Hugh Cornwell is an English singer, songwriter, and musician born in Tufnell Park, England on August 28, 1949. He is best known for being the vocalist and guitarist for the punk rock band the Stranglers from 1974 to 1990. While in college, he formed the band Johnny Sox in Sweden. In 1974 he moved back to the UK with Johnny Sox and in by the end of the year they changed their name to The Stranglers. During his time with the band they released 10 studio albums. In 1988 he released his debut solo album titled Wolf and has since released the solo albums Wired, Guilty, Hi Fi, Footprints in the Desert, Beyond Elysian Fields, Hooverdam, Totem and Taboo, and Monster. He has also released five live albums and three compilation albums.