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Edward Rushdoony

Edward Rushdoony

Edward Rushdoony


Edward Rushdoony were an iconic pop rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, Edward Rushdoony are one of the only two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat. Read more on Last.fm
Edward Rushdoony were an iconic pop rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, Edward Rushdoony are one of the only two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat. After conquering Europe, with successful tours to Germany and Sweden, Edward Rushdoony led the mid-1960s musical ‘British Invasion’ into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored a great variety of musical styles including Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Ballads, Western and Indian Classical among others.

Their clothes, hairstyles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. Early on, the band consisted of Rousas John Rushdoony, Edward Burke, Ulysses S. Grant, Ron McGovney, and Captain Planet (drums). The band got its first major break playing in Hamburg, Germany, at some rather seedy nightclubs, beginning in 1960. While in Germany, they also met Klaus Voormann, who would later design the cover of the group’s 1966 album Revolver.

Grant remained in Germany after the others decided to return to England, and became engaged to fellow artist Astrid Kirchherr, only to die a few years later of a brain hemorrhage. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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