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David Byrne
David Byrne
(/bɜːrn/; born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American musician[2][3] who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads (1975–1991). Byrne is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for his distinctive voice. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction and non-fiction. He has received Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career

2.1 Talking Heads: 1975–1991 2.2 Solo album career: 1979–1981, 1989–present 2.3 Work in theatre and film: 1981–present 2.4 Other musical contributions: 1990–present

3 Other work 4 Personal life

4.1 Relationships 4.2 Cycling

5 Works 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life[edit] David Byrne
David Byrne
was born 14 May 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland, to parents Tom (from Lambhill, Glasgow) and Emma. He is the elder of two children. Two years after his birth, his parents moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, United States, when he was 8 or 9 years old. His father worked as an electronics engineer at Westinghouse. His mother later became a teacher. The family had left Scotland
Scotland
in part because work for his father's engineering skills was in short supply and in part because of the tensions in the wider family involved in his parents' 'mixed marriage', his father being Catholic and his mother being Presbyterian. Byrne recounted these events when he appeared on Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs
on BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
on 18 March 2018.[4] Before high school, Byrne already knew how to play the guitar, accordion, and violin. He was rejected from his middle school's choir because they claimed he was "off-key and too withdrawn". From a young age, he had a strong interest in music. His parents say that he would constantly play his phonograph from age three, and he learned how to play the harmonica at age five.[5] In his journals, he says, "I was a peculiar young man—borderline Asperger's, I would guess".[6][7] His father used his electrical engineering skills to modify a reel-to-reel tape recorder so that Byrne could make multi-track recordings[8] Music career[edit] Talking Heads: 1975–1991[edit] Main article: Talking Heads

As part of Talking Heads, 1978

Byrne graduated from Lansdowne High School
Lansdowne High School
in southwest Baltimore County. He started his musical career in a high school band called Revelation, then between 1971 and 1972, he was one half of a duo named Bizadi with Marc Kehoe. Their repertoire consisted mostly of songs such as "April Showers", "96 Tears", "Dancing on the Ceiling" and Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
songs. Byrne attended the Rhode Island School of Design (during the 1970–71 term) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (during the 1971–72 term) before dropping out. He returned to Providence in 1973 and formed a band called the Artistics with fellow RISD student Chris Frantz.[9] The band dissolved in 1974. Byrne moved to New York City
New York City
in May that year and was joined by Frantz and his girlfriend Tina Weymouth
Tina Weymouth
in September. Unable to find a bass player in New York, Frantz and Byrne persuaded Weymouth to learn to play the bass guitar. Byrne gave her lessons. While working day jobs in late 1974, they were contemplating a band. By January 1975, they were practicing and playing together, while still working normal day jobs. They founded the band Talking Heads
Talking Heads
and had their first gig in June.[10][11] Byrne quit his day job in May 1976 and the three-piece band signed to Sire Records in November. Multi-instrumentalist
Multi-instrumentalist
Jerry Harrison
Jerry Harrison
joined the band in 1977. The band released eight studio albums before going into hiatus in 1988. Byrne desired to go solo, but it took three years until 1991 to announce that the band was breaking up. A brief reunion for a single "Sax and Violins" in 1991 occurred before dissolving again. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2002, when they reunited to play four tracks, including "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House".[12] Solo album career: 1979–1981, 1989–present[edit]

