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Birth Place: England
Years Active: 1985–present
Genres: Synthpop, New Wave

Erasure is an English synthpop duo, consisting of songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. The origins of the band's name are unclear. One possible explanation is that in 1985, a technician is believed to have accidentally written “erasure” on a demo tape for “Who Needs Love Like That.” At the time, the duo still hadn't chosen a name for themselves, and when they rescued the tape, they decided upon Erasure. Vince Clarke was a founding member of Depeche Mode After leaving the band in late-1981, Clarke forged an equally successful career with the duo Yazoo. After two hit albums in as many years, he split with Yazoo partner Alison Moyet and briefly formed The Assem... Continue Bio >>


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