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Fish Gender: M
Dick, Derek William
born on 25 April 1958 at 17:07 (= 5:07 PM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°57' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°08'


Scottish musician, a vocalist and songwriter, bombastic front-man with the progressive rock band "Marillion" from January 1981. The band had steady gigs, gaining a following until hitting the charts in late 1982. Their most successful album, "Misplaced Childhood" topped the charts the week of its release, June 1985. Fish lost his voice in September 1985 thru November, causing the band to cancel a 25-date concert tour. In September 1988, with his voice recovered, he announced his intention to pursue a solo career, leaving the band.

Fish arrived with his nickname by a landlady who accused him of wallowing in the bath like a fish as a youth.


  • Social : Joined group January 1981 (Joined the rock group Marillion)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Gain social status 1982 (Songs hit the charts, gain of popularity)
  • Work : Gain social status June 1985 (Album hits the charts)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Left group September 1988 (Left the group for solo career)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Frank Clifford quotes Caroline Gerard for B.C., British Entertainers 1997


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International performances)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role (Solo work)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical group)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Nickname, Fish)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Marillion)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Vocalist, lead singer)