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Nick Drake

Singer-songwriter
Male
Born Jun 19, 1948
Hometown Yangon
Died Nov 25, 1974
Death Place Tanworth-in-Arden
Other Names Drake, Nick

Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his gentle guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and 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.… Read More

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Nick Drake
Nick Drake
d.1974

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  • Rodney Drake
    Rodney Drake
    Father, d.1988
  • Molly Drake
    Molly Drake
    Mother, d.1993

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CHILDHOOD

1948 Birth Born on June 19, 1948.
1957 9 Years Old In 1957, Drake was sent to Eagle House School, a preparatory boarding school in Berkshire. … Read More

TEENAGE

1963 15 Years Old In 1963 he attained seven GCE O-Levels, fewer than his teachers had been expecting, failing "Physics with Chemistry", a fall-back for students who struggled with science.
1965 17 Years Old In 1965, Drake paid £13 for his first acoustic guitar, and was soon experimenting with open tuning and finger-picking techniques.
1966 18 Years Old In 1966 Drake enrolled at a tutorial college in Five Ways, Birmingham, from where he won a scholarship to study English literature at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
1967 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He delayed attendance to spend six months at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, beginning in February 1967. … Read More

TWENTIES

He began performing in local clubs and coffee houses around London, and in February 1968, while playing support to Country Joe and the Fish at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, made an impression on Ashley Hutchings, bass player with Fairport Convention. … Read More
1969 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and was a student at the University of Cambridge, and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. … Read More
1970 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His attitude to London had changed: he was unhappy living alone, and visibly nervous and uncomfortable performing at a series of concerts in early 1970. … Read More
1971 23 Years Old Although Island neither expected nor wanted a third album, Drake approached Wood in October 1971 to begin work on what would be his final release. … Read More
1972 24 Years Old …  Early in 1972, Drake suffered a nervous breakdown, and was hospitalized for five weeks.
In February 1974, Drake contacted John Wood, stating he was ready to begin work on a fourth album. … Read More
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