Terence Trent D'Arby

Terence Trent D'Arby

Sananda Francesco Maitreya, better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D'Arby, is an American singer-songwriter who came to fame with his album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles "Wishing Well" and "Sign Your Name". The album has sold over 14 million copies.
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    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 53
    In 2016, he released his twelfth album called "Prometheus & Pandora".
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  • 2015
    Age 52
    In 2015 he released a double album called "The Rise Of The Zugebrian Time Lords", the album has 3 covers of The Beatles as well as original material.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    Most of the albums were recorded in Milano, his new hometown. 2011 was the year of The Sphinx, available at Sananda.org. 2013 was the year of "Return To Zooathalon", released worldwide on March 15, 2013 on the official website and on various music stores.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    On April 29, 2006, he released the finished mastered album in his online shop.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    On July 29, 2005, the mastered album was finally released through his webshop utilizing the MP3 format and then became also available in CD format.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    In 2002, Maitreya moved to Milan, Italy, and began working on his sixth album, Angels & Vampires - Volume I.
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  • 2001
    Age 38
    In 2001, Maitreya moved back to Europe, resettling in Munich, Germany and starting his own independent record label, Treehouse Pub.
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    He legally changed his name six years later on October 4, 2001, explaining, "Terence Trent D'Arby was dead... he watched his suffering as he died a noble death.
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  • 1999
    Age 36
    In 1999, D'Arby collaborated with INXS to replace his friend, the late vocalist Michael Hutchence, so the band could play at the official opening of Stadium Australia, a major venue for the Sydney Olympics.
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  • 1996
    Age 33
    During the 1990s, his relations with his record label Columbia Records became strained, eventually leading to his departure in 1996.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 25
    He expressed a high opinion of his debut album, brashly claiming that it was the most important album since the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. The album earned him a Grammy Award in March 1988 in the category Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    D'Arby's debut solo album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, released in July 1987, is his best-known commercial work.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    In 1986 he left West Germany for London, where he briefly played with The Bojangels, after which he signed a solo recording deal.
  • 1983
    Age 20
    He was formally court-martialed and dishonorably discharged by the army in April 1983 after going absent without leave.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    He trained as a boxer in Orlando and in 1980 won the Florida Golden Gloves lightweight championship.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Terence Trent D'Arby was born Terence Trent Howard in Manhattan in 1962.
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