Scott Campbell (musician)
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March 17, 1958 |
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Occupations||Musician, composer, actor|
|Instruments||Guitar, piano, alto saxophone, oboe, violin|
|Associated acts||The Sillies|
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1958, Scott Herbert Carl Campbell began writing poetry at the age of six and songs at the age of eight. He taught himself guitar, piano, alto saxophone, oboe, violin, and multitrack audio recording. He formed Nebula Records in 1973 and released the single Apparition/Astral Spirit in 1974 under the band name Apparition, playing all the instruments on both songs.
Campbell formed The Sillies in 1977, considered Detroit's first modern punk rock band. In March 1978, Scott turned Bookie's Club 870 into Detroit's first concert nightclub catering to punk and alternative music. The Police, Ultravox, The Damned, John Cale, Peter Hammill, The Cramps, and many other acts made their Detroit debuts at Bookie's. As a result, numerous other clubs catering to original live music sprang up as a result of the success of Bookie's.
Campbell left Bookie's in late 1979 and presented concerts and benefits around Detroit. He began performing under his own name in 1983 and released the single "I'm Saving Myself For Angela Cartwright", in 1986. Campbell has appeared in the films Mirror, Mirror (1989) and Hoffa (1992). He also produced and hosted Music Box on Detroit TV from 1985 to 1992 and the Detroit Music Scene radio program from 1986 to 1997, featuring the music of over 1,000 Detroit area musicians as well as interviews with Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cult, and other international recording artists.
The Decline and Fall of Scott Campbell CD was released in 2000 and spent nine weeks at number 1 on MP3.com's charts. The Sillies CD America's Most Wanton was released in 2002.
- Goczkowski, Ted (5 September 1974). The Detroit News. pp. 2–B.
- Bastarache, Mike (1980). Boston Rock. p. 21.
- Official website
- Scott Campbell at the Internet Movie Database
- Scott Campbell (musician) at AllMusic
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