Simon Crowe

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Simon Crowe
Birth name Simon Crowe
Born (1955-04-14) 14 April 1955 (age 59)
Dublin, Ireland
Genres New Wave, punk, pop rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1975–present
Labels Mulligan, Ensign, Mercury, Columbia
Associated acts The Boomtown Rats
The Velcro Flies
Gung~Ho
Jiggerypipery

Simon Crowe (born April 14, 1952, Dublin, Ireland) is one of the current drummers for the Irish new wave band The Boomtown Rats.[1]

The original name of the Boomtown Rats was the "Nightlife Thugs".[2] The name Boomtown Rats was taken from a novel entitled Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie.

The Boomtown Rats had eighteen hit singles in the UK, including "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". Crowe has also been part of The Velcro Flies[3] (with ex-Boomtown Rat Garry Roberts) and Gung~Ho (with ex-Boomtown Rat Johnny Fingers).

The Boomtown Rats presently features Garry Roberts on guitar and Simon Crowe on drums, with the addition of Peter Barton on bass, and Darren Beale on lead guitar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webster, Nick (16 Jan 2009). "Live Lounge hosts Boomtown rat founders Garry Roberts and Simon Crowe". Click Liverpool. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Amanda Doherty; Caoimhe Young (November 22, 1998). "Where did our eighties pop idols get to?; Sunday News tracks down the stars who just 'disappeared'.". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 9 September 2010.