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Martin Fry is best known as the lead singer of the band ABC. The band had six top 20 singles during the 1980s, including Poison Arrow, All of My Heart and The Look of Love.

| Martin Fry was born in Stretford in 1958 and grew up in Bramhall, Stockport. He met original band members Mark White and Stephen Singleton while interviewing them for a fanzine.

| White and Singleton asked Fry to join their band Vice Versa as their keyboard player.

| With Fry on board, Vice Versa changed their name to ABC and Fry took on the role of lead singer and songwriter.

| ABC recorded six albums during the 80s as well as releasing a Greatest Hits album in 1990. The album The Lexicon of Love, released in 1982, is the band's highest charting album, reaching No. 1 in the UK. The 1987 album Alphabet City also charted well, reaching No. 7. | The group went their separate ways in 1991. Fry reformed the band in 1997 and they released the album Skyscraping.

| In 2005, Fry toured throughout the UK with Tony Hadley, former lead singer of Spandau Ballet. In 2006, he appeared on the reality TV competition Just the Two of Us and in 2007 worked on the movie Music and Lyrics starring Hugh Grant.

| Fry toured the US in 2008 along with The Human League and Belinda Carlisle. ABC then released the album Traffic in 2008.

| Fry received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Sheffield in 2012 for his contribution to music.

| In 2016, ABC released the album The Lexicon of Love II. The album charted at No. 5, giving the band their highest chart position since 1982.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Apr 11, 2018
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