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Badly Drawn Boy (1970-), Musician; known as Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough)

Sitter in 1 portrait
Born in 1970 in Manchester, Gough founded the record label 'Twisted Nerve' in 1997 with partner Andy Votel and in that year released his first single EP1. Quickly establishing a cult following, EP2 and EP3 were released in 1998. Several compilations and singles followed including a contribution to James Lavelle's U.N.K.L.E album, Psyence Fiction. In 2000 Gough's first album, The Hour of the Bewilderbeast won the Mercury Music Prize. Recent album releases include the About a Boy soundtrack (2002) and Have You Fed the Fish? (2002). More commonly known as 'Badly Drawn Boy', a name inspired by the TV cartoon Sam and his Magic Ball.

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Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough)

by Spiros Politis
C-type colour print, June 2002
NPG x125675