John Dowie (born 1950 in Birmingham) is a British comedian, musician, and writer. He began performing stand-up comedy in 1969
Dowie was among the inaugural acts on Tony Wilson's legendary Factory Records label. In 1978 he contributed three comedic songs to the very first Factory music release, A Factory Sample, along with Joy Division, The Durutti Column, and Cabaret Voltaire. In 1981 a seven-inch single followed, the Martin Hannett-produced It's Hard to be an Egg, which Dowie described as a flop. "It's Hard to be an Egg"…
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