Jimmy Cauty

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Description James Francis Cauty is a British artist and musician born in Totnes, England. Cauty is best known as one half of the hitmaking duo The KLF; as co-founder of The Orb and a leading innovator in the birth of the ambient house genre; and as the man who burnt one million pounds.Cauty was married to Cressida, with whom he has twins, Daisy and Harry, and a younger son, Alfie. He later married artist and musician Alannah Currie in 2011.Early careerAs a 17-year-old artist, Cauty painted a popular The Lord of the Rings poster (and later, a counterpart based on The Hobbit) for British retailer Athena, as well as the cover for the concept album The King of Elfland's Daughter.In 1981-2 Cauty was guitarist in a band called Angels 1–5, who recorded a Peel session on 1 July 1981. Lead vocalist was Cressida Bowyer, whom Cauty later married. He then joined the band Brilliant with which he remained until its break-up in 1986. Cauty was also an original member of Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, in 1985.Artistic partnership with Bill Drummond, 1987–1995, 1997Cauty joined with Bill Drummond to form The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs), a collaboration that played out in various guises and media over much of the next decade.

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