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Kate Bush: Wow

September 3, 2010

Talent

… These are the lovely ladies and gorgeous girls of eras gone by whose beauty, ability, electricity and all-round x-appeal deserve celebration and – ahem – salivation here at George’s Journal…

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Beautiful, brilliant, original, enigmatic, reclusive and a wee bit weird, there’d never been anyone quite like Kate Bush, and there probably never will be again. She set pop music on its head and sent mensfolk’s pulses racing. Her eclectic and sophisticated sounds were huge in both the ’70s and ’80s and she didn’t look half bad along with it – and for these reasons she’s an unquestionable shoe-in for the Talent corner of this blog.

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Profile

Name: Catherine ‘Kate’ Bush

Nationality: English

Profession: Musician

Born: 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent

Height: 5ft 3in

Known for: Producing and performing arty yet mainstream music predominantly in the ’70s and ’80s, including the albums The Kick Inside (1978), Lionheart (1978) and the hugely acclaimed Hounds Of Love (1985), as well as the hit singles Wuthering Heights (1978), The Man With The Child In His Eyes (1978), Babooshka (1980), Running Up That Hill (1985), Cloudbursting (1985) and Don’t Give Up (1986) – a duet with Peter Gabriel.

Strange but true: Sound engineers constructed for her an early headset mic out of a coathanger and a radio microphone, as she wished to sing and dance at the same time during her six-week-long The Tour Of Life tour in 1979, in which she went through a total of 17 costume changes for each show.

Peak of fitness: Alternatively playing with a double bass and dressed in Amazonian warrior-like get-up in the strange and not a little suggestive Babooshka video

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