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    Born in Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    Andy Partridge (November 11, 1953- ), guitar and vocals
    Colin Moulding (August 17, 1955- ), bass guitar and vocals
    Terry Chambers (July 18, 1955- ), drums (1976-83)
    Barry Andrews (September 12, 1956- ), keyboards (1976-78)
    Dave Gregory (September 21, 1952- ), guitar and keyboards (1979-99)
    Recorded the albums 'White Music' (1978), 'Go2' (1978), 'Drums and Wires' (1979), 'Black Sea' (1980), 'English Settlement' (1982), 'Mummer' (1983), 'The Big Express' (1984), 'Skylarking' (1986), 'Oranges & Lemons' (1989), 'Nonsuch' (1992), 'Apple Venus Volume 1' (1999) and 'Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)' (2001)
    Songs include 'Making Plans for Nigel,' 'Senses Working Overtime,' 'The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead' and 'Dear God'
    As Dukes of the Stratosphere recorded the psychedlic albums '25 O'Clock' (1985) and 'Psionic Psunspot' (1987)
    Their name is also slang for an illegal drug.
    Their debut single, 'Statue of Liberty,' was banned by the BBC for making allegedly lewd comments about the monument.
    Partridge suffered a nervous breakdown after his wife threw out the supply of Valium that he was dependent on.
    Since then, Partridge has suffered severe stage fright, keeping the band from touring, which contributed to their inability to break into the US market.
    Chambers and Moulding left the music business, with Moulding reportedly no longer interested in even listening to music.
    They allowed fan complaints about the departure of Gregory to appear uncensored on their web page.
    Partridge designed all but one of their album covers.
    Partridge appeared in an episode of 'Family Guy' as a cricket commentator.

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