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Edwyn Collins

"Edwyn Collins" (born August 23, 1959, in Edinburgh) is a Scottish musician.

He formed the Nu-Sonics in 1976, which became Orange Juice in 1979. That group is perhaps best known for the No. 8 hit "Rip It Up," its only UK singles chart Top 40 single. In 1985, Orange Juice broke up, and Collins has since then pursued a solo career.

Collins is best known for his 1994 hit, "A Girl Like You," which was featured in the films ''Empire Records'' and ''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'', and "Magic Piper of Love," a 1997 single which featured on the soundtrack of ''Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery''.

Collins's music is mostly electric guitar-driven pop, and his songwriting and vocal delivery range from the acerbicly satirical to the soulfully tender, although he is better known for the former. He built his own studio in 1994 and produced his own third solo album, ''Gorgeous George''. He has also worked as producer with other artists, including the Proclaimers, a House, the Cribs, and Little Barrie. Collins also produced and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom ''West Heath Yard''.

Collins lives with his long term partner, Grace Maxwell, who also manages his career...

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