Happy Birthday Ian McCulloch.

Born in 1959 in Liverpool, McCulloch was "inspired by the punk rock movement," and in 1977 started up his own band Crucial Three, alongside Julian Cope and Pete Wylie. "While the latter two later emerged in the Teardrop Explodes and Wah!," McCulloch "joined forces with guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson to form Echo And The Bunnymen" at the end of 1978. ("A drum machine, dubbed 'Echo,' originally provided the group's beat, until an actual living being, Pete De Freitas, was welcomed onboard.")

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