Happy Birthday to Steve Currie – born May 19, 1947

Happy Birthday to Steve Currie – born May 19, 1947

Steve Currie (May 19, 1947 – April 28, 1981) was born in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England. He was best known as the bass player and long-term member of the English glam rock band T. Rex.

Whilst working for the local Tax office, Currie played with local Grimsby group “The Rumble Band”. He joined T. Rex (recently renamed from Tyrannosaurus Rex) as bass guitarist in November 1970 (although the band were still listed as a duo) and continued to play with them until late 1976.

He appeared on all of Marc Bolan’s most memorable hit singles from “Hot Love” (1971) to “Laser Love” (1976), as well as the albums Electric Warrior (1971) to Dandy in the Underworld (1977). His innovative and, for the time, sophisticated bass playing can be seen to good effect in the movie Born to Boogie.

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