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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 March 1968Whitechapel, London, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Damon Albarn was born in Whitechapel Hospital, London. He was the son of Keith (a former luminary of England's late-1960s psychedelic rock scene that yielded Soft Machine and others) and Hazel (a stage designer for Joan Littlewood's theatre company). Arriving in Colchester, Essex in the late '70s, the young Damon began studying music (the piano) and drama. He met Graham Coxon, guitar genius in Stanway Comprehensive School and they formed a group named 'Seymour' later changed to 'Blur', perhaps one of the greatest modern rock groups these days. Damon is the leadsinger of 'Blur' as well as writes songs and plays keybords. His witty, sarcastic lyrics are exquisitely combined with unique sounds, influenced by Beatles, Rolling stones, Kinks and Small Faces. He split with Justine Frischman, frontwoman of 'Elastica' in 1998. _Face (1997)_ is his debut film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J A Suh

Trivia (12)

Is a vegetarian.
Declared his support for independent candidate Ken Livingstone during the 2000 London Mayoral election.
Daughter, Missy (b. October 1999), with artist Suzi Winstanley.
Began the popular alternative band, Gorillaz. They consist of four animated characters -- Murdoc, Russel, 2-D, and Noodle -- and at live shows, the actual band (including Del Tha Funkee Homosapien) does not appear on stage. Their hit song "Clint Eastwood" is on radio and TV playlists around the world. [2001]
Damon is a big supporter of Chelsea Football Club London, England.
Winner of the 2007 Q Inspiration Award.
Is left-handed but plays guitar right handed (like fellow Britpop musician and one time rival Noel Gallagher).
In 1995, he and Blur bassist Alex James was told by fellow Britpop musician Noel Gallagher to 'catch AIDS and die'. Gallagher, however, would apologise for his statement.
He currently lives in Bayswater, London with artist Suzi Winstanley, and their daughter.
Spent most of the 1990's in Iceland. He owned a home in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavík.
Outspoken critic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music. He is a singer-songwriter C, composer, musician, and producer in London, England.

Personal Quotes (1)

Productivity can stop. So I'm going to use every second that I've got of musical juice. And when it stops I will, hopefully, take it gracefully. Until then, I'll try to keep getting up in the morning and going to work.

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