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33 Facts About David Byrne
2. David Byrne is a United States-resident British musician and artist best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991.
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8. David Byrne had a brief affair with Toni Basil in 1981 and he dated Twyla Tharp between 1981 and 1982.
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13. In May 2011, David Byrne contributed backing vocals to the Arcade Fire track "Speaking in Tongues" which appeared on the deluxe edition of their 2010 album The Suburbs.
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15. In 2007, David Byrne provided a cover of the Fiery Furnaces' song "Ex-Guru" for a compilation to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of Thrill Jockey, a Chicago-based record label.
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16. In the same year, David Byrne performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
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17. David Byrne said in an interview on BBC Four Sessions coverage of his Union Chapel performance that "Lazy" was number-one in Syria.
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19. In 2015, David Byrne organized Contemporary Color, two arena concerts in Brooklyn and in Toronto, for which he brought in ten musical acts who teamed up with ten color guard groups.
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21. In 1991, David Byrne released a classical instrumental album The Forest, where some of the tracks were already featured as a score for 1988 Robert Wilson theatre piece of the same name.
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23. David Byrne was impressed by the experimental theatre that he saw in New York City in the 1970s.
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25. In 1981, David Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring music he wrote that appeared on his album The Catherine Wheel for a ballet with the same name, prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics.
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28. David Byrne recounted these events when he appeared on Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 on 18 March 2018.
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