Happy Birthday to Simon Jonathon Gallup – born June 1, 1960

Happy Birthday to Simon Jonathon Gallup – born June 1, 1960

Simon Jonathon Gallup (born 1 June 1960) is an English musician and bassist of the post-punk band The Cure.

Early years

Born in Duxhurst, Surrey, Simon is the youngest of six children born to Bob and Peggy Gallup.After moving to Horley, Surrey in 1961 he attended Horley Infants and Junior Schools between 1961 and 1971, followed by Horley Balcombe Road Comprehensive from 1971-1976. Between 1976 and 1978 he worked in a plastics factory and became the bass player for local punk band Lockjaw, who later evolved into The Magazine Spies (1979–1980), also known as The Mag/Spys. Lockjaw and The Mag/Spys played regular live shows with Easy Cure and later The Cure between 1977 and 1979, and after collaborating in the studio on the Cult Hero recording sessions in October 1979, both Gallup and keyboardist Matthieu Hartley left The Mag/Spys to join The Cure. Former Mag/Spys Gallup, Hartley and Stuart Curran later performed together under the name of The Cry and later Fools Dance during Gallup’s hiatus from The Cure between 1982 and 1984.

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