Phil Mogg

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Phil Mogg
2007-10-23 UFO, Kantine, Koeln ,Phil Mogg, IMG 6888.jpg
Phil Mogg
Background information
Birth namePhillip John Mogg
Born(1948-04-15) 15 April 1948 (age 66)
London, England
GenresHard rock, Heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1969–present
Associated actsUFO
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Phil Mogg
2007-10-23 UFO, Kantine, Koeln ,Phil Mogg, IMG 6888.jpg
Phil Mogg
Background information
Birth namePhillip John Mogg
Born(1948-04-15) 15 April 1948 (age 66)
London, England
GenresHard rock, Heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1969–present
Associated actsUFO
WebsiteOfficial website

Phillip John 'Phil' Mogg (born 15 April 1948, Wood Green, North London)[1] is an English vocalist for the band UFO, which he formed with longtime friends Pete Way and Andy Parker.[2] Mogg wrote the majority of the band's lyrics, with the music being written by Way, Michael Schenker, and later, Paul Raymond, but Schenker left to launch his solo career in 1979. Beginning in 1997, Mogg and Way, under the moniker Mogg/Way, released a couple of albums- Edge of the World and Chocolate Box.[2] With UFO on hiatus, Phil formed another side project, $ign of 4. In late 2003, having regained the rights to the UFO name from Schenker, Mogg spoke with Pete Way and Paul Raymond, and ended up having a reunion tour which later brought the band back for good, with newly hired American guitarist Vinnie Moore. The band then released several new albums : Showtime, The Monkey Puzzle, You Are Here, "The Visitor" and "Seven Deadly".

Mogg is the only member of UFO to appear on all of the band's albums.

He is the uncle of Nigel Mogg, bassist with The Quireboys.[3]

Phil Mogg was a junior boxing champion in the North London area before turning professional in music.

Discography[edit]

UFO[edit]

Studio[edit]

Live[edit]

Others[edit]

Mogg/Way[edit]

$ign of 4[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniels, Neil (2013) High Stakes & Dangerous Men - The UFO Story, Soundcheck Books, ISBN 978-0957144262, p. 2
  2. ^ a b Buckley, Peter (1999) The Rough Guide to Rock, Rough Guides, ISBN 978-1858284576, p. 1115
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011) The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Omnibus Press, p. 2260