Personalities | Robert Wyatt | Eighties | Rock
(Drums, singer-songwriter, b. 1945)
Wyatt became drummer and vocalist with jazz-rockers Soft Machine. Forming Matching Mole in 1971, he overcame being wheelchair-bound after an accident to record solo classics such as Rock Bottom (1975), and had an unlikely hit single with The Monkees’ ‘I’m A Believer’. In 1983, he charted again with Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’. 2003’s Cuckooland proved his continuing creativity. His expressive vocals can be heard guesting with many artists, including Björk and Dave Gilmour. He is a leftfield icon in British music.
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