The Movies (band)

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The Movies
The Movies original lineup.jpg
Original lineup
Background information
Origin UK
Genres Pub rock, soft rock, latin
Years active 1974–1981
Labels A&M, CBS, RCA
Associated acts Joan Armatrading, Pete Gage, James Guthrie, Tim Rose
Members Jon Cole
Julian Diggle
Greg Knowles
Jamie Lane
Past members Durban Laverde
Dag Small

The Movies were a 6-piece British rock band prominent in the pub rock era of the mid-late 1970s.


  • Jon Cole: lead vocals, guitar
  • Julian Diggle: percussion, vocals
  • Greg Knowles: lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jamie Lane: drums, backing vocals
  • Durban Laverde: bass (1974-1975)
  • Dag Small: keyboards (1974-1975)
  • Mick Parker: keyboards (1975-1981)
  • Dave Quinn: bass (1975-1978)
  • Colin Gibson: bass (1978-1981)


  • The Movies 1975
  • Double A 1977
  • Bullets Through The Barrier 1978
  • India 1980
  • Motor Motor Motor 1981
  • Fancy Man 1975
  • Big Boys Band 1977
  • Have Another Body
  • Last Train
  • No Class
  • Love is a Sacrifice
  • Hard Heart (American release)
  • Clockwise Into The Sun

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