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INXS Group name: INXS

Members: Michael Hutchence(lead singer - died November 22, 1997), Garry Gary Beers (bass), Andrew Farris (keyboards), Jon Farris (drums), Tim Farris (guitars) and Kirk Pengilly (guitar/saxophone)

Occupation: Rock Band

1977 First formed in Sydney, Australia
1979 Performs at the Oceanview Hotel in Toukley, Australia. Signs with Deluxe Records and releases self-titled album which include the hit song "Simple Simon/We Are the Vegetables".
1980 Signs with WEA Production Australia. Album includes the hit "Just Keep Walking".
1982 Signs with Atlantic Records in North America
1983 Releases album Kick. Songs include "The One Thing," "Original Sin" and "What You Need"
1984 "Burn for You" and "Melting in the Sun" become smash hits.
1990-1993 Signs with Mercury and Polygram Records
1997 Hutchence shocks members of the band by committing suicide in a hotel room in Sydney thereby effectively terminating the band.

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