About Bobby Gillespie

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Robert "Bobby" Gillespie (born 22 June 1962) is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the lead singer, founding member, and primary lyricist of the alternative rock band Primal Scream. He was also the drummer for The Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid-1980s. In 2021, he released a duet album with Jehnny Beth titled Utopian Ashes, which received favourable reviews.

Early life

Born in Springburn and moved to the south side district of Mount Florida in Glasgow aged 10, he attended Kings Park Secondary School. His father is Bob Gillespie, a former SOGAT union official and Labour Party candidate in the 1988 Govan by-election, won by the Scottish National Party's Jim Sillars.


The Jesus and Mary Chain

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