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Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode in concert, 2006.
Other musicians Peter Gordeno (far left) and Christian Eigner (centre-left), with original members Dave Gahan (centre), Martin Gore (centre-right) and Andy Fletcher (far right).
Background information
Origin Basildon, Essex, England
Genres Synthpop
New Wave
Alternative dance
Dance rock
Alternative rock
Electronic rock
Years active 1980–present
Labels Mute, EMI, Sire, Reprise, Some Bizzare
Associated acts Yazoo, Erasure, Recoil
Members
Dave Gahan
Martin Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Past members
Vince Clarke (1980-1981)
Alan Wilder (1982-1995)

Depeche Mode is an English band. It formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The band's name was taken from French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode, which means "fashion update" or "fashion news dispatch". Depeche Mode became famous in the 1980s. The band has sold over 100 million records around the world.

Depeche Mode has three members:

  • Dave Gahan
  • Martin Lee Gore
  • Andrew Fletcher

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