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


1993 24 Years Old Radiohead gained notice with the worldwide hit single "Creep", which later appeared on the band's 1993 debut album Pablo Honey. … Read More


2001 32 Years Old …  Yorke and Radiohead took these influences to their albums Kid A and 2001's Amnesiac, processing vocals, obscuring lyrics, and departing from rock for a more varied musical landscape encompassing electronic, jazz and avant-garde classical influences. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old In 2003, Radiohead released their sixth album, Hail to the Thief, a blend of rock and electronic music that Yorke described as a reaction to the events of the early 2000s and newfound fears for his children's future. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old Composed of electronic music Yorke recorded during Radiohead's 2004 hiatus, the album was produced by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and features cover art by Donwood. … Read More
Yorke released his debut solo album, The Eraser, in 2006. … Read More


In July 2009, Yorke performed solo at the Latitude Festival in England.
2011 42 Years Old In 2011, he collaborated with electronic artists Burial and Four Tet on the tracks "Ego" and "Mirror". 2011, Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and MF DOOM collaborated on "Retarded Fren".
2012 43 Years Old In February 2012, Yorke remixed "Hold On" by SBTRKT under the name Sisi BakBak; his identity was not confirmed until September 2014.
In 2013, Yorke named the electronic artist Aphex Twin as his biggest influence, saying: "He burns a heavy shadow... … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In 2014, Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent using BitTorrent Inc's "bundles" initiative, whereby creators distribute their work in paid-for torrent files. … Read More
In June 2015, Yorke allowed his music to be streamed on Apple Music, Apple's streaming service. … Read More
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