Happy Birthday Paul Humphreys.

Founding member of OMD, a band originally "inspired by the experimental electronic music of German bands such as Kraftwerk and Neu."

Working with "radio sets and home made synthesisers, Humphreys and (Andrew) McCluskey christened themselves VCLXI (after a valve diagram on the sleeve of Kraftwerk's Radioactivity album)."

Naming themselves after an obscure VCLXI song, "Humphreys and McCluskey launched their own unique style of catchy electronic melodies that helped form OMD's reputation for intelligent pop."

Material: omd.com