Peter Murphy is a singer who was born on July 11, 1957, near Northampton, England, known for having a deep voice and an almost vampiric physical appearance, and for being the lead singer of Bauhaus. It has a net worth of $ 10 million.
The godfather of Gothic music comes from a humble Irish family. In the late seventies he met Daniel Ash with whom he formed Bauhaus, alongside David J and Kevin Haskins; Together they record their first single: Bela Lugosi is Dead, becoming the spearhead of dark movement formations next to bands like Joy Division, Siouxie And The Banshees and The Cure.
With their first two albums “In the Flat Field” (1980) and Mask (1981), they capture a large number of followers and lead the independent charts of British success, including a version of the song “Ziggy Stardust” Of David Bowie, obtaining great popularity in all Europe and great part of the American market.
After releasing a third LP “The Sky’s Gone Out” getting good sales and a live album “Press The Eject And Give Me The Tape”, Peter’s rise in popularity begins to irritate the rest of the band, who see themselves Relegated to a background to the media.
During the recording of his fourth studio album “Burning From The Inside”, Murphy contracted pneumonia and the rest of Bauhaus finished the album without the approval of their vocalist, singing some of the songs Daniel Ash and others David J. This fact ends Of breaking the interests of the band, that after the edition of this disc, the one of greater success of its race, dissolves.
Separated Bauhaus in 1983, Peter Murphy forms immediately with the bass player Mick Karn a duo called Dali’s Car, while the rest of his Bauhaus companions create the formation Love And Rockets. The duo Dali’s Car recorded a first album, “The Waking Hour”, which was unsuccessful and Peter decides to end the project.
For 1985 Peter Murphy undertakes a soloist career. Helped in composition by guitarist Howard Hughes and another renowned guitarist: John McGeoch (ex-Siouxsie And The Banshees) released his first solo album in 1986. In 1987 Peter Murphy met keyboardist Paul Statham, who will be his great collaborator in his compositions until 1995, and, at the beginning of 1988, publishes “Love Hysteria”, more commercial than its predecessor and much closer to pop.
After a successful tour of the US and Europe throughout 1988 and part of 1989, Peter Murphy reached its peak of commercial success with the album “Deep” released in early 1990. Although the album is preceded by the single “The Line Between The Devils Teeth “is with” Cuts You Up “with which it gets a real world boom. By this time Peter Murphy turns to Islam, focusing his habitual domicile in Turkey next to his wife. The two years that separate “Deep” from its continuation “Holy Smoke” did not benefit Peter Murphy commercially.
In 2002 Peter Murphy collaborates with Turkish artist Mercan Dede on a new LP based on typical Turkish instrumentation. The result is Dust, a slow and deep record, completely removed from pop and rock, which gets good reviews. After three years he returns with the album “Unshattered”, which would accompany a wide American and European tour during 2005.
2006 returns to see the reunification of Bauhaus, with another successful world tour that would culminate with the edition in the beginning of 2008 of the study disc “Go Away White”; The first LP with new songs of the band since 1983.