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Richard Butler (singer)

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Instruments  Vocalist
Spouse  Annie Butler
Role  Singer

Name  Richard Butler
Labels  Koch Records
Siblings  Tim Butler
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Birth name  Richard Lofthouse Butler
Born  5 June 1956 (age 64) Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom (1956-06-05)
Genres  post-punk, new wave, Alternative rock, dance-rock
Occupation(s)  Songwriter, musician, painter
Associated acts  The Psychedelic FursLove Spit Love
Music groups  the Psychedelic Furs (Since 1977), Love Spit Love
Albums  Richard Butler, Mirror Moves, The Psychedelic Furs: Gre, Talk Talk Talk, All of This and Nothing
Similar  Boz Burrell, Mary Byker, Jean Jacques Burnel

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Richard Lofthouse Butler (born 5 June 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and painter.


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Butler's music career spans more than 30 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as lead singer of the rock band The Psychedelic Furs and went on to found the alternative rock band Love Spit Love in the early 1990s, during a hiatus of the Psychedelic Furs. Butler began his solo career in 2006, while still a member of the Psychedelic Furs, releasing the eponymous album Richard Butler.

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Early years

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Richard Lofthouse Butler was born on 5 June 1956, in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, England. His father George Butler was a research chemist, a communist and an atheist. In the 1970s the elder Butler was slated to become a scientific ambassador for the Soviet Union, but a friend convinced him this would not be a good place for his family. Butler's mother was an artist, and he started art school in London with the idea of becoming a painter. After graduation, he worked in a silk-screen print shop, but got the idea to form a band.

Musical career

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Butler formed the Psychedelic Furs in 1977 with his bassist brother Tim Butler. According to Butler, the Psychedelic Furs began rehearsing in the Butlers' front room, but were soon banished because of the noise. Joined by guitarist John Ashton, guitarist Roger Morris, drummer Vince Ely and saxophonist Duncan Kilburn, the band quickly gained commercial success. The band's self-titled 1980 debut on Columbia Records and the 1981 Talk Talk Talk included 20 songs.

The Psychedelic Furs went on hiatus in the early 1990s and Butler became the founder and lead singer of Love Spit Love. By 2000 he stated that Love Spit Love had "gone into remission." His work with Love Spit Love can be heard on the hit syndicated television show Charmed. A truncated version of LSL's cover version of the Smiths' hit song "How Soon Is Now?" – recorded for The Craft soundtrack – plays during the Charmed opening credits. He also sang backing vocals, on "I Am Anastasia" by the American band, Sponge. Love Spit Love's "Am I Wrong" was the theme over the opening credits of the 1995 film Angus.

In 2001, the Psychedelic Furs reformed after a nine-year hiatus and have toured worldwide since then. In 2001, they released a live album titled Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live.

In early 2006, Butler released the eponymous solo album titled Richard Butler, a collection of songs dedicated to his late father, Dr. George Butler, and also Jon Carin's father, Dr. Arthur A. Carin (Carin was Richard Butler's collaborator on the release, co-authoring and arranging much of the music). In 2014, Butler covered Charles Aznavour's "She" for the Gone Girl teaser trailer.

Art career

In the early 2000s, Butler became interested in the art scene and began painting again. He has had gallery exhibitions in New York City, Miami, and Florence, Italy. One of his works, "Girl With a Map," has been used as a CD's cover art.

Personal life

Richard Butler has one daughter, Maggie Mozart Butler (b. September 1997). He currently resides in Beacon, New York.


  • Richard Butler (2006)
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • The Psychedelic Furs (1980)
  • Talk Talk Talk (1981)
  • Forever Now (1982)
  • Mirror Moves (1984)
  • Midnight to Midnight (1987)
  • Book of Days (1989)
  • World Outside (1991)
  • Love Spit Love
  • Love Spit Love (1994)
  • Trysome Eatone (1997)
  • References

    Richard Butler (singer) Wikipedia