David Byrne





David Byrne


Born
in Dumbarton, Scotland, The United Kingdom
May 14, 1952

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David Byrne is a musician and artist most associated with his role as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Before going there, my knowledge of China was very limited—and probably a bit unconventional for an American. I grew up in a hippie household in the ‘70s, where my extremely left-lea...

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Average rating: 3.80 · 14,142 ratings · 1,434 reviews · 56 distinct works · Similar authors
How Music Works

3.95 avg rating — 8,933 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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Bicycle Diaries

3.44 avg rating — 4,057 ratings — published 2008 — 28 editions
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Arboretum

3.98 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2006
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The New Sins

3.69 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Your Action World

3.97 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1999
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Strange Ritual

3.92 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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True Stories

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E.E.E.I.

4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2003
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What the Songs Look Like

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1987
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Stay Up Late

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4.40 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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“Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”
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“I don't care how impossible it seems.”
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“The two biggest self-deceptions of all are that life has a 'meaning'and each of us is unique.”
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