Robert Wyatt
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1945-01-28
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Robert Wyatt

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 and begin a forty-year solo career. A key player during the formative years of British jazz rock, psychedelic rock 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.

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Shipbuilding
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Shipbuilding
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Born Again Cretin
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Born Again Cretin
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Pigs...(in There)
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Pigs...(in There)
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Sea Song
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Sea Song
Future Pilot AKA
Tutti Shrutti
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Tutti Shrutti
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Heaps of Sheeps
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Heaps of Sheeps
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Just As You Are
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Just As You Are
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Kitsune Ring Version 04.08
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Kitsune Ring Version 04.08
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Stalin Wasn't Stallin'
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Stalin Wasn't Stallin'
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I'm A Believer
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I'm A Believer
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Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road (Theater Royal Drury Lane, 1974)
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Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road (Theater Royal Drury Lane, 1974)
Robert Wyatt
Sea Song (Theater Royal Drury Lane, 1974)
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Sea Song (Theater Royal Drury Lane, 1974)
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Catholic Architecture
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Catholic Architecture
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CP Jeebies
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CP Jeebies
Ivor Cutler
O Come All Ye Faithful (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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O Come All Ye Faithful (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
Ivor Cutler
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
Björk
Submarine (feat. Robert Wyatt)
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Submarine (feat. Robert Wyatt)
Brian Eno
Music for Airports (1/1)
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Music for Airports (1/1)
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At Last I Am Free
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At Last I Am Free
Brian Eno
Music for Airports 1/1
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Music for Airports 1/1
Janek Schaefer
Tree at the end of the world (feat. Robert Wyatt)
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Tree at the end of the world (feat. Robert Wyatt)
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Moon In June
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Moon In June
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Forest
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Forest
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Forest
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Forest
Working Week
Venceremos (We Will Win) (feat. Tracey Thorn, Robert Wyatt & Claudia Figueroa)
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Venceremos (We Will Win) (feat. Tracey Thorn, Robert Wyatt & Claudia Figueroa)
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