Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday Morning Music-Missing Persons

Remember these guys?

-Missing Persons was an American band who played a blend of New Wave Music and electronic pop rock.The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio, and went on to add bassist Patrick O'Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild. Dale's quirky voice and heavy makeup made the band a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s.

After the breakup of the band, Cuccurullo had great success as the guitarist for Duran Duran for fifteen years. Replacing guitarist Andy Taylor in 1986, he performed on the albums Notorious ('86) and Big Thing ('88), and was the sole guitarist onall of their global tours that followed. Becoming an official member in June 1989, he appeared on the group's next four studio albums, including being the co-writer of hit singles "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." He left Duran Duran in 2001 due to a reunion of the group's original members. Cuccurullo also has several solo albums to his name.

Dale Bozzio scored minor success as a solo performer under the name Dale with a top 40 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart, "Simon Simon," produced by Robert Brookins. Her album Riot In English was also released on Prince's Paisley Park label.

Terry Bozzio has developed a varied solo career. Beginning in 1987 with Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck, Terry has worked with several top level groups and artists as a session and tour drummer. He records albums and instructional videos in many styles and is a highly sought-after session/tour drummer as well as performing constantly at European music festivals and worldwide drum clinics. Most recently, Bozzio performed and recorded with Californian metal band Korn in preparation for their untitled eighth studio album in place of regular band drummer David Silveria.

O'Hearn is a composer of instrumental music on his own albums and for television and movies.

Wild composes New Age and meditation music under the name Liquid Mind. He also has released a 4 song digital only project entitled "One True Thing" with singer/ songwriter Michael Whitfield.

Behold the music of Missing Persons

Missing Persons-"Destination Unknown"



Song lyrics | Destination Unknown lyrics
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