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Alex James (1968-), Musician; bassist for Blur

Steven Alexander ('Alex') James

Sitter in 5 portraits
Bassist and band member of Blur; Blur was formed in 1989. Both Alex James and Graham Coxon were at Goldsmith's College and have maintained contact with fellow YBA artists. Their chart-topping album Parklife (1994) announced the band's leading position in the BritPop movement. In 1995 Blur won five Brit awards. Further albums The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Blur: the best of (2000) followed.