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The 1975 are an English pop rock band formed in 2002 in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Now based in Manchester, the band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Buy The 1975 Merch Here!
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The 1975 are a British band consisting of four members, (from left to right) Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann, Matty Healy, and George Daniel, all from Manchester, England. The members of the band met during high school and started playing together in 2002. They went by an array of different names throughout their career, such as Drive Like I Do and Bigsleep, until settling on “The 1975.”
The 1975 got its name from a Jack Kerouac poetry book that had “1 June, The 1975” written on the back. During the early days of the band, they would perform punk covers in local clubs until they started to write music themselves.
The 1975 are an English rock band originating from Manchester. The group consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
Matthew Healy, the son of actors Denise Welch and Tim Healy, grew up in Newcastle and Cheshire. He met Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel at Wilmslow High School in 2002; as teenagers, they played together. The band formed when a local council worker organized numerous gigs for teens. Healy found Hann who “came up to [him] and said he wanted to play one of these shows.” The band began playing covers until they “eventually wrote a song,” according to Healy.
“We started from there, and we’ve been making music together since we were about 15.” After Hann invited the members to form a band, they spent their early days covering punk songs in a local club. Healy was originally the drummer but took over for vocals after the previous singer left to start another band. George Daniel was recruited as the new drummer to complete the final line-up. The band formerly performed under the names Me and You Versus Them, Forever Drawing Six, Talkhouse, The Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do before settling on The 1975. Healy recounts that the name was inspired by scribblings found on the backpage of a poetry book by Jack Kerouac that stated “June 1, 1975.”
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