Martin Gore

Martin Gore

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Place of Birth: London, England

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1961

Ethnicity: African-American, English

Martin Gore is a British songwriter, musician, singer, record producer, and DJ. He is a founding member of electronic music band Depeche Mode. Dave Gahan is also a member of the band.

Martin’s father was African-American, and had met Martin’s mother, Pamela, a white English woman, while he was stationed in the U.K. as a G.I. Martin was raised by his mother and stepfather, David Gore. They worked at the Ford of Britain motor plant in Dagenham.

Martin is married to Kerrilee Kaski. He has three children with his former wife, lingerie designer and model Suzanne Boisvert; and a daughter with Kerrilee.


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:


    (his father must have been half black i guess)

    Have to disagree,he doesn’t have to be half.It does increase the chance of a white baby,but it’s not necessary.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    There would be a whole lot more people like him in the UK,if they hadn’t shipped all those babies out in the 40’s to the U.S.Only the ones who could pass for white,were allowed to stay.

    • ses101 says:

      I doubt that. They allowed lots of Afro-Caribbeans (as well as Indian and Pakistanis) to come in to Britain from the late 40s onwards.

      • fuzzybear44 says:


        You can doubt all you want. However ones that look white like him,You wouldn’t know they were part black unless they told you. Even Martin didn’t know he was part black

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