77 Facts About Thom Yorke

1. Thom Yorke defended his gloomy reputation in 1996 thus: "It's just that I'm surrounded by a world of grinning idiots and I don't think I want to be another one.

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2. Thom Yorke is known for his falsetto vocals; in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest singer of all time.

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3. Thom Yorke defended his gloomy reputation in 1996 thus: "It's just that I'm surrounded by a world of grinning idiots and I don't think I want to be another one.

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4. Thom Yorke defended his gloomy reputation in 1996 thus: "It's just that I'm surrounded by a world of grinning idiots and I don't think I want to be another one.

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5. Thom Yorke was with his partner Dr Rachel Owen for 23 years.

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6. Thom Yorke told the Guardian that Blair's advisers had "wanted pre-meetings.

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7. Thom Yorke is a vegetarian, and practises yoga and meditation.

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8. Thom Yorke contributed a new electronic track, "Hands Off the Antarctic", for use in a 2018 Greenpeace campaign.

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9. Thom Yorke is known for his falsetto, which Paste described as "sweet", "cautious" and "haunting".

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10. Thom Yorke cited Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante as an influence on his guitar playing for In Rainbows.

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11. Thom Yorke is credited for artwork alongside Donwood under the monikers "The White Chocolate Farm", "Tchock", "Dr Tchock" or similar abbreviations.

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12. Thom Yorke contributed vocals to and appeared in the video for "Beautiful People" on Mark Pritchard's 2016 album Under the Sun.

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13. Thom Yorke wrote the piece for the piano duo Katia and Marielle Labeque.

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14. Thom Yorke said: "When I got back to Oxford I was unbearable.

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15. Thom Yorke was like 'This is going to happen… failure is not an option.

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16. Thom Yorke met artist Stanley Donwood, with whom he produces artwork for Radiohead and Yorke's solo releases, and printmaker Rachel Owen, Yorke's partner for over two decades.

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17. Thom Yorke has collaborated with artists including PJ Harvey, Bjork, Flying Lotus, and Modeselektor, and has composed for film and theatre; his first feature film soundtrack, Suspiria, was released in October 2018.

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18. Thom Yorke is known for his falsetto vocals; in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the 66th greatest singer of all time.

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19. Thom Yorke wrote the song "Creep" after being rejected by a girl he was infatuated with at Exeter University.

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20. In 2006, Thom Yorke released his debut solo album, The Eraser.

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21. In 2002, Donwood and Thom Yorke won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package for the Special Edition for the album Amnesiac.

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22. Thom Yorke is credited alongside Donwood under the monikers "The White Chocolate Farm", "Dr Tchock", "Tchocky" or similar abbreviations.

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23. Thom Yorke has a phobia of driving stemming from a 1987 car accident, with the result that Radiohead may have more songs about car accidents than almost any other band, including "Airbag", "Stupid Car", and "Killer Cars.

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24. Thom Yorke has a long history of star guest turns on songs by other bands, notably Sparklehorse, Drugstore, PJ Harvey, Bjork, and his brother Andy Yorke's band, the Unbelievable Truth.

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25. Thom Yorke wrote "Creep" after being rejected by a girl he was in love with at Exeter University.

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26. Thom Yorke recorded the vocals of "Planet Telex" while lying on the floor.

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27. Thom Yorke is red haired with a noticing blue eyes.

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28. Thom Yorke is a well known English musician, mostly known from his brand "Radiohead".

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29. Thom Yorke still lives in his native land in Oxfordshire with his partner Rachel Owen.

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30. Thom Yorke recorded the vocals to 'Fake Plastic Trees' in late 1994 just after seeing Jeff Buckley play the Garage in London.

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31. Thom Yorke finds his own singing voice irritating: "It annoys me how pretty my voice is.

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32. Thom Yorke defended his gloomy reputation in 1996 thus: "It's just that I'm surrounded by a world of grinning idiots and I don't think I want to be another one.

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33. Thom Yorke wrote 'Creep' after being rejected by a girl he was infatuated with while studying at Exeter University in the late '80s.

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34. Thom Yorke was born as Thomas Edward York in 1968 in Northamptonshire.

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35. Thom Yorke carries on to roll out music from his forthcoming Suspiria soundtrack.

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36. Thom Yorke met his longtime partner Rachel Owen at Exeter University.

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37. Thom Yorke covered Roxy Music songs for the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack back in 1998, but his latest cinematic outing is for the 2018 remake of the classic horror movie Suspiria.

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38. Thom Yorke was born on 7 October 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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39. Thom Yorke recently released an original mix for the BBC, where he performed a few acoustic renditions of songs from from his Suspiria score.

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40. Thom Yorke kicked off his solo tour Friday at Philadelphia's Franklin Music Hall, a gig that featured the live debut of the Radiohead singer's Suspiria song "Unmade.

