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Midge Ure

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Midge Ure
Ure in 2004
Background information
Birth nameJames Ure
Born (1953-10-10) 10 October 1953 (age 70)
Cammuslang, Lanrikshire, Scotland
ThriftMuisicker, sangster-sangwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keybuirds, synthesizer
Years active1972–present
Associate actsSlik, Rich Kids, Misfits, Visage, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox, Band Aid

James "Midge" Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953, in Cambuslang, Lanrikshire) is a Scots guitarist, sanger, keyboard player, an sangwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal o Jim, the diminutive form o his real name.

Ure enjoyed parteecular success in the 1970s an 1980s in baunds includin Slik, Thin Lizzy, The Rich Kids, Visage, an maist notably as frontman o Ultravox. Ure co-wrate an produced the charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', whose reissue wan an Ivor Novello Awaird in 2005 for Best Selling UK Single.[1] Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid an Live 8 wi Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, an serves as ambassador for Save the Children.


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