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Graduate

In the beginning of the 80s a five-piece band from Bath, Avon, Britain released four singles and a Tony Hatch -produced album for the Precision label. Graduate presented guitarist Roland Orzabal de la Quintana (b. 22 August 1961, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Britain) – who was simply of Basque Spanish descent, Curt Smith (b. 24 June 1961, Shower, Somerset, Britain; bass), John Baker (b. 2 Apr 1961, Shower, Somerset, Britain; acoustic guitar), Steve Buck (keyboards) and Andy Marsden (drums). That they had began as Smith’s college music group and progressed into Graduate around 1979. Of their four singles, just ‘Elvis Should Play Ska’ captivated much attention however the music group did get some insurance coverage in the pop press of that time period. Orzabal and Smith made a decision to break up from all of those other music group and primarily they shaped Neon with Rob Fisher (afterwards of Climie Fisher) before falling right down to a duo and selecting worldwide achievement as Tears For Doubts.

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