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Nick Lowe

Born 24 March 1949.

UK singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/producer

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Nick Lowe chats to Simon Mayo

Nick Lowe chats to Simon Mayo about his festive album, Quality Street.

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Biography

Nicholas Drain "Nick" Lowe (born 24 March 1949) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

A pivotal figure in UK pub rock, power pop, punk rock and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" (a US Top 40 single) and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" (a top 10 UK hit), as well as his production work with Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and others. Lowe also wrote "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", a hit for Costello. He lives in Brentford, London, England.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Old Magic

    The Old Magic 2011

    Reviewed by Chris Roberts
    There’s a resilient cheerfulness here, a very British refusal to take things seriously.
  2. Review of Jesus Of Cool

    Jesus Of Cool 2008

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Reissues like this are simply a joy to come across.
  3. Review of At My Age

    At My Age 2007

    Reviewed by Tim Nelson
    Lowe, the incorrigible codger, still greets the advancing decades with a wry turn of...
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