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    • ISBN:9780749951146
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2006

Kate Bush

The biography

By Rob Jovanovic

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A biography that takes inventory of Kate Bush's stellar career and personal life over the years.

Kate Bush has written some of the most memorable songs in pop music history. Wuthering Heights, her debut single shot to number 1 in 1978 and she remains something of an enigma over a quarter of a century later. A singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actress and director, Kate has inspired a devoted following around the world.

Rob Jovanovic traces the story of Kate Bush's career, from her up-bringing in the Essex countryside through her first forays into music with a series of home recordings, to her number 1 debut album that propelled her to international stardom. Including exclusive interviews with studio musicians and choreographers, Jovanovic's biography emphasises both her voracious talent and her intensely private personality.

Biographical Notes

Rob Jovanovic has written about music for numerous magazines, including Mojo, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut, and many other publications such as The Guinness Rockopedia and The Rare Record Price Guide. He is a full-time music writer based in Nottingham.

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  • ISBN: 9780349411255
  • Publication date: 03 Dec 2015
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Written with fondness and filled with train-spotterish-details about recording sessions and musicians. — The Times
A fabulous insight into an enigmatic performer — Real Magazine
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