LIVE AID co-founder SIR BOB GELDOF, because he feels he was robbed of the limelight at the charity event. Despite helping to organise the...

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