AKA Michael Peters
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Wales
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Frontman for The Alarm
Inspired by the The Sex Pistols, Mike Peters formed the band Seventeen in 1976; but it wasn't until 1981 when Seventeen changed their name to The Alarm that the band's music became widely known beyond the borders of their native Wales. Accompanying the change in name was a change in style towards more issue-oriented songs, precipitated to some extent by the murder of John Lennon in 1980.
The Alarm gained some popularity in the U.S. when it opened for the similarly socially-conscious U2 on it's 1983 tour, but was also hindered by constant comparison to the latter band. In 1992, Mike left the Alarm behind to pursue a solo career, as well as becoming a presenter for Radio Wales and participating in the group Dead Men Walking with fellow veterans Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols and Kirk Brandon of Burning Spear.
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