Byrne at London's Royal Festival Hall, 2009

During his time in the band, Byrne took on outside projects, collaborating with Brian Eno
Brian Eno
during 1979 and 1981 on the album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which attracted considerable critical acclaim due to its early use of analogue sampling and found sounds. Following this record, Byrne focused his attention on Talking Heads. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was re-released for its 25th anniversary in early 2006, with new bonus tracks. In keeping with the spirit of the original album, stems for two of the songs' component tracks were released under Creative Commons
Creative Commons
licenses and a remix contest site was launched. Rei Momo
Rei Momo
(1989) was the first solo album by Byrne after leaving Talking Heads, and features mainly Afro-Cuban, Afro-Hispanic, and Brazilian song styles including popular dances including merengue, son cubano, samba, mambo, cumbia, cha-cha-chá, bomba and charanga. His third solo album, Uh-Oh (1992), featured a brass section and was driven by catchy tracks such as "Girls on My Mind" and "The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now)". His fourth solo album, titled David Byrne (1994), was a more proper rock record, with Byrne playing most of the instruments on it, leaving percussion for session musicians. "Angels" and "Back in the Box" were the two main singles released from the album. The first one entered the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, reaching No. 24. For his fifth studio effort the emotional Feelings (1997), Byrne employed a brass orchestra called Black Cat Orchestra. His sixth Look into the Eyeball
Look into the Eyeball
(2001) continued the same musical exploration of Feelings, but was compiled of more upbeat tracks, like those found on Uh-Oh. Grown Backwards
Grown Backwards
(2004), released by Nonesuch Records, used orchestral string arrangements, and includes two operatic arias as well as a rework of X-Press 2 collaboration "Lazy". He also launched a North American and Australian tour with the Tosca Strings. This tour ended with Los Angeles, San Diego
San Diego
and New York shows in August 2005. He has also collaborated with Selena
Selena
for her 1995 album Dreaming Of You with "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)" in 1995.[citation needed] Byrne and Eno reunited for his eighth album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (2008).[13] He assembled a band to tour worldwide for the album for a six-month period from late 2008 through early 2009 on the Songs of David Byrne
David Byrne
and Brian Eno
Brian Eno
Tour. In 2012 he released a collaborative album with American singer songwriter St. Vincent called Love This Giant. In January 2018, Byrne announced his first solo album in 14 years, American Utopia, to be released in March through Todo Mundo and Nonesuch Records. He also released the album's first single, "Everybody's Coming to My House", which he co-wrote with Eno.[14] Work in theatre and film: 1981–present[edit] Byrne was impressed by the experimental theatre that he saw in New York City in the 1970s. He collaborated with several of its best-known representatives. He worked with Robert Wilson on "The Knee Plays" and "The Forest", and invited Spalding Gray (of The Wooster Group) to act in "True Stories", while Meredith Monk provided a small part of that film's soundtrack. Byrne provided a soundtrack for JoAnne Akalaitis' film "Dead End Kids", made after a Mabou Mines theatre production. Byrne's artistic outlook has a great deal in common with the work of these artists.[15] In 1981, Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring music he wrote that appeared on his album The Catherine Wheel for a ballet with the same name, prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics. Productions of The Catherine Wheel appeared on Broadway that same year. In Spite of Wishing and Wanting
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting
is a soundscape David Byrne produced for the Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus's dance company Ultima Vez. In 1991, Byrne released a classical instrumental album The Forest, where some of the tracks were already featured as a score for 1988 Robert Wilson theatre piece of the same name. His work has been extensively used in film soundtracks, most notably in collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
and Cong Su on Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. In 2004, Lead Us Not into Temptation
Lead Us Not into Temptation
(music from the film "Young Adam") included tracks and musical experiments from his score to Young Adam. Byrne also wrote, directed, and starred in True Stories, a musical collage of discordant Americana released in 1986, as well as producing most of the film's music. Byrne also directed the documentary Île Aiye and the concert film of his 1992 Latin-tinged tour titled Between the Teeth. He was chiefly responsible for the stage design and choreography of Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense
in 1984. Byrne added "Loco de Amor" with Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz
to Jonathan Demme's 1986 film Something Wild. Byrne wrote the Dirty Dozen Brass Band-inspired score for Robert Wilson's Opera The Knee Plays from The Civil Wars: A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down. Some of the music from Byrne's orchestral album The Forest was originally used in a Wilson-directed theatre piece with the same name. The Forest premiered at the Theater der Freien Volksbühne, Berlin in 1988. It received its New York premiere in December 1988 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music
(BAM). The Forestry Maxi-single contained dance and industrial remixes of pieces from The Forest by Jack Dangers, Rudy Tambala, and Anthony Capel. In late 2005, Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
began work on Here Lies Love, a disco opera or song cycle about the life of Imelda Marcos, the controversial former First Lady of the Philippines. Some music from this piece was debuted at Adelaide Festival
Adelaide Festival
of Arts in Australia in February 2006 and the following year at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
on 3 February 2007. In 2008, Byrne released Big Love: Hymnal – his soundtrack to season two of Big Love. These two albums constituted the first releases on his personal independent record label Todo Mundo. Byrne and Brian Eno
Brian Eno
provided the soundtrack for the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.[16] In 2015, Byrne organized Contemporary Color, two arena concerts in Brooklyn (NYC) and in Toronto, for which he brought in ten musical acts who teamed up with ten color guard groups. The concerts were made into a documentary film (2016), directed by Bill and Turner Ross, and produced by Byrne.[17] Other musical contributions: 1990–present[edit] Byrne has contributed songs to five AIDS benefit compilation albums produced by the Red Hot Organization: Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter, Red Hot + Rio, Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin, Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon, and Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip. Byrne appeared as a guest vocalist/guitarist for 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs
during their MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
concert, though the songs in which he is featured were cut from their following album. One of them, "Let the Mystery Be", appeared as the fourth track on 10,000 Maniacs' CD single "Few and Far Between". In 1992 he performed with Richard Thompson. Their joint acoustic concert at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights, New York on 24 March, produced the album An Acoustic Evening which was released the same year.[18] Byrne worked with Latin superstar Selena in March 1995; writing, producing and singing a bilingual duet titled "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)." This became the last song Selena recorded before she was murdered on 31 March. It was included on the singer's posthumous album Dreaming of You. In 1997, Byrne was the host of Sessions at West 54th during its second of three seasons and collaborated with members of Devo
Devo
and Morcheeba
Morcheeba
to record the album Feelings.

