ORANGE JUICE HISTORY
Edwyn Collins (guitar, vocals)
David McClymont (bass)
James Kirk (guitar, vocals)
Steven Daly (drums)
January 1978. The Nu-Sonics played their first gig with this lineup. They became 'Orange Juice' in mid-1978.

First proper Orange Juice gig took place on 20 April 1979 at the Victoria Cafe at the Glasgow School of Art.
Steve Daly quit the band soon afterwards, but was persuaded to return for the recording of the debut single 'Falling & Laughing' in Autumn 1979, the first of four acclaimed singles to be released on Alan Horne's Postcard label.
October 1981. Orange Juice sign to Polydor, with debut album 'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' already recorded. Malcolm Ross, ex-Josef K, joined the group as a third guitarist.
James Kirk (guitar) and Steve Daly (drums) left the band shortly afterwards. They were later to work together under the name Memphis, issuing a one-off single ('You Supply the Roses') for Alan Horne's Swamplands label in 1985.
Edwyn Collins (guitar, vocals)
David McClymont (bass)
Malcolm Ross (guitar)
Zeke Manyika (drums)
Drummer Zeke Manyika joined the band in the Spring of 1982. This lineup recorded the second album, 'Rip It Up'. When released as a single, the title track became Orange Juice's biggest UK hit, reaching number 8 in the charts in February 1983.
Summer 1983. Recorded mini-LP 'Texas Fever'. Shortly afterwards, David McClymont and Malcolm Ross departed to work on the 'Ape Scientific' project. Ross joined Aztec Camera the following year.
Edwyn Collins (guitar, vocals)
Zeke Manyika (drums)
Paul Heard (bass)
Frank Want (guitar)
Essentially down to a duo of Edwyn and Zeke by February 1984, this lineup was brought together to fulfil some live commitments. The single 'What Presence?!' was also recorded. Note that 'Frank Want' was a pseudonym of Jim (Foetus) Thirlwell.
Edwyn Collins (guitar, vocals)
Zeke Manyika (drums)
Claire Kenny (bass)
Johnny Britten (guitar)
With assistance from Britten and Amazulu's Kenny, Orange Juice's final eponymous album was recorded. Released in November 1984, but woefully under-promoted, the LP featured some of Edwyn's strongest songs. However, disappointing sales saw Polydor drop the band.
19 January 1985. Edwyn Collins announced that Orange Juice had split, whilst on stage at the London Brixton Academy for a Miners' benefit gig.
Click here for discography | Radio 1 Sessions
NME review of 'The Esteemed Orange Juice' June 1992

External links - will open a new browser window.
Orange Juice on Tweenet
EdwynCollins.com
Lawrence Mikkelsen's Orange Juice site.
Yahoo group, Rip It Up devoted to OJ and the Postcard label.
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A selection of Orange Juice concert photos: http://www.newwavephotos.com.

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