Midge Ure

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James "Midge" Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953) is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name.

Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and 1980s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids, and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984, Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

In 1985, Ure had a UK number one solo single with the song "If I Was".

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 The Gift Midge Ure 4
1988 Answers to Nothing Midge Ure 6
1991 Pure Midge Ure 1
1996 Breathe Midge Ure 1
2006 Move Me Midge Ure 3
2008 10 Midge Ure 1
2014 Fragile Midge Ure 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 If I Was Compilation Midge Ure 1
2000 No Regrets Compilation Midge Ure 2
2004 Finest Compilation Ultravox & Midge Ure 3
2009 Pure + Breathe… Plus Compilation Midge Ure 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 No Regrets Midge Ure 1
1983 After a Fashion / Textures Midge Ure & Mick Karn 1
1985 If I Was Midge Ure 1
1986 Call of the Wild Midge Ure 1
1988 Answers to Nothing Midge Ure 1
1996 Breathe Midge Ure 1
1997 Breathe Midge Ure 1
Cold, Cold Heart Midge Ure 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
A Glorious Noise - Breathe Live Midge Ure 1
Little Orphans Midge Ure 1
re*live Midge Ure 1

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