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Bow Wow Wow

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Bow Wow Wow were a quartet organized by U.K. supervisor Malcolm McLaren (most widely known because the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols) in the beginning of the ’80s. McLaren matched up the trio of music artists who got constituted Adam Ant’s Ants — Matthew Ashman (b. 1962, d. 1995) on electric guitar, Leigh Gorman (b. 1961) on bass, and David Barbarossa (b. 1961) on drums — with teenage vocalist Annabella Lwin (b. Oct. 31, 1965), keeping the sooner group’s African-derived drum audio. In 1983, Lwin quit the group to get a solo profession, and the rest of the three transformed their name towards the Chiefs of Comfort. Both Lwin as well as the Chiefs released their very own albums. In 1995, Ashman passed on because of diabetes. Going by Lwin and Gorman, a re-formed Bow Wow Wow resurfaced in 1998 with Outrageous within the U.S.A., which highlighted both remixes and concert shows through the reunion tour; guitarist Dave Calhoun and drummer Eshan Khadaroo stuffed the other slot machine games. Another tour was announced in 2004, without Question drummer Adrian Youthful and GOOD SENSE guitarist Phil Gough signing up for Lwin and Gorman; the group toured through 2006, although by Sept 2005 Devin Beaman got replaced Little. In January of 2007 the very first brand-new Bow Wow Wow documenting in over 2 decades — a cover from the Smiths’ “I Began Something I Couldn’t End” recorded the prior 12 months — was offered via digital download because the b-side for an “I’D LIKE Chocolate” (1982) maxi-single.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bow Wow Wow
Height 1.7 m
Nationality American
Parents Alfonso Moss, Teresa Caldwell
Siblings Erica Caldwell
Awards BET Award for Viewer's Choice, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer, Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song
Music Songs I Want Candy, Outta My System - Radio Edit, Do You Wanna Hold Me, Go Wild In The Country, C30 C60 C90 Go, Fresh Azimiz, Girlfriend, Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You, Baby, Oh No!, You Can Get It All, Like You, Jungle Boy, Fools Rush In, The Man Mountain, TV Savage, Aphrodisiac, Better, Mile High Club, Bounce With Me, Elimination Dancing, Sweat, Sexy Eiffel Tower, Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!, Ghetto Girls, Hey Baby, Let's Get Down, Pole In My Basement, We In Da Club, Orang-Outang, El Boss Dicho, I Started Something I Couldn't Finish, Marco Polo
Albums See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, Your Cassette Pet, The Last of the Mohicans, Girl Bites Dog: Your Compact Disc Pet, Teenage Queen, Live in Japan, The Best of Bow Wow Wow, Wild in the U.S.A., We Are the 80's, Aphrodisiac: The Best of Bow Wow Wow
Movies Like Mike, Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Johnson Family Vacation, Madea's Big Happy Family, All About the Benjamins, Hurricane Season, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Scary Movie 5, The Family Tree, Recalled, Murder Was the Case, Dizzy & Bop's Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper, Beef 4, Hip Hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids, Lil' Bow Wow: Beware of Video, Bow Wow: Dog Tag & Papers Included, Death of a B-Boy, On the Come Up at the Source Awards, Hip Hop Story 2: Dirty South
TV Shows CSI: Cyber, 106 & Park, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Bow


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1 Lead singer Annabella Lwin was only fourteen-years-old when she joined the group in 1980.
2 The Red Hot Chili Peppers have often cited Bow Wow Wow as a major musical influence on their own sound. Moreover, Bow Wow Wow are mentioned in the lyrics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' songs "Suck My Kiss" and "Right on Time".
3 Boy George of Culture Club fame was briefly a member of the band under the name "Lieutenant Lush". He was asked to leave the group after he was booed off the stage at a 1981 gig at the Rainbow Theatre.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raising Hope 2011-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dirty Girl 2010 performer: "I Want Candy"
Hellcats 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Sisko tahtoisin jäädä 2010 performer: "C30 C60 C90 GO!"
Worried About the Boy 2010 TV Movie performer: "Go Wild in the Country"
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The House Bunny 2008 performer: "I Want Candy"
Psych 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marie Antoinette 2006 performer: "I Want Candy", "Aphrodisiac", "Fools Rush In"
I Love the 80's 3-D 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "I Want Candy"
High Fidelity 2000 performer: "I Want Candy"
200 Cigarettes 1999 performer: "I Want Candy"
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 performer: "I Want Candy"
Bio-Dome 1996 performer: "I Want Candy"
Heavy Weights 1995 performer: "I WANT CANDY"
Blank Check 1994 performer: "I WANT CANDY"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scandalous 1984 "What's the Time? Hey Buddy", "Where's My Snake?" / writer: "What's the Time? Hey Buddy", "Where's My Snake?"
Private School 1983 performer: "I Want Candy"
Top of the Pops 1982 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bow Wow Wow: I Want Candy 1982 Video short performer: "I Want Candy"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bow Wow Wow: I Want Candy 1982 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Love Toys 2006 TV Series documentary Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2002 TV Series Themselves
Scandalous 1984 Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1983 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1982 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary Themselves
British Style Genius 2008 TV Series documentary Themselves
Young Guns Go for It 1999 TV Series documentary Themselves

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