Hitchcock, Robyn

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Name
Hitchcock, Robyn Gender: M
Robyn Rowan Hitchcock
born on 3 March 1953 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Paddington, England, 51n32, 0w12
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°21' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°52 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 04°53'



Robyn Hitchcock (at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, 6 October 2012)
photo: David Becker, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar.

After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life.

He was signed to two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album releases and live performances, and a "cult following" for his songs.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "Thank you so much to all my twitter birthday well-wishers, I wish you all well from my wishing-well xx" (posted 3 Mar 2016) [1], "Right on! My rising sign RT: @panchoballard: @RobynHitchcock Aquarius. Watery and limp" [2]. On 28 July 2016 he Tweeted "nearer 5:30 am - but who knows? Thanks for your curiosity" [3] after Scholfield requested his birth time. Year and place from England and Wales Birth Registration Index.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Soft Boys; Egyptians)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, bass guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Cultural activist)