Budgie (drummer)

Budgie (drummer)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Budgie


Img_capt = Budgie in Oakland, California - June 1986
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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Peter Edward Clarke
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Born = Birth date and age|1957|8|21
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Origin = St Helens, Lancashire, England
Instrument = percussion and drums
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Occupation = Musician, songwriter
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Label = Geffen Records, Sioux Records
Associated_acts = Big In Japan
The Spitfire Boys
The Slits
Siouxsie & The Banshees
The Creatures
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Peter Edward Clarke, (born August 21 1957, in St Helens, Lancashire), better known as Budgie, is an English drummer. He began his career with the the Spitfire Boys and Big in Japan before briefly playing with The Slits, recording the album "Cut". Budgie joined Siouxsie & the Banshees in 1979. Initially he was intended to be a temporary replacement for Kenny Morris, who had left the band two days into a tour, but he remained with the group, from the album "Kaleidoscope", until they split up. He also formed the band The Creatures, together with Siouxsie Sioux, whilst with the Banshees.

Budgie married Siouxsie Sioux in 1991. They divorced in 2007.


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