The Adverts

The Adverts
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresPunk rock
Years active1976 (1976)–1979
LabelsStiff, Anchor, Bright Records, RCA
Associated actsT.V. Smith's Explorers, Red Dons, Cheap
Past members
  • Tim Smith (T. V. Smith)
  • Gaye Black (Gaye Advert)
  • Howard Boak (Howard Pickup)
  • Laurie Muscat (Laurie Driver)
  • John Towe
  • Rod Latter
  • Tim Cross
  • Paul Martinez
  • Rick Martinez
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The Adverts were an English punk band who formed in 1976 and broke up in late 1979. They were one of the first punk bands to enjoy chart success in the UK; their 1977 single "Gary Gilmore's Eyes" reached No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart. The Virgin Encyclopedia of 70s Music described bassist Gaye Advert as the "first female punk star".[1]

  1. ^ Larkin 2002, p. 9.