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Edwyn Collins

  • Edwyn Collins (born Edwyn Stephen Collins, 23 August 1959, Edinburgh) is a Scottish musician.
  • He formed the musical group Nu-Sonics in 1976, which became Orange Juice in 1979. Critically admired within independent rock circles, Orange Juice are perhaps best known for their #8 hit single, "Rip It Up", their only UK Top 40 single and biggest commercial success. In 1985, Orange Juice disbanded, and Collins has since then pursued a solo career.
  • Collins is best known for his 1994 single, "A Girl Like You", which was a hit in both the UK and the U.S. and was featured in the films Empire Records and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and for "Magic Piper of Love", a 1997 single that featured on the soundtrack of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
  • In a BBC 6 Music radio interview on 18 February 2005, Collins had said he felt unwell, but ascribed the nausea and vertigo to food poisoning. Two days later he was admitted to intensive care in London's Royal Free Hospital after apparently suffering a major cerebral hemorrhage.
  • Collins released his sixth solo album in September 2007 on Heavenly Records entitled Home Again.
  • The album was recorded before his illness but mixed after his discharge from hospital. Collins is still on the road to recovery, and he has recently returned to singing live, including playing a gig at The Arts Theatre in London.


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