Lu Edmunds

Alternative rock, Guitarist

1957 –


Who is Lu Edmunds?

Robert David F. "Lu" Edmonds is an English rock and folk musician. Growing up abroad in Poland, South America, Russia and Cyprus, Edmonds was educated in local schools and at Ampleforth College.

Edmonds first came to prominence as a member of The Damned, playing guitar on their second album, 1977's Music For Pleasure. It was the rest of the band that nicknamed him "Lu" -- short for "Lunatic". Billed simply as "Lu" while with the Damned, subsequent bands billed him as Lu Edmonds. He has played in Public Image Ltd, The Spizzles, The Mekons, Shriekback, as a Bloke in Billy Bragg & the Blokes as well as on tracks by The Waterboys and Kirsty MacColl. He also co-wrote songs with MacColl for her first album and played lead guitar on her first single "They Don't Know". He also played various instruments in "world music" pioneers 3 Mustaphas 3 under the pseudonym Uncle Patrel Mustapha Bin Mustapha. Edmonds plays guitar, bass, keyboards, bass-pulur, bozok, bouzouk, saz, cümbüs, ud, Norwegian flute, tüngür, drums and he once played some Turkish bagpipes on a Mekons record.

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Sep 9, 1957
Welwyn Garden City
Also known as
  • Robert Edmonds
  • Edmonds
  • England
Lived in
  • Welwyn

on July 23, 2013


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