Peter Murphy (musician)

Peter Murphy
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Murphy performing in April 2011
Background information
Birth namePeter John Joseph Murphy
Born (1957-07-11) 11 July 1957 (age 62)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
GenresPost-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock[1]
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1978–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.petermurphy.info

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 and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as Love Hysteria, Deep, and Holy Smoke. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is often called the "Godfather of Goth".[3][4]

Early life

Murphy was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire on 11 July 1957.[5] He is of Irish descent.[6] He was raised in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, where he was a school friend of Daniel Ash.

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