Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen began as a middle weight post-punk band, became UK best-sellers during the new wave and college rock eras, and have carved out a respectable niche for themselves as late-career alternative pop-rockers. Along the way, they've scored five UK Top 10 albums and have charted numerous singles in their homeland, while maintaining a strong cult following in America.
Vocalist Ian McCulloch was born in Liverpool on May 5, 1959. His first involvement in a band was a six-week tenure in the spring of 1977 as singer for The Crucial Three, a group most notable for also including Julian Cope on bass. The following year, McCulloch met guitarist and fellow Liverpudlian Will Sergeant, born April 12, 1958. The two began... Read More