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Kate Bush

(1958-), Singer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Singer-songwriter, signed to her record company at 16 having already composed 200 songs. She was the first female British singer to top the charts with a self-composed song Wuthering Heights (1978). Her four-octave voice and use of mime make her a compelling and unique star. Other major hits include Babooshka, Running Up That Hill and a duet with Peter Gabriel, Dont Give up (1986).

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Kate Bush, by Gered Mankowitz - NPG x88065

Kate Bush

by Gered Mankowitz
R-type colour print, 1978
NPG x88065

Kate Bush, by Gered Mankowitz - NPG x125369

Kate Bush

by Gered Mankowitz
C-type colour print, 1978
NPG x125369

Kate Bush, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x126911

Kate Bush

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, December 1980
NPG x126911

Kate Bush, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x127784

Kate Bush

by Trevor Leighton
C-type colour print, 2005
NPG x127784



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