Bryan Ferry, CBE (born 26 September 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. He gained fame as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the glam art rock band, achieving three number one albums and ten top ten singles in the UK between 1972 and 1982. In 1973, he embarked on a successful solo career. In 1982, Ferry decided to focus solely on his solo work and disbanded his band. However, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001 before ultimately breaking up in 2011.