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William MacArthur Mackenzie (27 March 1957 – 22 January 1997) was a Scottish singer and songwriter, known for his distinctive high tenor voice. He was the co-founder and lead vocalist of post-punk and new wave band the Associates. He also had a brief solo career releasing his debut studio album, Outernational, in 1992, his only solo album released during his lifetime.[1]

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Billy Mackenzie
Mackenzie performing at the University of Dundee in 1985
Mackenzie performing at the University of Dundee in 1985
Background information
Birth nameWilliam MacArthur Mackenzie
Born(1957-03-27)27 March 1957
Dundee, Scotland
Died22 January 1997(1997-01-22) (aged 39)
Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1976–1997
Formerly ofThe Associates