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Dave Edmunds
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    (April 15, 1944- )
    Born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
    Recorded the singles 'I Hear You Knocking' (1970), 'Baby I Love You' (1973), 'Born To Be With You' (1973), 'I Knew The Bride' (1977), 'Girls Talk' (1979), 'Queen of Hearts' (1979), 'Almost Saturday Night' (1980), 'The Race Is On' (1981) and 'Slipping Away' (1983)
    Recorded the albums 'Rockpile' (1972), 'Subtle As A Flying Mallet' (1975), 'Get It' (1977), 'Tracks on Wax 4' (1978), 'Repeat When Necessary' (1979), 'Twangin' (1981), 'DE 7th' (1982), 'Information' (1983), 'Riff Raff' (1984), 'Closer to the Flame' (1990) and 'Plugged In' (1994)
    In the 70s, he was part of the 24-Hour Club: 'To be a member, you had to be available at any hour, day or night, for a drinking session.'
    After Juice Newton had a hit covering 'Queen of Hearts,' he noted 'It sort of robs me from doing it live. Everyone thinks, 'Why in the hell is doing this Juice Newton song?' It always bugged me for that reason.'
    He recorded the soundtrack for 'Porky's Revenge.'
    He alienated many fans of his roots-rock sound by recording two synthesizer-heavy albums with Jeff Lynne.
    'I Hear You Knocking' topped the British charts for six weeks, went Top Five in the US and was described by John Lennon in a 'Rolling Stone' interview as his favorite new record.
    After 'Knocking' became a hit, he drove his new car to the garage where he used to work as a mechanic and whose owner had predicted he would come crawling back.
    He produced records by the Stray Cats, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, k.d. lang and the Everly Brothers.
    Trouser Press asked, 'Can traditional rock n roll survive in the modern world? As long as Dave Edmunds is around, the answer will be yes.'

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