Bryan Ferry

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Miami Vice Performer
Born
September 26, 1945, Washington, England
Active
1971-present
Spouse/Children
Lucy Helmore (1982-2003, divorced), four sons
Amanda Sheppard (2012-2013, divorced)


Bryan Ferry (born September 26, 1945, Washington, England) is an English singer-songwriter whose songs "Windswept" (in "The Prodigal Son"), "Slave to Love" (in "Junk Love"), "Boys and Girls" (in "Bushido"), and "Bête Noire" (from "To Have and to Hold") appeared in the show Miami Vice. He was also a member of the band Roxy Music, whose song "Lover" appeared on the soundtrack album Miami Vice II, despite never actually appearing in the show itself.

Career

Ferry joined the band Roxy Music in 1970 (along with Brian Eno, who left in 1973) and remained until their breakup in 1976, during which time Ferry also had a solo career, which continued after Roxy Music disbanded, but when it failed to take off, Ferry reunited his old band in 1980 and they remained together until 1983, when they broke up for good. In 1985 Ferry's album "Boys and Girls" reached the top of the English charts, featuring the title track, "Slave to Love", and "Windswept", then performed at Live Aid with former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. 1987's Bête Noire featured its' title track. Ferry recorded several more solo albums in the 1990s before reuniting Roxy Music for a third time in 2000, who recorded no albums but toured extensively for two years. His most recent solo album was in 2010, Olympia. In 2019, Ferry's former band Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Personal life

Ferry dated model Amanda Lear in the early 1970s, then began a relationship with Jerry Hall that ended in 1977 when she left Ferry for Mick Jagger. Ferry later married Lucy Helmore (14 years his junior) in 1982 until their divorce in 2003. They had four sons; Otis, Isaac, Tara, and Merlin. In 2012, Ferry married Amanda Sheppard (37 years his junior and his son Isaac's ex-girlfriend), but were no longer together 18 months later.

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