Birth Name: Andrew John Partridge
Birth Place: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Years Active: 1972-present
Genres: New Wave Music, Pop
Andrew John "Andy" Partridge is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born on 11 November 1953 in Mtarfa, Malta. He has been known as Sir John Johns and Melchior and rose to fame as a founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter of the pop/new wave band, XTC. He lives in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, where he was raised. Partridge also serves as XTC's de facto art director. Except for its second album, ''Go 2'', the band's album cover art has been based on his ideas. For example, the back cover of ''Rag and Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts and Leftovers'' took shape after Partridge requested "lots of rusty junk" and proceeded to create a mockup of the band members with it. XTC toured heavily...