One of the most significant new wave artists to break through in America, David Byrne celebrates his 70th birthday on May 14th, 2022.
Although culturally recognised as an American, David was actually born in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1952. His family moved west when he was 2 years old, initially to Canada and subsequently to the United States, making their home in Arbutus, Maryland.
The band that would make David’s name, Talking Heads, got together in 1975 and by the end of the following year they were signed to Sire Records. The hits started with Psycho Killer and Take Me To The River, before their big breakthrough came with Burning Down The House in 1978. They continued until 1988, in which time they released eight albums.
After Talking Heads officially disbanded in 1991 David continued to work on solo projects, mainly in music, but also in theatre, film and television. He has a slew of Awards including an Oscar, a Tony, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Grammy and his place in the pantheon of music greats was cemented with induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Talking Heads.
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