Thom Yorke

Born Oct 7, 1968

Thomas "Thom" Edward Yorke is an English musician, artist and philanthropist, who is the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, guitarist and pianist of the rock band Radiohead. He mainly plays guitar and piano, but has also played drums and bass guitar (notably during the Kid A and Amnesiac sessions). In July 2006, he released his debut solo album, The Eraser, to critical acclaim. Thom Yorke is also the lead singer of Atoms for Peace.… Read More

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Yorke was born on 7 October 1968, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. … Read More


1988 19 Years Old In late 1988, Yorke left Oxford to study at the University of Exeter, which put On a Friday on hiatus aside from holiday break rehearsals. … Read More


1991 22 Years Old In 1991, when Yorke was 22, On a Friday signed to Parlophone and changed their name to Radiohead. According to Yorke, around this time he "hit the self-destruct button pretty quickly"; he cut his hair and drank heavily, often becoming too drunk to perform. Radiohead gained notice with their debut single "Creep", which appeared on the band's 1993 debut album Pablo Honey; the song rose to number two on the US modern rock chart, entered the lower reaches of the top 40 pop chart, and reached number seven in the UK Singles Chart when EMI rereleased it in the UK in September. … Read More


2003 34 Years Old In 2003, Radiohead released their sixth album, Hail to the Thief, a blend of rock and electronic music; Yorke wrote many of its lyrics in response to the War on Terror and the resurgence of right-wing politics in the west after the turn of the millennium. … Read More
In 2006, Yorke released his debut solo album, The Eraser, comprising mainly electronic music. … Read More


In 2009, Yorke formed a new band, Atoms for Peace, to perform songs from The Eraser. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old In 2010, he performed a surprise set at Glastonbury Festival with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, performing Eraser and Radiohead songs. … Read More
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In September 2014, Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent. … Read More
In 2015, he performed with Godrich at the Latitude Festival in the UK and the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. … Read More
In 2016, Yorke contributed vocals to and appeared in the video for the track "Beautiful People" on Mark Pritchard's album Under the Sun. … Read More
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