FAMILY TREE TIME-LINE
Kevin Rowland performs as a guitarist alongside his brother Pete
in social club band, New Blood.
The Young Bucks are formed.
Lucy & The Lovers are formed, featuring singer Kevin Rowland.
The Killjoys are formed
by Rowland and other members of Lucy & The Lovers.
Kevin Archer joins the Killjoys.
The Killjoys split up.
Dexys Midnight Runners are formed.
The Young Bucks split-up with Seb Shelton joining Secret Affair
and Archie Brown forming The Upset.
The Merton Parkas, featuring Mick Talbot, release debut single, "You Need Wheels".
Andy Leek and
Andy "Stoker" Growcott join Dexys from punk outfit, The Wailing Cocks
Leek leaves Dexys and releases debut single.
The Upset, featuring Archie Brown and Rob Jones,
support Dexys on tour.
Mick Talbot joins Dexys.
Dexys Midnight Runners fracture leading to the
formation of The Bureau. Seb Shelton leaves Secret Affair to join the new-look Dexys.
Kevin Archer leaves Dexys
to form The Blue Ox Babes.
Helen Bevington plays fiddle on The Blue Ox Babes demos.
Bevington plays on tracks for the new Dexys Midnight Runners album, under the pseudonym of "Helen O'Hara".
The Bureau split-up.
Paterson, Speare and Maurice leave Dexys - subsequently forming brass
section, The TKO Horns.
Pete Williams briefly performs with The Blue Ox Babes.
line-up of The Blue Ox Babes split up with Andy Leek subsequently recording an album's worth of solo songs.
Horns feature prominently on Elvis Costello's "Punch The Clock" album.
Pete Williams forms These Tender Virtues.
Mick Talbot forms The Style Council with Paul Weller.
General Public, featuring Micky Billingham and Stoker, release debut
Paul Speare performs on The Special AKA's "Free
Kevin Archer puts together new line-up of Blue Ox Babes with Steve Shaw and Steve Wynn..
Archie Brown forms Flag together with Dave Cairns from Secret Affair.
Dexys Midnight Runners split-up.
reformed Young Bucks, release album "Bring Me The Head of Jerry Garcia"
Shaw features on General Public's second album.
The Blue Ox Babes record three singles and material for a planned album.
Kevin Rowland releases his first solo album, "The Wanderer".
Helen O'Hara performs with Tanita
Andy Leek releases the solo album "Say Something".
Jim Paterson and Geoff Blythe
team up again in The Neighbourhood.
Black 47, featuring Geoff Blythe on sax, are formed.
Helen O'Hara releases debut solo album.
Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson reform Dexys, recording several
Dexys Midnight Runners perform two songs live on TV.
Pato Banton's Stoker-produced single "Baby, Come Back" is released.
Public release come-back album, "Rub It Better"
releases debut album, "Syncopate"
Helen O'Hara releases second solo album.
Kevin Rowland releases second solo
album, "My Beauty".
Dexys Midnight Runners reform for new recordings and tour.
The Bureau reunite to promote the re-release of their 1981 album.
The Bureau release new album, "...And
The Blue Ox
Babes' 1988 album "Apples And Oranges" is finally released.
releases album of old solo recordings entitled "Midnight Music".
Jim Paterson and Geoff Blythe team up with Archie Brown in GI Blythe.
Pete Williams releases his debut solo album.
Dexys release new album and tour extensively.
a more detailed Dexys history, see DEXYS DIARY.