52 Facts About Kate Bush

1. Kate Bush Beat: Rugby, resilience and the inspiring school of hard Knox.

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2. Kate Bush has announced on Monday that she will be publishing her first book.

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3. The New Tarot Fans of Kate Bush could do worse than to check out The New Tarot, a "post-genre group" that makes "music for humans.

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4. Kate Bush has removed the vocal contribution of disgraced Australian entertainer Rolf Harris from the newly remastered edition of 2005 album Aerial.

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5. Kate Bush removes Rolf Harris from the 2018 remaster of her album Aerial.

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6. Kate Bush was accompanied by his service dog Sully to cast his vote.

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7. Kate Bush declined a request by Erasure to produce one of their albums because "she didn't feel that that was her area".

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8. Kate Bush had to sing the song in Irish, which she learned to do phonetically.

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9. In 1990 Kate Bush produced a song for another artist, Alan Stivell's "Kimiad" for his album Again; this is the only time she has done this to date.

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10. Kate Bush provided vocals on two of Peter Gabriel's albums, including the hits "Games Without Frontiers" and "Don't Give Up", as well as "No Self-Control".

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11. In 2007, Kate Bush was asked to write a song for The Golden Compass soundtrack which made reference to the lead character, Lyra Belacqua.

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12. In 1999, Kate Bush wrote and recorded a song for the Disney film Dinosaur, but the track was ultimately not included on the soundtrack.

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13. Kate Bush wrote and performed the song "The Magician", using a fairground-like arrangement, for Menahem Golan's 1979 film The Magician of Lublin.

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14. In 1990, Kate Bush starred in the black comedy film Les Dogs, produced by The Comic Strip for BBC television.

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15. Kate Bush stated that "Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe" is intended to be a "self contained piece" separate from the song "Lake Tahoe".

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16. Kate Bush has released four short videos for the album 50 Words for Snow.

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17. In 1994, Kate Bush provided the music used in a series of psychedelic-themed television adverts for the soft drink Fruitopia that appeared in the United States.

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18. In recent interviews, Kate Bush has said that she considers it a failure, and stated in 2001: "I'm very pleased with four minutes of it, but I'm very disappointed with the rest.

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19. Kate Bush has appeared in innovative music videos designed to accompany her singles releases.

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20. In 1978 Kate Bush made her debut on Dutch television in "De Efteling Special", which was broadcast on 11 May 1978.

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21. In March 2014, Kate Bush announced a 22-night residency called Before the Dawn in London from 26 August—1 October 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo.

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22. In 2002, Kate Bush appeared again with David Gilmour, singing the part of the doctor in "Comfortably Numb" at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

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23. Kate Bush performed live for British charity event Comic Relief in 1986, singing "Do Bears.

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24. Kate Bush participated in the first benefit concert in aid of The Prince's Trust in July 1982.

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25. Kate Bush said in a BBC Radio 2 interview with Mark Radcliffe that she actually enjoyed the tour but was consumed with producing her subsequent records.

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26. Kate Bush held a benefit concert on 12 May 1979, with Peter Gabriel and Steve Harley at London's Hammersmith Odeon for his family.

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27. Kate Bush was one of the singers who Prince thanked in the liner notes of 1991's Diamonds and Pearls.

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28. On 4 October, 2018, Kate Bush announced that her entire catalogue of studio recordings had been remastered and would be released on CD and vinyl on the 16th and 30th of November.

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29. In September 2018, Kate Bush announced that her first book, a compilation of lyrics from throughout her career entitled How to Be Invisible: Selected Lyrics, would be published by Faber on 6 December 2018.

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30. In November 2014, Kate Bush was awarded with Editor's Award at the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her theatrically performed live comeback.

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31. In March 2014, Kate Bush announced her first live concerts in several decades: a 22-night residency called Before the Dawn in London from 26 August to 1 October 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo.

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32. Kate Bush became the first female artist to have top five albums in the UK charts in five successive decades, according to a 2013 article from The Telegraph.

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33. Kate Bush turned down an invitation by the organisers of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony to perform at the event; instead, a recording of a new remix of her 1985 hit "Running Up that Hill" was played at the end of the ceremony.

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34. Kate Bush said to fellow musician Jamie Cullum in an interview on Dutch Radio, that she wished to explore using high male voices in contrast to her own, deeper, voice.

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35. Kate Bush said, "Originally when I wrote the song 'The Sensual World', I had used text from the end of Ulysses.

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36. In the song "", Kate Bush sings 117 digits of the number Pi.

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37. In 1998, Kate Bush gave birth to Albert, known as "Bertie", fathered by her guitarist and now husband Danny McIntosh.

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38. Kate Bush provided a new lead vocal and refreshed backing track on "Wuthering Heights", and recorded a new single, "Experiment IV", for inclusion on the compilation.

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39. In a 1993 interview with Q, Kate Bush stated: "That was my 'She's gone mad' album.

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40. Kate Bush was displeased with being rushed into making the second album.

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41. Kate Bush has often expressed dissatisfaction with Lionheart, feeling that she had needed more time to get it right.

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42. In an interview with NME magazine in 1982, Kate Bush criticised this marketing technique stating: "People weren't even generally aware that I wrote my own songs or played the piano.

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43. Kate Bush became the first woman to reach number one on the UK charts with a self-penned song.

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44. Kate Bush released The Kick Inside when she was 19 years old, but some of the songs had been written when she was as young as 13.

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45. Kate Bush wrote and made demos of close to 200 songs, a few of which today can be found on bootleg recordings and are known as the Phoenix Recordings.

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46. In 2005, Kate Bush stated in an interview with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 that she believed EMI signed her before she was ready to make an album so that no other record company could offer her a contract.

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47. Kate Bush was put on retainer for two years by Bob Mercer, managing director of EMI group-repertoire division.

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48. Kate Bush attended St Joseph's Convent Grammar School, a Catholic girls' school in nearby Abbey Wood which, in 1975, after she had left, become part of St Mary's and St Joseph's School in Sidcup.

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49. Kate Bush came from an artistic background: her mother was an amateur traditional Irish dancer, her father was an amateur pianist, Paddy worked as a musical instrument maker, and John was a poet and photographer.

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50. Kate Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.

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51. Kate Bush slowly gained artistic independence in album production, up to completely producing her fourth album The Dreaming.

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52. Kate Bush was just nineteen years old when her debut single "Wuthering Heights" topped the UK.

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