Nicholas Rodney Drake Born: 1948/06/19
Birth Place: Rangoon, Burma
Years Active: 1969–1974
Nick Drake (born Nicholas Rodney Drake, June 19, 1948 – November 25, 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. Best known for his somber guitar based songs, Drake was also proficient at piano, clarinet and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, his work gradually achieved wider notice and recognition and he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, “Five Leaves Left,” in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums “Bryter Layter” and “Pink Moon.” None sold more than 5,000 copies on their initial relea...
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