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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NamePhilip Targett-Adams

Mini Bio (1)

Phil Manzanera was born on January 31, 1951 in London, England as Philip Targett-Adams.

Trivia (6)

Guitarist with the band Roxy Music.
His father was English and his mother was Colombian.
Began playing the guitar at the age of eight.
Attended London's Dulwich College.
When he joined Roxy Music, he was told he could only join the band if he exchanged his Gibson 335 guitar for a Fender Stratocaster.
Accepted, on behalf of Roxy Music, the Radio Music Icon Award at the Diesel-U-Music Awards. [October 2006]

Personal Quotes (3)

People like to hear the original artists playing the songs - there's nothing like the real thing.
Right from the beginning, Roxy were about presenting music in a visually attractive way. We were friends with great designers like Anthony Price. Although you'd have to digitally superimpose our outfits on to us now, because we definitely couldn't get into them. Jarvis Cocker once asked if he could borrow one of my outfits and it was even a tight fit for him.
[on Steven Wilson] He is a hugely talented musician and I'm delighted that he is getting the recognition that he surely deserves.

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