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Guitarist Martin Belmont began his professional musical career as the lead guitarist for the pub rock band Ducks Deluxe. The Ducks toured the U.K. constantly during the mid-'70s and released four albums before breaking up in 1975. Belmont moved on to Graham Parker's backing band, the Rumour. For the next five years, Belmont was part of the Rumour, who supported Parker on tour and on his records and also recorded three albums on their own. Following the Rumour's disbanding, Belmont played in supporting roles for various artists, playing on records by Carlene Carter, Paul Carrack and John Hiatt, before eventually becoming the guitarist for Nick Lowe's mid-'80s group, the Cowboy Outfit. Once the Cowboy Outfit bit the dust, Belmont continued to support a number of artists, including an appearence on Billy Bragg's 1988 album Worker's Playtime. In the late '80s, he recorded his only solo album, Big Guitar, which was released on the Demon label. During the '90s, Belmont quietly faded from the spotlight and stopped recording.