Robert WyattCanterbury scene. Born 28 January 1945
Robert Wyatt Biography (Wikipedia)
Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English musician. A founding member of the influential Canterbury scene bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole, he was initially a kit drummer and singer before becoming paraplegic following an accidental fall from a window in 1973, which led him to abandon band work, explore other instruments, and begin a forty-year solo career.
A key player during the formative years of British jazz fusion, psychedelia and progressive rock, Wyatt's own work became increasingly interpretative, collaborative and politicised from the mid 1970s onwards. His solo music has covered a particularly individual musical terrain ranging from covers of pop singles to shifting, amorphous song collections drawing on elements of jazz, folk and nursery rhyme.
Wyatt retired from his music career in 2014, stating "there is a pride in [stopping], I don’t want [the music] to go off." He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge.
- Robert Wyatt: I know more about music now than I ever knew in my lifehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k5v33.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05k5v33.jpg2017-10-17T11:25:00.000ZA Late Junction special: Verity Sharp at home with Robert Wyatt.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05k5tn1
Robert Wyatt: I know more about music now than I ever knew in my life
- Brian May's earliest Buddy Holly recordhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053vx3d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053vx3d.jpg2017-05-24T15:21:16.000ZQueen's Brian May talks about Buddy Holly's prowess on the guitar. Other famous fans enthuse about his singing style and his song That'll Be The Day.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053vt97
Brian May's earliest Buddy Holly record
- Clive Langer on Madness, Shipbuilding and new ventureshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f6dc7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02f6dc7.jpg2014-12-14T14:26:00.000ZSuper-producer Clive Langer talks about fronting his own band after 35 years of producing iconic albums for others (including Elvis Costello, Morrissey and The Teardrop Explodes).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02f6dfv
Clive Langer on Madness, Shipbuilding and new ventures
Robert Wyatt Tracks