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Gerry Laffy (born 4 January, 1960 in Hoxton, London) is a singer and guitarist who has played in the bands Girl, London Cowboys, Sheer Greed, John Taylor Terroristen, and Ultravox among others. Girl are still cited as an influence by many major artists twenty years later, even though they disbanded after only three years. Laffy owns the label Die Laughing Records.
With Duran Duran and John Taylor[edit | edit source]
Laffy met Duran Duran while assisting Russell Mulcahy during the filming of the "Planet Earth" video. Laffy also served as Mulcahy's personal assistant on his first three features: Razorback, Highlander, and Duran Duran's Arena (An Absurd Notion).
For fifteen years, from 1982 to 1997, Laffy worked as personal manager for Mulcahy through the pinnacle of his career, including the directing of ten feature films and dozens of award-winning music videos (including Duran Duran, Queen, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Elton John and Fleetwood Mac) and commercials. They formed the company LeBad Films together.
From mid-1997 to mid-2000, Laffy was lead guitarist in Terroristen, John Taylor's band while on hiatus from Duran Duran. Terroristen recorded frequently and gigged all over the United States and Japan, also travelling to Taiwan and Germany.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- 1980 - Girl: Sheer Greed
- 1982 - Girl: Wasted Youth
- 1998 - Girl: Killing Time (*finally released)
- 1999 - Girl: Live at the Marquee(*r)
- 1999 - Girl: Live At The Exposition Hall (*r)
- 2002 - Girl: My Number: The Anthology
- 1985 - London Cowboys: Dance Crazy
- 1985 - London Cowboys: Live at The Milkweg Amsterdam
- 1990 - Gerry Laffy: Money & The Magic
- 1990 - Highlander II European Soundtrack: song: Gerry Laffy "Shoot 'Em Down" from Money & The Magic
- 1992 - Sheer Greed: Sublime to the Ridiculous
- 1993 - Sheer Greed: Live in London
- 1994 - Gerry & Simon Laffy: Lying With Angels
- 1994 - Ultravox: Revelation (CD)
- 1997 - John Taylor, Feelings Are Good (CD)
- 1998 - John Taylor Terroristen, 5.30.98 (EP)
- 1998 - Roxy Music Tribute album: Dream Home Heartaches (CD)
- 1999 - John Taylor, Meltdown (recorded in 1992)
- 1999 - John Taylor, Juicy Jeans Promo Sampler (EP)
- 1999 - John Taylor, The Japan Album (CD)
- 2000 - John Taylor, Japanese (EP)
- 2000 - John Taylor, Live Cuts (CD)
- 2001 - John Taylor, Techno For Two (CD)
- 2001 - Gerry Laffy: All Day Long
- 2005 - Chris Chesney & Gerry Laffy - Diabolical Liberties
- 2006 - Girl - Live Bootlegs - Tokyo 1980
- 2006 - Girl - The Rare DVD Collection
- 2007 - Gerry Laffy - The Icebox Studio Sessions
References[edit | edit source]
- Gerry Laffy Fansite (with input directly from Laffy)
- Gerry Laffy Art website
- US Gerry Laffy Art website
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