Graham Parker And The Rumour
Formed in London in 1975. Initially managed by Stiff Records founder [a=Dave Robinson], [a=Graham Parker] was put together with former members of [a=Brinsley Schwarz] by his management and they became a huge and electrifying live draw, bridging New Wave with the earlier Pub-Rock scene. They recorded five albums together until they split in 1980. [a=The Rumour] also recorded three albums without Parker over the period.