Nick DrakeBorn 19 June 1948. Died 25 November 1974
Nick Drake Biography (Wikipedia)
Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work has since achieved wider recognition.
Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20, while a student at the University of Cambridge, and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release. His reluctance to perform live or give interviews contributed to his lack of commercial success. No footage of the adult Drake has been released, only still photographs.
Drake is believed to have suffered from depression, reflected in his lyrics. After making Pink Moon, he withdrew from performance and recording, retreating to his parents' home in rural Warwickshire. At the age of 26, Drake died from an overdose of approximately 30 amitriptyline pills, a prescribed antidepressant. His cause of death was determined as suicide.
- Joe Boyd On An Illustrious Music Careerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02zvnh6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02zvnh6.jpg2015-08-16T14:45:00.000ZThe producer talks about a Grammy-winning live performance from Aretha; the mesmeric "one-take-wonder" Nick Drake; plugging in Dylan; the force that was Sandy Denny; and more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02zvnhz
Joe Boyd On An Illustrious Music Career
- Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd speaks to Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06n856y.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06n856y.jpg2013-05-17T13:30:00.000ZJoe Boyd, Nick Drake's producer, speaks to Radcliffe and Maconie about the cult singer-songwriter.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0195mdt
Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd speaks to Radcliffe and Maconie
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