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SpouseJill Sinclair
FactWinner of the 1992 Brit Award for British Producer.

Trevor Horn is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer. He was born in Essex on 15 July 1949. His father was a musician and his mother was a schoolteacher. He has two sisters. He was educated at the Royal College of Music and the University of Sussex.

He began his career as a session musician, playing bass guitar on David Bowie’s “Heroes” album and keyboards on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album. He then became a member of the new wave band The Buggles, who had a hit single with “Video Killed the Radio Star”. He went on to produce and co-write hits for Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Seal, Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and many others. He has also worked as a film composer, scoring films such as “The Lion King”, “Hook” and “Evita”.

His net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

General Info

Full NameTrevor Horn
ProfessionMusic Producer, Composer, Singer-songwriter


SpouseJill Sinclair
ChildrenAaron Horn, Alexandra Horn, William Horn, Gabriella Horn
ParentsElizabeth Horn, John Horn
SiblingsKen Horn, Janet Horn, Marjorie Horn


AwardsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Brit Award for Best Producer
Music GroupsYes, The Buggles, Art of Noise, The Trevor Horn Band
NominationsGrammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Saturn Award for Best Music, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
MoviesBliss!, Take Me Home Tonight, Coyote Ugly, Toys, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Produced by Trevor Horn: The Best 25 Years of Pop, Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Hard On

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1The Human League were kind of a perfect example of a band that started out being very radical and arty and suddenly decided to go mainstream and they did it so brilliantly.
2That's one of the things that I admired The Sex Pistols and The Clash for, not for their musicianship but for their lack of fear.
3The studio was really the exciting place to be because it was all changing. Everything was changing and you could feel it. You could feel it right at the end of the '70s that there was a big revolution coming.
4I made some of the first what people would regard as modern records because I had an idea in the early '80s of what a modern record should be. I was the first person with all of this technology and I suppose I was a bit of a cheat too because I was actually quite an experienced musician. A lot of the other people that were around were really new to it and you could tell.
5A lot of '80s bands just seemed to arrive fully formed. They hadn't put in years on the road the way that '60s and '70s bands had to, because they'd get a record deal, and so a lot of them couldn't really play very well. And that was one of the problems at the start. And also, with all of the new technical stuff, how to take it on stage was really hard. Now it's absolutely no problem, people deal with it all the time.
6There was a period at the start of the '80s where digital technology was very expensive and only a few people had it. I was one of the few people that had it.
7I hate having to read the manual.
8Joining Yes was one of those stupid things that you do sometimes. It was one of the two or three times in my life that I've done something that I knew was wrong.


1Belsize Park, London, England [December 2010]
2He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music industry.
3His main home is a £12 million mansion in Checkendon near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He also has other property in St John's Wood, North London, and the United States.
4Joined Yes in 1980, replacing Jon Anderson.
5Runs the Zang Tumb Tumb record label in the UK.
6Winner of the 1992 Brit Award for British Producer.
7Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Producer in 1983.
8Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Producer in 1985.
9Band member of the Buggles (1979-1982), their song "Video Killed The Radio Star" was the first video to be played on MTV in 1981. Horn is also a member of the Art of Noise.
10Music producer



Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Loose Women2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009producer: "Don't Forget Me"
Cyprien2009writer: "The Living in the Plastic Age" - as Horn / Downes
Thick as Thieves2009/Iwriter: "Not Gonna Get Us"
Huckabee2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Two Takeover2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wanted2008performer: "The Little Things" / producer: "The Little Things"
Midnight Heat2007writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo2007Video documentary writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
SingStar Amped2007Video Game writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentary writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Leave It", "Video Killed the Radio Star"
The Condemned2007writer: "Firestarter"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's a Boy Girl Thing2006writer: "Without Me" - as T. Horn
Cashback2006producer: "The Power of Love"
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Break-Up2006writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "Moments in Love", "Beat Box"
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints2006writer: "Moments in Love"
Breakfast with the Arts2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
L'anniversaire2005writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" - as T. Horn
The Business2005writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert2005Video documentary writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart Acoustic"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
King Arthur2004producer: "Tell Me Now What You See"
High Chaparall2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mona Lisa Smile2003producer: "Bewitched", "'S Wonderful", "Mona Lisa", "Besame Mucho", "Murder He Says", "You Belong to Me", "Santa Baby", "I've Got a Crush on You", "I'm Beginning to See the Light", "Istanbul Not Constantinople", "Sh-Boom Life Could Be a Dream", "Flying Home", "The Continental", "What'll I Do", "I've Got the World on a String", "The Heart of Every Girl"
Cold Case2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Koi... Mil Gaya2003writer: "Moments in Love" - uncredited
Veronica Guerin2003producer: "Funeral Song", "One More Day" / writer: "Funeral Song", "One More Day"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003writer: "Firestarter"
Huips2003TV Movie lyrics: "All The Things She Said" - as T. Horn
Top of the Pops1979-2003TV Series writer - 9 episodes
Stuck in the Middle2003Video writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" / writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star" - as Horn
The Sum of All Fears2002producer: "If We Could Remember"
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron2002writer: "Sound the bugle"
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road2002producer: "Relax Club 69 Doomsday Mix"
Ali2001producer: "Twisting the Night Away", " Don't Fight It Feel It", "Somebody Have Mercy", "It's All Right", "You Send Me", "Bring It on Home to Me", "For Your Precious Love"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glitter2001writer: "Moments In Love"
America's Sweethearts2001producer: "Some Hearts"
Pearl Harbor2001producer: "There You'll Be"
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Frontline2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Buffalo Gals", "D' Ya Like Scratchin' with the Red River Valley"
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
House of Yes: Live from House of Blues2000Video documentary writer: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Coyote Ugly2000producer: "But I Do Love You", "The Right Kind of Wrong", "Please Remember", "Can't Fight the Moonlight"
Purely Belter2000writer: "FIRESTARTER"
Top of the Pops 21999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Velvet Rope" - uncredited
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hard Rock Live1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daria1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
A Gala Christmas in Vienna1997TV Movie writer: "The Closing of the Year"
Brit Awards 19971997TV Special writer: "Firestarter"
Anastasia1997producer: "At the Beginning"
G.I. Jane1997producer: "Goodbye", "The Homecoming"
EastEnders1985-1996TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Two If by Sea1996producer: "Haunted"
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls1995producer: "Spirits in the Material World"
Empire Records1995writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" - as Trevor Charles Horn
Dangerous Minds1995producer: "THIS IS THE LIFE"
Batman Forever1995producer: "Kiss From A Rose"
Circle of Friends1995producer: "You're The One"
The Glam Metal Detectives1995TV Series performer: "Everybody Up" / writer: "Everybody Up"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993-1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus1994Video writer: "Time And A Word/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart/ Teakbois"
The Neverending Story III1994producer: "Kiss From A Rose"
La grande magia di David Copperfield1994TV Movie documentary producer: "Crazy"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary producer: "Crazy"
Naked in New York1993producer: "Crazy"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Indecent Proposal1993producer: "Out of the Window", "I'm Not in Love"
Aspen Extreme1993writer: "The Driver Pt. II"
Class Act1992writer: "Moments in Love"
Hasta luego cocodrilo1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live1991Video writer: "Make It Easy/ Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991Video writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Leave It", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
YesYears1991Video writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Leave It"
Days of Thunder1990producer: "The Last Note of Freedom"
Valentina1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Worth Winning1989writer: "The Fashion Show"
Silence Like Glass1989writer: "Beatbox"
The Freddy Krueger Special1988TV Movie writer: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Miami Vice1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Access All Areas1985Video short writer: "Leave It Hello, Goodbye Mix", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Yes: 9012 Live1985Video documentary writer: "Leave It", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
Gotcha!1985producer: "Relax", "Two Tribes"
Knight Rider1983-1984TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Body Double1984producer: "Relax"
Automan1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suicide Squad2016writer: "Without Me"
Live Boxing2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pride2014/Iproducer: "Relax"
Els matins a TV32014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American RockTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentary writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star'
The Wolf of Wall Street2013writer: "Double Dutch"
Rugby League World Cup2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
About Time2013/Iwriter: "All the Things She Said"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2011 - 2013 music - 1 episode, 2011
Knallerfrauen2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: "Firestarter"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Diamond Jubilee Concert2012TV Special writer: "Slave To The Rhythm"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game writer: "Check It Out" - as Trevor Charles Horn
Take This Waltz2011writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Take Me Home Tonight2011writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Getaway2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld: Live Mix MK10" - as Trevor Charles Horn
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode


Take Me Home Tonight2011
Citius, altius, fortius2005Short
Coyote Ugly2000
The Art of Noise: Close (to the Edit)1984Video short

Music Department

Coyote Ugly2000music consultant
The Glam Metal Detectives1995TV Series composer: theme song "Everybody Up!"
Toys1992music arranger / music editor: "Winter Reveries" / musician


Breaking Out2010Short executive producer
Joey's Girl2009Short executive producer
t.A.T.u.: Not Gonna Get Us2001Video short producer - english version
t.A.T.u.: All the Things She Said2000Video short producer - english version


The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short


t.A.T.u.: All the Things She Said2000Video short english version - english version

Camera Department

Ali2001on-camera music producer


Trailblazers Of2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Songs to Have Sex To2015TV Movie documentaryTrevor Horn
The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Joy of the Single2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2009TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentaryHimself
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Band Aid Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself (as the Buggles)
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative '80s - The DVD Collection2004Video shortHimself (segment "Video Killed the Radio Star") (as The Buggles)
Julia + Lena are t.A.T.u.2002Video documentary shortHimself
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself - The Buggles
Top Ten1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1984TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - The Buggles
Get It Together1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Prog Rock Britannia2009TV MovieHimself
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Pure 80's: The DVD2002VideoHimself (segment "Video Killed the Radio Star") (as The Buggles)
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991VideoHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - The Buggles


Nominated Awards

2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance Recording
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicToys (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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