Paul Humphrey, suave frontman of '80s Toronto new wave band Blue Peter, dies at 61

TORONTO — Singer-songwriter Paul Humphrey, whose Hollywood good looks and theatrical stage presence commanded attention as the frontman of 1980s new wave band Blue Peter, has died at 61.


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Blue Peter Showcases Motivated Talent

Brendan Wycks

"In fact, all the solos Wardman picked for posterity Saturday night on his Gibson Junior were of a much sweeter grade than those milked from the Fender Tele he used formerly. Blue Peter's repertoire is captivating enough; but one awaits in eager anticipation Wardman's every taking to the spotlight. His liberal use the entire neck of his axe seems almost second nature."

FM Times Review: Up To You

FM Times
"The lyrics are vivid and fascinating as usual. The song "Up To You" is full of images of mindless urban panic - "static in the wires/slogans on the air/servants on the TV/dollars in our prayers" - following each other like sharp punches. "Guilty Secret" is perhaps the best anti-war song Chris Wardman has ever written."