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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1972-1995
Genres: New Wave, Ska, Alternative Rock, Synthpop

Oingo Boingo was an American new wave band spearheaded by songwriter/vocalist Danny Elfman, who eventually left the group and went on to carve out a successful career for himself as a film and television composer. The group began as a theatrical comedy troupe in Los Angeles, California, but morphed into a ska-influenced new wave act by 1979. Over the next ten years the group changed musical direction again, moving more toward a guitar-driven rock sound and away from the use of synthesizers by the 1980s. In 1995 the band announced their retirement from the music business and played a sold out farewell concert on Halloween that year. When Danny Elfman took over the lead vocalist position in th...

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