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41. Thom Yorke performed the Suspiria track 'Unmade' for the first time earlier this week, as his solo tour kicked off in the US.

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42. Thom Yorke performed five of the eight new tracks from the album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

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43. Thom Yorke kicked off his solo tour Friday at Philadelphia's Franklin Music Hall with a live debut of "Unmade", from his soundtrack to the film Suspiria.

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44. Thom Yorke still mixed it up from the outset, playing stage-front electric piano to sing the melancholy "Interference", then donning an electric guitar for "A Brain in a Bottle", before roving free with his microphone to exhort the audience in the aptly named "Impossible Knots.

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45. Thom Yorke recently released his score for the Suspiria remake, which includes a handful of great, proper songs, and he's now on a North American solo tour.

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46. Thom Yorke is in a relationship with Italian actress Dajana Roncione.

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47. Thom Yorke wrote on Radiohead's site that "I have no intention of being used by spider spin doctors to make it look like we make progress when it is just words", and told the NME that Blair had "no environmental credentials as far as I'm concerned".

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48. In 2006, Thom Yorke refused an invitation from Friends of the Earth to meet prime minister Tony Blair to discuss climate change.

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49. Thom Yorke was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green party's Caroline Lucas at the United Kingdom 2015 general election.

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50. In 2009, Thom Yorke performed via Skype at the premier of the environmentalist documentary The Age of Stupid.

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51. In 2000, during the recording of Kid A, Thom Yorke became "obsessed" with the Worldwatch Institute website, "which was full of scary statistics about icecaps melting, and weather patterns changing".

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52. In 1999, Thom Yorke travelled to the G8 summit to support the Jubilee 2000 movement calling for cancellation of third-world debt.

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53. Thom Yorke wrote his 2006 single "Harrowdown Hill" about David Kelly, the British weapons expert and whistleblower.

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54. In 2006, Thom Yorke said: "It annoys me how pretty my voice is.

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55. Thom Yorke is a multi-instrumentalist; his main instruments are guitar and piano, though he uses instruments including Rhodes piano, bass guitar and drums.

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56. Thom Yorke wrote of meeting Donwood at university: "He had a better hat and suit on than me.

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57. Thom Yorke said of their relationship: "It's like brothers: we fight, but it's always okay in the end.

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58. Thom Yorke credits Godrich with helping edit his work, identifying which parts need improvement and which have potential.

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59. Thom Yorke has worked with producer Nigel Godrich on every Radiohead album since The Bends, as well as most of his solo work.

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60. Thom Yorke provided vocals for the Modeselektor tracks "The White Flash" from Happy Birthday and "Shipwreck" and "This" from Monkeytown (2011), and for the Flying Lotus tracks ".

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61. Thom Yorke cited inspiration from the 1982 Blade Runner soundtrack and music from the film's 1977 Berlin setting, such as krautrock.

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62. Thom Yorke composed music for a 2015 production of Harold Pinter's 1971 play Old Times by the Roundabout Theater Company in New York City.

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63. In 2015, Thom Yorke contributed a soundtrack, Subterranea, to an installation of Radiohead artwork, The Panic Office, in Sydney, Australia.

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64. In 2009, Thom Yorke formed Atoms for Peace to perform songs from The Eraser.

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65. In 2015, Thom Yorke performed with Godrich and audiovisual artist Tarik Barri at the Latitude Festival in the UK and the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan.

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66. In December 2014, Thom Yorke released the album on the online music platform Bandcamp along with a new single, "Youwouldn'tlikemewhenI'mangry".

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67. In September 2014, Thom Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, comprising more electronic music, via BitTorrent.

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68. In July 2009, Thom Yorke performed solo at the Latitude Festival in England.

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69. Thom Yorke released his debut solo album The Eraser in 2006 on the independent label XL Recordings, composed of mainly electronic music recorded during Radiohead's 2004 hiatus.

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70. In 1991, when Thom Yorke was 22, On a Friday signed to Parlophone and changed their name to Radiohead.

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71. Thom Yorke had wanted to apply to St John's to read English at the University of Oxford "because that's what everybody did.

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72. In late 1988, Thom Yorke left Oxford to study English and Fine Arts at the University of Exeter, which put On a Friday on hiatus aside from holiday break rehearsals.

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73. In 2014, Thom Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

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74. In 2006, Thom Yorke released his debut solo album, The Eraser, comprising mainly electronic music.

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75. Thom Yorke recently appears on BBC Radio 6 where he performed three eerie tracks from the Suspiria soundtrack and shared an hour-long mix featuring James Blake, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Szun Waves.

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76. Thom Yorke has previously released a couple of tracks—"Suspirium.

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77. Thom Yorke has shared an exclusive hour-long mix on BBC Radio 6.

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