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Kate Bush

"Kate Bush" (born "Catherine Bush" on 30 July, 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London) is an English singer-songwriter with an expressive four-octave voice. She is known for her eccentric, idiosyncratic literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks. While this was the height of her UK singles chart success, she has retained considerable popularity.


While still attending St. Joseph's Convent Grammar school in Abbey Wood, South East London where she studied the piano and violin, Kate Bush caught the attention of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, who helped fund her first demo sessions. She signed a contract with EMI when she was 16. However, in the first two years of her contract, Bush did not release an album, but instead completed her time at school through to her O Levels (the precursors to today's GCSEs) and took lessons in dancing, mime, and music. She finished school with 10 O Levels.

In 2005, Bush stated in an interview with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio Two that she felt that EMI did not let her r...

origin Kent, England
years active 1978–present
music genre Alternative Rock
Art Rock
New Wave
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