Birthday – KATE BUSH (63)
Catherine Bush CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, dancer, songwriter, and record producer.
Bush began writing songs at 11. She was signed to EMI Records after Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour helped produce a demo tape.
In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song.
She has since released 25 UK Top 40 singles and all 10 of her studio albums reached the UK Top 10
She has been nominated for 13 British Phonographic Industry accolades (winning for Best British Female Artist in 1987), and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
In 2002, she was recognized with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
In October 2017 she was nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.