The Prodigy
are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. Members include Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Leo Crabtree (drums), Rob Holliday (lead guitarist) and Maxim (MC and vocalist). Keith Flint (vocalist and dancer) was a member of the band from 1990 until March 2019, when he committed suicide. Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist) was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as was a female dancer and vocalist called Sharky who left the group during their early period. Along with the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and other acts, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide.

Links To Peel

Peel was enthusiastic about the rave scene in the early 90's, which the Prodigy were part of. However he rarely played Prodigy tracks on his show after 'Charly' was released. At the end of 1996, listeners on his show voted "Firestarter" in the 1996 Festive Fifty at number 37, despite not getting any airplay on Peel's show.

Festive Fifty Entries

Shows Played

The Prodigy - Charly (Official Video)

The Prodigy - Charly (Official Video)


See Also

External Links

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