About Roxy Music
Known for their sophisticated sound and look, UK art-rockers Roxy Music influenced glam rock, new wave, punk, and electronic music throughout the ’70s and ’80s.
∙ The band’s 1972 appearance on Top of the Pops playing their synths-and-sax debut single, “Virginia Plain,” was a defining moment for UK glam rock.
∙ Their 1975 single “Love is the Drug” popularized the band in the US, and Nile Rodgers stated that the song’s iconic bassline inspired Chic’s 1979 disco anthem “Good Times.”
∙ Three months after the December 1980 murder of John Lennon, the band released a stand-alone cover of his 1971 song “Jealous Guy,” which was their only No. 1 hit on the UK Singles chart.
∙ Roxy Music’s final studio LP, 1982’s Avalon, was a chart-topping, Platinum-selling hit in several countries, and Rolling Stone named it on its list of 100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s.
∙ Their beloved hit “More Than This” has been covered by 10,000 Maniacs, Norah Jones and Charlie Hunter, and Bill Murray (who performed it in the 2003 film Lost in Translation).
∙ In 2019, Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.