Ongoing History Daily: Gorillaz comes together

Gorillaz would never have been a band had the two principal members, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, went through break-ups at the same time. Damon had just ended his relationship with Justine Frischmann of Elastica while Jamie broke up with his partner, Jane.

For reasons they both don’t really understand, they decided to grieve those breakups together, renting an apartment in London. It was during those nights of commiserating and watching MTV that they decided there needed to be a new approach to bands. That’s when the idea of a virtual group like Gorillaz was formed.

A few years later, the project was running and the Guinness Book of World Records declared Gorillaz to be the most successful virtual band of all time.

The last post delved into some Billie Eilish facts.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: Gorillaz comes together

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I have followed Alan Cross as long as I can remember. I have accumulated an abundance of knowledge over those years with my love of music and listening to this man. Humbly admitting Alan has probably forgotten more about music then I’ll ever know.


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