I had never heard of Mr Numan before this but people are treating his comments with some amusement." The following is a comprehensive discography of Gary Numan, a British singer, songwriter and musician.Numan (born Gary Webb, 1958) released his first record in 1978 as part of the outfit Tubeway Army.Initially unsuccessful, the band scored a huge hit in 1979 with the single "Are Friends Electric" and their second album Replicas, both of which reached number one in the UK. You've got to be kidding.
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People here feel Mr Numan's perception doesn't match the reality. But his patience snapped after an incident involving his wife, Gemma and their three children, Raven, Persia and Echo. ", is moving to the US with his family. Numan said that Santa Monica has "beautiful beaches and the Pacific Ocean. "Every village and town in England has a bunch of thugs running around in it.

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Numan lives in the rural district of Wealden, East Sussex. The fact is the English are pretty miserable".
30: Crime statistics for the last available month show that Wealden had 30 incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour, 317: Over the same period, there were 317 in Santa Monica, to where Gary Numan is moving, 14: The California city recorded 14 assaults with a deadly weapon. I've not seen much evidence of youth violence or gangs. ", Sharing the full story, not just the headlines, Emigration, to Santa Monica, was the only answer, he said. Gary Numan Store. The only blip in the crime rate came when the village of Waldron was paid a visit by Cromwell's troops in the mid-1600s. to photograph him in his extraordinary home in LA, …

Do that here and you are as likely to get stabbed as you are to get directions.

I have got to think of the children.". After recording an album's worth of punk-influenced demo tapes (released in 1984 as The Plan), he was signed by Beggars Banquet Records in 1978 and quickly released two singles, "That's Too Bad" and "Bombers", neither of which charted. 2CD/DVD - LIVE ALBUM - OUT NOW The only recent record of any crime is when someone had the wheels of their car pinched when they were in the pub and that was 15 years ago. The electronic music pioneer, 53, who topped the charts in the late Seventies with "Cars" and "Are 'Friends' Electric? N uman - who lives in Los Angeles with wife Gemma and their three daughters Raven, Persia and Echo - said: "We love being at home. into his LA home Before heading off on the road Gary invited HELLO! Numan came to prominence at the mid of the 1970s as lead singer, songwriter, and record producer for Tubeway Army. Numan, an enthusiastic pilot, is now hailed as one of the post-punk era's most influential musicians. It's a quiet and happy place.". 0: The number of gun-related incidents in Wealden.

"You would think it would be the most peaceful place in the world.

He left his £975,000 Twenties-style Surrey home for in a castle-like house in Los Angeles with a 20ft bronze dragon in the garden. Dick Angel, Wealden District councillor, said: "The village is composed of a church, a pub and mainly retired pensioners. "The day after the riots, I got on to the lawyer and said, 'Let's do it; get on with it'," said Numan. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, Sussex is too rough for me now, says Gary Numan (as he ups sticks to LA), Email already exists. The Official website for Gary Numan. She had my children with her. Its residents, then, are baffled after the pop star Gary Numan said he was emigrating to California to escape its "thugs". Gary Numan: My family values Angela Wintle. 16: There were 16 counts of grand theft auto in Santa Monica, while no cars were stolen in the Sussex town. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later?