Ferry started a parallel solo career in , initially performing cover versions of old standards on albums such as These Foolish Things and Another Time, Another Place , both of which reached the UK top 5.
After the concert tour in support of their fifth studio album Siren , Roxy Music temporarily disbanded in , though band members Paul Thompson , Phil Manzanera and Eddie Jobson took part in recording Ferry's subsequent solo material.
All three albums reached the UK top Roxy Music reformed at the end of to record tracks for their sixth studio album Manifesto , which was released in early and reached no. It was the only one of their singles not to be written or co-written by Ferry. After lengthy tours to promote the Avalon album, Ferry decided to disband Roxy Music in and continue as a solo artist.
Solo years — [ edit ] Ferry continued to record as a solo artist, and released Boys and Girls , his sixth solo album, in The album reached no. Following the tour, Ferry teamed again with Brian Eno for Mamouna collaborating with Robin Trower on guitar and as producer. The album took more than five years to produce, and was created under the working title Horoscope. During production, Ferry simultaneously recorded and released Taxi in , which proved to be a greater commercial and critical success than Mamouna when it was finally released in In with the help of Manzanera and Thompson, Ferry returned with his next studio album Frantic , which featured several tracks written with David A.
Stewart as well as a collaboration with Brian Eno. The album was a mix of new original material and covers — something that Ferry had not attempted on a solo album since The Bride Stripped Bare in In Ferry provided the entertainment for the Miss World contest. In , it was confirmed  that Roxy Music Ferry, Mackay, Manzanera and Thompson would perform shows at that year's Isle of Wight festival and that they would record an album of new and original songs, with no indication of when such a project would reach completion.
However, Ferry later stated that some of the material from these sessions would most likely be released as part of his next solo album,  and that "I don't think we'll record as Roxy again. The original version of the track was recorded for Ferry's new studio album Olympia , released in October The album included some of the material he recorded with his former Roxy Music band members, and featured musicians such as Nile Rodgers , David A.
The model Kate Moss was featured on the album cover. In Roxy Music performed together for the last time as Ferry, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay toured to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary. The album features s period jazz renditions of some of Ferry's songs from both his solo discography and with Roxy Music. The track was released as a single and appeared on Terje's album It's Album Time.
In June , Ferry appeared at the Glastonbury Festival , and in Ferry returned to Coachella to perform as a guest artist with Terje. In November , Ferry released a new album entitled Avonmore , featuring original material and two cover songs including the aforementioned "Johnny and Mary" with Todd Terje.
Personal life[ edit ] Relationships and family[ edit ] Several of the women Ferry had been involved with have appeared as cover models on the Roxy Music albums. In , Ferry began a relationship with model Jerry Hall. She appeared on the album cover for Siren , which was photographed in Wales during the summer of Her stay at Ferry's Holland Park London home, following the album cover photo shoot, marked the start of their affair.
Their relationship ended when she left him for Mick Jagger in late Although her face is not seen, Helmore was the model on the front cover of Roxy Music's album Avalon , released a month before their wedding. A crash was prevented when the assailant eventually was overcome.
He has been arrested and charged several times for activities relating to hunting, one of which led to a conviction. He was charged with disorderly conduct. Ferry's children have also contributed to his albums Olympia and Avonmore. On Olympia, Tara played drums on several tracks, Merlin played guitar on one track, and Isaac was the producer of the album's artwork.
She appeared with Ferry on several TV shows to promote the Frantic album, and performed on the Frantic tour in Ferry began a relationship with Amanda Sheppard, an acquaintance of one of his sons.
Sheppard worked in public relations. I'm talking about the films of Leni Riefenstahl And the buildings of Albert Speer and the mass marches and the flags—just fantastic. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused by my comments on Nazi iconography , which were solely made from an art history perspective.
I, like every right-minded individual, find the Nazi regime, and all it stood for, evil and abhorrent. Our article was headed 'The Nazis were so amazing' and claimed that Mr. Ferry had been 'singing the praises of the Nazis'. We now accept this was not true. Ferry had spoken only of his admiration from an artistic point of view for some aspects of German art, architecture and presentation which were associated with the Nazi regime. He made no mention of the Nazi regime nor did he use the word 'Nazi'.
We accept that Mr. Ferry abhors the Nazi regime and all it stood for. We apologise to Mr. Ferry for the offence caused by our report and are happy to set the record straight. Without elaborating, he stated he was "proud" of his son Otis and declared the then-Labour Government's ban on fox hunting as "futile". He also alluded to an opposition to "left-wing bitterness" and the spectre of "political correctness", but the model of free speech he cited was the anarchic s, and not the Thatcher era, or a more distant past.
I would support a Cameron government. I have met him, and he's a bright guy. I hope they do well. I don't like the way the present Government has done things, most of all putting my son in prison for four and a half months, totally unlawfully It was politically motivated.
The poor lad just wants to live the traditional country life. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately.