Kate Bush

Singer + Songwriter + Musician and Record Producer
Born Jul 30, 1958

Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years. In 1978, at the age of 19, Bush topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number one with a self-written song.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Nov 24, 2016
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    Huffington Post - Oct 26, 2016
  • Kate Bush To Release Rare Live Recordings
    NPR - Sep 29, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kate Bush.


1958 Birth Born on July 30, 1958.


1977 18 Years Old 1 More Event
From March to August 1977, she fronted the KT Bush Band at public houses around London – specifically at the Rose of Lee public house (now Dirty South) in Lewisham. … Read More
Bush first came to note in 1978 when, at the age of 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number-one with a self-written song. … Read More


1979 20 Years Old …  Duffield, her lighting engineer, was killed in an accident during her concert of 2 April 1979 at Poole Arts Centre. … Read More
Released in September 1980, Never for Ever saw Bush's second foray into production, co-producing with Jon Kelly. … Read More
1982 23 Years Old September 1982 saw the release of The Dreaming, the first album Bush produced by herself. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old The album earned Bush nominations for Best Female Solo Artist, Best Album, Best Single, and Best Producer at the 1986 BRIT Awards. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old At the 1987 BRIT Awards, Bush won the award for Best Female Solo Artist.


1989 30 Years Old The increasingly personal tone of her writing continued on 1989's The Sensual World. … Read More
1990 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, the boxed-set This Woman's Work was released and included all of her albums with their original cover art, as well as two discs of all single B sides recorded from 1978 to 1990.
1991 32 Years Old In 1991, Bush released a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man", which reached number 12 in the UK singles chart, and went as high as number-two in Australia, and in 2007, was voted the greatest cover ever by readers of The Observer newspaper. … Read More
1993 34 Years Old Bush's seventh studio album, The Red Shoes, was released in November 1993. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old 1 More Event
The album gave Bush her highest chart position in the US, reaching number 28, although the only song from the album to make the US singles chart was "Rubberband Girl", which peaked at number 88 in January 1994. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1998, Bush had given birth to Albert, known as "Bertie", fathered by her guitarist and now husband Danny McIntosh.


2001 42 Years Old In 2001, Bush was awarded a Q Award as Classic Songwriter.
2002 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and performed "Comfortably Numb" at David Gilmour's concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
2005 46 Years Old 1 More Event
"King of the Mountain" entered the UK Downloads Chart at number-six on 17 October 2005, and by 30 October it had become Bush's third-highest-charting single ever in the UK, peaking at number-four on the full chart. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old Aerial earned Bush two nominations at the 2006 BRIT Awards, for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Album.
2007 48 Years Old In late 2007, Bush composed and recorded a new song, "Lyra", for the soundtrack to the fantasy film The Golden Compass.


2011 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 May 2011, Bush released the album, Director's Cut. … Read More
…  She was nominated for a Brit Award in the "Best Female Artist" category, and the album won the 2012 Best Album at the South Bank Arts Awards, and was also nominated for Best Album at the Ivor Novello Awards.
In March 2014, Bush announced her first live concerts in several decades: a 22-night residency called Before the Dawn in London from 26 August – 1 October 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo. … Read More
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