The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977
The Psychedelic Furs came together in England's emerging punk scene in 1977, where they were initially called "RKO," then "Radio." They then vacillated between calling themselves "The Europeans" and "The Psychedelic Furs," playing gigs under both names before permanently settling on the latter.[
The band initially consisted of Richard Butler (vocals) (initially using the name Butler Rep), Tim Butler (bass guitar), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), Paul Wilson (drums) and Roger Morris (guitars).
By 1979, this line up had expanded to a sextet with Vince Ely (ex-The Moors Murderers) replacing Wilson on drums and John Ashton being added on guitar.