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Kate Bush Biography

Last updated: 06/29/2012 12:00:00 PM

Born 30th July, 1958 in Bexleyheath Kent.

Began violin lessons at the age of 9 but interest in the piano soon took ever.

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd introduces Kate to EMI who sign her while she is still at school.

Studies mime and dance with Lindsey Kemp amongst others.

Releases first single "Wuthering Heights" in January, 1978 wich becomes a No. 1 hit.

Debut album "The Kick Inside" released in February 1978, is a Top 3 success that goes on to sell over one million copies in the U.K.

The album "Lionheart" is released December 1978.

Makes "live" debut with a 30-date European tour in Spring 1979. Each 2 1/2 hour show, a mixture of music, dance and mime, was a complete sell-out. "Never For Ever", released in September 1980, becomes her first No.1 LP.

"The Dreaming", entirely self-produced, is released September 1982 and becomes her fourth Top 10 album.

"Hounds Of Love", a No.1 album in September 1985, spawns massive hit single in "Running Up That Hill" and "Cloudbusting". The video for "Cloudbusting", wich features Donald Sutherland, remains one of the most memorable pop videos ever.

In 1986 Kate duets with Peter Gabriel on the Top 10 single "Don`t Give Up" and releases her first retrospective "The Whole Story" in November, a No.1 multi-platinum success.

"The Sensual World", featuring guest artists Nigel Kennedy and The Trio Bulgarka, is released October 1989 and becomes her 7th Top 10 album.
Kate makes an appearence as a blood-spattered dride in The Comic Strip TV film Les Dogs (1990).

The career-encompassing boxed set, "This Woman`s Work" is released October 1990.

Kate`s version of Elton John/Bernie Taupin classic "Rocket Man" is released as a single. Taken from "Two Rooms" tribute album it reaches No.12 on the chart in December 1991.

"Rubberband Girl", the first single from the new album "The Red Shoes" is released September 1993.

"The Red Shoes", due for release 1st November, was written and produced by Kate Bush and features artists such as Lenny Henry, Jeff Beck, Nigel Kennedy and The Trio Bulgarka plus some very special guests. The album title is taken from the innovative 1948 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger film about a pair of magic dancing shoes.

In conjunction with "The Red Shoes", Kate Bush is currently directing, as well as acting, singing and dancing in, a 50-minute film based on the album. Appearing in the film are Miranda Richardson ("The Crying Game", "Damage") and Lindsey Kemp, mime artist and teacher whose students have included David Bowie. The film, entitled "The Line, The Curve and The Cross", will be released on video 1994.