Rusty Egan (born 19 September 1957 in London) is the former drummer for the British new wave band Rich Kids. They were founded by former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock (bass guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals), with Steve New (guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and fronted by Midge Ure (guitarist, lead vocals and occasional backing vocals and keyboards player), from their inception in March 1977 to their disbanding in December 1978. He continued working with Ure, and later collaborated with The Misfits, Skids, Shock, and Visage. However, Egan did not return to Visage when they reformed with a new line-up in 2004.

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  • Rusty Egan era el baterista de diversos grupos de punk rock y new wave. Tocó para The Rich Kids, The Skids, The Misfits y Visage. Nació el 19 de septiembre de 1957. Criado en una familia de músicos, al parecer de origen o ascendencia irlandesa, se influenció por la orquesta que dirigía su padre. Sin embargo, no le atrajo el estilo musical del grupo y no quiso saber nada de él. Antes de ser insertado en Rich Kids por Glen Matlock, el bajista de Sex Pistols, trabajaba como repartidor en una compañía de la Warner. Estuvo desde marzo de 1977 hasta diciembre de 1978 en esa banda, al lado de Matlock, Steve New y Midge Ure. Continuó con Ure en Misfits, The Skids y Visage. Novio de Brigitte Arens voz francesa en la canción Fade To Grey de Visage De 1979 a 1981 fue DJ de Blitz, el nightclub new romantic de Londres donde estuvieron inmersos Steve Strange, Boy George, Sade, Marylin, Spandau Ballet y otros. Allí ponía música de géneros en boga como las olas de synthpop, electrónica y del nuevo romanticismo (o sea new romantic) alemanas (Kraftwerk), japonesas (Yellow Magic Orchestra) y británica (Brian Eno, Ultravox, Landscape, Japan, etc.). Como este club se fue volviendo más popular, Egan fue siendo reconocido como la figura central de la escena nocturna londinense. También fue propietario de The Cage, una tienda de discos new romantic en el London King's Road (es)
  • Rusty Egan (born 19 September 1957 in London) is the former drummer for the British new wave band Rich Kids. They were founded by former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock (bass guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals), with Steve New (guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and fronted by Midge Ure (guitarist, lead vocals and occasional backing vocals and keyboards player), from their inception in March 1977 to their disbanding in December 1978. He continued working with Ure, and later collaborated with The Misfits, Skids, Shock, and Visage. However, Egan did not return to Visage when they reformed with a new line-up in 2004. He was the DJ at Blitz, the influential New Romantic nightclub in London where he worked with Steve Strange from 1979 until 1981. Whilst there, he introduced German (Kraftwerk), Japanese (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and British (Eno, Ultravox, Landscape) electronic/synthpop to the British club scene, almost single-handedly putting together the soundtrack for the New Romantic movement. Egan also owned The Cage, a New Romantic-era record store on London's King's Road. As the club grew in popularity, Egan began to be recognised as a central figure in London's nightlife. In 1982, he and Strange opened up the Camden Palace nightclub in London, where he continued to spread and influence the development of electronica in the UK. For a time, he switched to producing records for many of the bands he used to DJ, including Spear of Destiny, Shock, Visage and The Senate. Egan was later brought back into his career as a disc jockey by the allure of the internet as a medium for sharing music. Presently, he works as a DJ playing and promoting 1980s style synthpop and electronic music. On 13 June 2008, Egan appeared DJing at the 'Big Top' as part of the Isle of Wight Festival. Egan appeared alongside former Visage bandmate Steve Strange on makeover show Pop Goes the Band in early 2009 on Living TV. He had his teeth drastically reconstructed as part of his makeover. Egan won the category for lifetime achievement at the 2009 London Club and Bar Awards. Previous winners have included Richard Branson, Mark Fuller and Nick House. In January 2011, Egan and Steve Strange reopened the Blitz Club for one night, with performances from Roman Kemp's band Paradise Point and electro punk artist Quilla Constance plus DJ sets from Egan himself. 2016 egan made his Bowie Mix and makes a weekly radio show on www.mi-soul.com (en)
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  • Rusty Egan (born 19 September 1957 in London) is the former drummer for the British new wave band Rich Kids. They were founded by former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock (bass guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals), with Steve New (guitarist and backing vocals, occasional lead vocals) and fronted by Midge Ure (guitarist, lead vocals and occasional backing vocals and keyboards player), from their inception in March 1977 to their disbanding in December 1978. He continued working with Ure, and later collaborated with The Misfits, Skids, Shock, and Visage. However, Egan did not return to Visage when they reformed with a new line-up in 2004. (en)
  • Rusty Egan era el baterista de diversos grupos de punk rock y new wave. Tocó para The Rich Kids, The Skids, The Misfits y Visage. Nació el 19 de septiembre de 1957. Criado en una familia de músicos, al parecer de origen o ascendencia irlandesa, se influenció por la orquesta que dirigía su padre. Sin embargo, no le atrajo el estilo musical del grupo y no quiso saber nada de él. También fue propietario de The Cage, una tienda de discos new romantic en el London King's Road (es)
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