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Original Members: Stuart Kerr, drums Johnny McElhone, bass Ally McErlaine, guitars Sharleen Spiteri, vocals The origins of Texas were not in the U.S. but in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986, where bassist McElhone was looking to form a new musical group. After being introduced to the vocally-blessed Spiteri, 18…more

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  • Trivia

    • For their 2000 video "Inner Smile," Sharleen Spiteri dressed up as Elvis Presley.

    • The song "So Called Friend" from the album Ricks Road was used as the theme song to the TV show Ellen, starring Ellen DeGeneres.

    • Rose Stone, sister of famous frontman Sly Stone (Sly And The Family Stone), provided backing vocals on the album Ricks Road.

    • The album name Ricks Road was taken from the actual Ricks Road, which leads to the Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York. Famed artists Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin have recorded albums there.

    • Spiteri's introduction to McElhone included her rendition of the Culture Club hit "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?"

    • McElhone's brother, Gerry, was the band's original manager.

    • Album Discography:
      Southside (1989)
      Mother's Heaven (1991)
      Rick's Road (1993)
      White On Blonde (1997)
      The Hush (1999)
      Greatest Hits/Song Book (2000)
      Careful What You Wish For (2003)
      Red Book (2006)

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