Ben Lurie

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Ben Lurie
Born (1968-06-13) June 13, 1968 (age 46)
London, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1989–2004
Labels Creation, Blanco y Negro, Sub Pop
Associated acts The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat

Ben Lurie is a musician, best known as a member of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from 1989 to 1998.


Ben Lurie was born in London and moved to Australia when he was four. In high school he formed the band Sons of Sorrow with bassist Warwick Yuen and drummer Paul Zezula. Their album Nobody Should Dream was released in 1988 on Rampant Releases. He returned to London at the age of 20, where he joined The Jesus and Mary Chain as a session musician for the Automatic tour. After the tour, he became a regular session member and featured on the band's last two albums Stoned & Dethroned and Munki.[1] After the band split up in 1998, Ben together with Jim Reid formed the band Freeheat. Ben also produced records by other bands such as The Parkinsons and Tompaulin. He moved back to Australia in 2004, where he currently works as a graphic designer.[2][3]


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