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Trevor Horn

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Trevor Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Leicester, England, is a pop music producer and musician.

After playing double bass in big bands and producing little-known artists, Horn had a breakthrough hit when he formed a band called the Buggles and released "Video Killed the Radio Star". In 1980 Horn and fellow Buggles member Geoff Downes were invited to join the rock group Yes. Horn became the lead vocalist, replacing Jon Anderson. He recorded one album with the band, Drama, on which he also plays bass on one track. However, he left after seven months, at the beginning of 1981, to concentrate on his production work. He also completed a second Buggles album, mainly alone after a falling out with Geoff Downes. Horn did work with Yes again, (co-)producing their next two studio albums.

After finishing a second Buggles album, Horn concentrated on producing, although he is known to perform on albums he produces. He is most associated with acts like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC, Grace Jones, Seal and Propaganda, but has also produced Dollar, Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfield, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Pet Shop Boys, Mike Oldfield, Marc Almond, Charlotte Church, t.A.T.u and Belle & Sebastian. He has also performed as part of the concept band The Art of Noise. Finally, he helped produce the enormous hit, Band Aid.

He co-founded record label ZTT in 1983 and received a Grammy in 1996 for Seal's second album.

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