David Byrne


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David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a United States resident British musician and artist, best known 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 ... more »

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  • ''To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.''
    David Byrne (b. 1952), U.S. rock musician. O Samba: Brazil Classics 2 (album), sleeve notes to compilation of Brazilian samba music (1989).
  • As I define it, rock & roll is dead. The attitude isn't dead, but the music is no longer vital. It doesn't have the same meaning. The attitude, though, is still very much alive—and it still infor...
    David Byrne (b. 1952), U.S. rock musician, composer. Quoted in Rolling Stone (New York, Dec. 1990).
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