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One of the most successful and popular solo female performers to come out of England during the second half of the 20th century, Kate Bush was also one of the most unusual, with her keening vocals and unusually literate and complex body of songs. Bush's music was an ambitious and idiosyncratic melange of folk rock, art rock, prog, and pop, often performed with the bold brio of a West End stage production, and her lyrics were artful meditations full of drama, fantasy, danger, and a sense of wonder at the human and natural worlds. Bush became an immediate star in the U.K. in 1978 with the release of her debut single, "Wuthering Heights" and the subsequent album The Kick Inside, when she was just 19 years old. While the crystal-clear high notes and lush melodrama of "Wuthering Heights" became her first...

Kate Bush en concert au Théâtre des Champs Elysées le 6 mai 1979.
Photos © Tony Frank
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