Damon Albarn

BRIT Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Albarn in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Stepney, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 March, 1968

Ethnicity: English, some Danish and Irish

Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He is the singer for rock band Blur, and co-creator and primary musical contributor of virtual band Gorillaz. He has also been a member of art rock supergroup The Good, the Bad & the Queen and supergroup Rocket Juice & the Moon. He co-founded non-profit musical organisation Africa Express. Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree are also members of Blur. Paul Simonon was also a member of The Good, and Flea was also a member of Rocket Juice.

Damon is the son of Hazel Dring and artist Keith Albarn. He has a daughter with artist Suzi Winstanley. He has also become an Icelandic citizen. Damon has said that his mother has Danish ancestry.

Damon’s paternal grandfather was Edward Albarn (the son of Edward Albarn and Charlotte Corp). Damon’s grandfather Edward was born in Leicester, Leicestershire. Damon’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of John Albarn and Elizabeth Allen/Ellen Picker. Charlotte was the daughter of William Alfred Corp and Annie Maria Roye. Charlotte’s great-grandfather, William Corp, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Damon’s paternal grandmother was Lucy Joan Hockley (the daughter of Albert Hockley and Alice Mary Marlow). Lucy was born in Sileby, Leicestershire. Albert was the son of Benjamin Hockley and Annie E. Alice was the daughter of Frederick Marlow and Lucy Barrett.

Damon’s maternal grandmother’s surname was Bowser.

Source: Marriage record of Damon’s parents – https://familysearch.org

12 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I think he has neither Irish or Danish ancestry.”William Corp” is not an Irish name, probably an Englishman just born there. “Dring” can be a German surname at best.

  2. md65 says:

    correction: Damon was actually born in Whitechapel, London, England, U.K.

  3. md65 says:

    Damon’s paternal grandfather was named Edward Albarn, the son of Edward Albarn and Charlotte Corp. Charlotte’s great-grandfather, William Corp, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

    Sources: https://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/edward-albarn-24-skm9kx

  4. md65 says:

    His maternal great-grandmother Betsey Ann Beer was Cornish

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