Nick Drake

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Nicholas Rodney Drake, 19 June 1948, Rangoon, Burma, d. 25 November 1974, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England. Born in Burma into an upper middle-class background, Drake was raised in Tanworth-in-Arden, near Birmingham. Recordings made at his parents’ home in 1967 revealed a blossoming talent, indebted to Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, yet clearly a songwriter in his own right. He enrolled at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge, and during this spell met future musical associate Robert... Read more

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folk
singer-songwriter
acoustic
indie
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