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Born on this date in 1958 as Gary Anthony James Webb, Gary Numan got his stage name from a Yellow Pages ad featuring a plumber named A. Neumann. His father gave him a Gibson Les Paul guitar when he was 15 and formed a band with his uncle called Tubeway Army, which had some success in the late 70's in the UK. He left the band in 1979 to start a solo project.

His most successful song, "Cars," has no lead guitar despite the fact that he calls his fathers present of the Les Paul his most treasured possession. "Cars" contains a bass guitar and drums but all of the rest of the instruments are analog synthesizers.

Gary Numan turns 55 today.

Steve Douglas, Afternoon Host

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