Ultravox were a British new wave band formed in London in 1973. They achieved great success between 1980-86, with seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK. Their most popular hit was "Vienna" in 1981.
The original line-up featured John Foxx on vocals, Billy Currie on keyboards, Warren Cann on drums, Chris Cross on bass, and Stevie Shears on guitar for the first two albums. Robin Simon replaced Shears for their third album. In 1979, Foxx left to pursue solo projects and was replaced by Midge Ure.
This 'classic' 80s line-up recorded numerous hits including "Vienna," "Hymn," and "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes." However, prior to recording their ill-received U-Vox album in May 1986, Cann was asked to leave due to irreconcilable differences with the rest of the band.