Saturday, June 19, 2010
Singer-songwriter Nick Drake was born on this day in 1948; he died of a drugs overdose* in November 1974 at the age of 26 having recorded only three records: Five Leaves Left (1969), Bryter Layter (1970), and Pink Moon (1972). Oh, but what records they are! That Nick Drake died so young is a shame; that his sweet voice and sensitive thoughts live on is a testament to the power of art.
This is the first part of a 2004 documentary called A Skin Too Few, about his life and work; it was not the first tribute he received, though. In 1985 The Dream Academy dedicated their smash hit song Life in a Northern Town to Drake and his memory.
*Amitriptyline, prescribed as an anti-depressant.
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