‘The Other One’ inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Other One’s first foray into music was with 60s British instrumental group The Shadows which, in its early days, consisted of band members Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, and The Other One.
After leaving the Shadows in 1961, The Other One drifted from group to group before finally joining British boy band Bros in the late 1980s. This was when he finally began to be noticed by the music-buying public, so much so that even people outside the music industry could have told you that Bros was made up of Matt Goss, his brother Luke, and The Other One.
Following the break-up of Bros, The Other One was hoping to work with English alternative rock band The Smiths. However, he was to be disappointed when The Smiths frontmen Morrisey and Marr were more interested in working with The Other Two.
Last night, as The Other One walked into Cleveland, Ohio’s public auditorium for the 32nd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, many found it hard to believe that the contribution of one of rock’s most enduring characters had finally been recognised by his peers. Wearing a nondescript grey suit, The Other One graciously accepted the award before shuffling off stage and doing his best to disappear into the crowd.
Although primarily known for his work in music, The Other One has occasionally ventured into other areas, most notably working alongside Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, and Nigel Planer in the hit TV comedy series The Young Ones. He is also a keen sportsman, and during the Olympics won a gold medal for something or other on the same night as his compatriots Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah, but was less successful as Tom Daley’s synchronised diving partner.
At the present time, The Other One continues to work alongside Neil Tennant in the Pet Shop Boys. He is the one without the hat.
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Posted: Aug 18th, 2012 by Guest