Happy Birthday Ian Astbury.

Astbury's career began with the Southern Death Cult, a 1980's Gothic rock band. Personnel and stylistic changes transmutated the band into The Death Cult, and then The Cult, one of the finest hard rock bands of the late 1980's and early 1990's.

More recently, Ian Astbury and Cult co-frontman Billy Duffy regrouped to release the Beyond Good And Evil album, which featured a harder, darker sound. Always influenced by Jim Morrison, Astbury in 2001 filled his hero's footsteps by becoming lead singer in a new version of The Doors with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.

Photo of a poster from the bedroom of the teenaged Waist High courtesy of: The Waist High Collection
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