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UFO

Band
1969 / Present
Great Britain Great Britain

Rating: 3.57

Band UFO

Overview

History

There is more than one artist with this name:
1) UFO is a British hard rock/heavy metal band that was formed in 1969, with lead singer Phil Mogg, guitarist Mick Bolton, bassist Pete Way, and drummer Andy Parker. UFO was a transitional band between the rock of Led Zeppelin and the metal to come in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Their early releases are commonly referred to as "space rock" with obvious influence from the 60s rock scene.
In 1973 the band recruited an 18 year old Michael Schenker from the band Scorpions. This marked a departure from their space rock sound to a more hard edged rock sound. They released a string of critically acclaimed rock albums in the 70s that gained them a following in America and made them stars in the UK. Around the time of the 1978 release of Obsession, tensions between Schenker and Mogg were mounting. UFO arguably reached their peak at this time. In 1978 they toured extensively and recorded material for the double live album Strangers in the Night which was released in 1979. This album is considered by many fans and critics to be one of the best live rock albums ever produced. Immediately after the Strangers in the Night tour Michael Schenker left the band.

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Members

Robbie France
Present
Jim Simpson
Present
Vinnie Moore
Present
Larry Wallis
Present
Andrew Maynard Parker
1968 - Present
Pete Way
1968 - Present
Phil Mogg
1968 - Present
Michael Schenker
1972 - 1978, 1992 - 1994
Danny Peyronel
1974 - 1975

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Discography

Studio Album

1969
Album has 8 releases
1970
Album has 6 releases
1974
Album has 8 releases
1974
Album has 5 releases
1975
Album has 5 releases
1976
Album has 10 releases
1977
Album has 7 releases
1979
Album has 7 releases
1981
Album has 6 releases
1982
Album has 6 releases
1984
Album has 4 releases
2002
Album has 1 releases
2008
Album has 1 releases
2011
Album has 3 releases
2016
Album has 1 releases