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Roxy Music is a British rock band. He was formed in 1971 by singer Bryan Ferry and bassist Graham Simpson. Other early musicians were ex-The Nice guitarist David O'List, saxophonist Andy Mackay, keyboardist Brian Eno and drummer Paul Thompson.
In early 1970, Bryan Ferry went to audition for the band King Crimson to replace their bass singer Greg Lake, but even though guitarist Robert Fripp and lyricist Peter Sinfield did not retain it, they are sufficiently impressed by his talent to refer him to the record company EG Records, and he signs a recording contract. He found the band's first musicians with announcements in the Melody Maker, and saxophonist Andy Mackay and keyboardist Brian Eno were the first to respond. Then David O'List leaves and is replaced by Phil Manzanera and drummer Dexter Lloyd who does the same and his replacement is Paul Thompson.
After studying art in Newcastle where he is interested in pop art, Andy Warhol and conceptual art, Bryan Ferry moved to London in 1968, where he taught ceramics while composing songs. He postulates unsuccessfully to replace Greg Lake with King Crimson. Robert Fripp does not hold him back, but directs him to his agent David Enthoven, of the firm EG. It was at this time that he met Andy Mackay and Brian Eno, then students at the Winchester School of Arts, contemporary music section - this is the founding trio of what will become Roxy Music. Ferry's musical project is inspired by the pop art he has studied: appropriating elements of popular culture and restoring them as works of art, at the level of a pop / rock band.