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Midge Ure, real name James Ure (Cambuslang (LanarkshireScotland), 10 October 1953) is a singerguitarist and composer. His greatest successes he experienced in the period 1975-1985.

In 1969 he began as a guitarist in the band Laurieston Stumble, which was lifted after two years. He was also the lead vocalist and guitarist in Laurieston Salvation, that from 1974 as the bubblegum band Slik continued, and scored the hits Forever and everRequiem and The kid's a punk. Later changed the band name in PVC-2. However, other music and was wanted in Ure 1977 singer and guitarist for the pop/punk band The Rich Kids of ex-Sex Pistols-bassist Glen Matlock. This band released an album in 1978, after which she was raised. After a few months to have worked as guitarist for the Misfits band he co-founded with Steve Strange and Rusty Egan the synthesizer pop group Visage , which in 1981 became known with Fade to grey and Mind of a toy. He also came in 1979 through the Visage-as well as Ultravox member Billy Currie, at the new waveband Ultravox , where he succeeded John Foxx as singer, and replaced between by Gary Moore in Thin Lizzy for the rest of their American tour. The combination of the synthesizer sound of Ultravox with the pop/rock past by Midge Ure successfully picked up. At the beginning of 1981 they had their first and biggest hit Vienna, later followed by, amongst others, Dancing with tears in my eyes (1984). Midge Ure and Billy Currie stepped in 1982 from Visage, released an album in 1984 that still and then stopped. Midge Ure also took with Japan-bassis tMick Karn in 1983 After a fashion on the single.

In 1984 was Midge Ure along with the Irish singer Bob Geldof, initiator of Band Aid, an occasional band of particularly British pop musicians, which the single Do they know it's Christmas? to allocate the income thereof released it then by great famine-ridden Ethiopia. Geldof and Ure organized the following year also Live Aid charity event dedicated to Ethiopia.

Then had a solo hit with Ure If I wasfollowed by the album The gift. Because of his solo activities in 1987 Ultravox was raised. He spent even more albums out, Answers to nothingPureBreatheMove meLittle orphans and some live-albums, which, however, could not match his previous successes.

In 1998, Breathe, with the eponymous single, still a success, after its use in TVadvertising for Swatch-watches.

Midge Ure's autobiography appeared In 2004, titled If I was ....

In 2008 he replaced John Miles during the Night of the Proms that when on tour with Tina Turner

Andy Hunter has let him appear in his latest album "Colour" with the song "Smile".

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