Personalities | James Blunt | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1974)

A former member of the British army, Blunt (real name James Blount) served until 2003 (once at the Queen Mother’s funeral) and took songs he had written on duty in Kosovo into the studio. The piano balladry of ‘You’re Beautiful’ (2005) received so much airplay in the UK it moved up the charts (a rare occurrence), then remained at No. 1 for six weeks. Back To Bedlam was mined for singles, 2007 follow-up All The Lost Souls predictably proving less successful though ‘1973’ was a Europe-wide hit.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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