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|Australian rock band Savage Garden formed
in Brisbane at the end of 1996, their name inspired by
fantasy author Anne Rice's term for the savage and
isolated world of vampires. Within nine months of
formation they had attained two domestic hit singles ('I
Want You' and 'Halfway To The Moon'). This achievement
came without the benefit of any live performances or even
promotional interviews. The group's sudden poularity
became a global phenomenon when 'I Want You', officially
the biggest-selling Australiansingle of 1996, became an
international bestseller later in the year. The group's
members, Darren Hayes (b. c.1974) and Englishman Daniel
Jones (b. c.1974), met while playing in bar bands in
Queensland in 1994. However, they elected to form a group
more suited to their personal tastes - an amalgamation of
influences including XTC and Peter Gabriel. A demo was
sent to veteran manager John Woodruff (associated with
Australian success stories including the Angels, Baby
Animals and Diesel ). He immediately signed them to his
JDM record label. Their self-titled debut album was
recorded in Sydney in June 1996, with Hoodoo Gurus and
Air Supply producer Charles Fischer at the helm. 'I Want
You' climbed to US number 4 in May 1997, and they enjoyed
a huge transatlantic hit during the early months of 1998
with 'Truly Madly Deeply', the single topping the US
charts and spending several weeks in the UK Top 10. On
the back of their singles success, Savage Garden rose to
number 3 on the US album chart in April. The follow-up
single, 'To The Moon And Back', peaked at US number 24 in
August 1998, but climbed to number 3 in the UK chart. The
song had originally stalled at number 55 in February.
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