Tori Amos

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists singer-songwriter alternative piano rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Myra Ellen Amos, 22 August 1963, Newton, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter Amos was compared early in her career to everyone from Kate Bush to Joni Mitchell. She began playing the piano aged two-and-a-half, and was enrolled in Baltimore’s elite Peabody Institute as a five-year-old prodigy. Legend has it that she was formally ejected for ‘playing by ear’ the songs of John Lennon and the Doors, following six years study. After failing an audition to gain re-entry, Amos concentrated on the bar circuit of Washington, DC, which she continued to do throughout her high-school years, gradually moving to better venues and adding her own material. In 1980, aged 17, she released (under her real name, Ellen Amos) her first single ‘Baltimore’/‘Walking With You’ on the MEA label (named after her own initials). She favoured cover versions such as Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You’, Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’...

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