Byrne playing, Austin City Limits, 2008

In 2001 a version of Byrne's single "Like Humans Do", edited to remove its drug reference, was selected by Microsoft
Microsoft
as the sample music for Windows XP
Windows XP
to demonstrate Windows Media Player.[19][20] In 2002, he co-wrote and provided vocals for a track, "Lazy" by X-Press 2, which reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom and number-one on the US Dance Charts. Byrne said in an interview on BBC Four
BBC Four
Sessions coverage of his Union Chapel performance that "Lazy" was number-one in Syria. The track later featured with orchestral arrangements on his Grown Backwards
Grown Backwards
(2004) album. In 2006, his singing was featured on "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter" on The Cosmic Game by Thievery Corporation. He is featured on the tracks "Money" and "The People Tree", on N.A.S.A.'s 2009 album The Spirit of Apollo. Also in 2009, Byrne appeared on HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS
charity album Dark Was the Night
Dark Was the Night
for Red Hot Organization. He collaborated with Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors
on the song "Knotty Pine". In the same year, Byrne performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. He also was a signator of a letter protesting the decision of the Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
to choose Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
as the subject of its inaugural City-to-City Spotlight strand.[21] In 2007, Byrne provided a cover of the Fiery Furnaces' song "Ex-Guru" for a compilation to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of Thrill Jockey, a Chicago-based record label. In 2008, Byrne and his production team turned the Battery Maritime Building, a 99-year-old ferry terminal in Manhattan, into a playable musical instrument.[22] The structure was connected electronically to a pipe organ and made playable for a piece called "Playing the Building".[1] This project was previously installed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005,[23] and later at the London Roundhouse in 2009. It bears similarities to a series of installations created by New Zealand and Detroit based artists Alastair Galbraith and Matt De Genaro, which were recorded on their 1998 record Wire Music and on the 2006 follow-up Long Wires in Dark Museums, Vol. 2. Byrne says that the point of the project was to allow people to experience art first hand, by creating music with the organ, rather than simply looking at it.[24] In April 2008, Byrne took part in the Paul Simon
Paul Simon
retrospective concert series at BAM performing "You Can Call Me Al" and "I Know What I Know" from Simon's Graceland album.[25] In 2008, Byrne collaborated with the Brighton Port Authority, composing the music and singing the lyrics for "Toe Jam". In May 2011, Byrne contributed backing vocals to the Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
track "Speaking in Tongues" which appeared on the deluxe edition of their 2010 album The Suburbs.[26] Jherek Bischoff' 2012 album Composed features Byrne on the track "Eyes". In March 2013, he debuted a fully staged production of his 2010 concept album Here Lies Love
Here Lies Love
at New York's Public Theater, directed by Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers following its premiere at MoCA earlier in the year. In May 2014, Byrne announced his involvement with Anna Calvi's EP, Strange Weather, collaborating with her on two songs: a cover of Keren Ann's "Strange Weather" and Connan Mockasin's "I'm the Man, That Will Find You".[27] In August 2016, Byrne was featured on "Snoopies" on the Kickstarter-funded album, and the Anonymous Nobody... by De La Soul.[28] Other work[edit] Byrne founded the world music record label Luaka Bop
Luaka Bop
in 1990. It was originally created to release Latin American compilations, but it has grown to include music from Cuba, Africa, the Far East and beyond, releasing the work of artists such as Cornershop, Os Mutantes, Los De Abajo, Jim White, Zap Mama, Tom Zé, Los Amigos Invisibles
Los Amigos Invisibles
and King Changó.[29][30] In 2003, Byrne guest starred as himself on The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(season 14) episode, Dude, Where's My Ranch?. In 2005, Byrne initiated his own internet radio station, Radio David Byrne.[31] Each month, Byrne posts a playlist of music he likes, linked by themes or genres. Byrne's playlists have included African popular music, country music classics, vox humana, classical opera and film scores from Italian movies. In 2006, Byrne released Arboretum, a sketchbook facsimile of his Tree Drawings, published by McSweeney's. Byrne is a visual artist whose work has been shown in contemporary art galleries and museums around since the 1990s. Represented by the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. In 2010 his original artwork was in the exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl at the Nasher Museum of Art
Nasher Museum of Art
at Duke University.[32] Personal life[edit] Relationships[edit] Byrne had a brief affair with Toni Basil
Toni Basil
in 1981[33] and he dated Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp
between 1981 and 1982.[33] While visiting Japan in 1982,[34] Byrne met costume designer Adelle Lutz, and they married in 1987.[35] They have a daughter, Malu Abeni Valentine Byrne, born in 1989.[36] Byrne and Lutz divorced in 2004.[37] After his divorce, he became romantically involved with art curator and Gagosian Gallery sales director Louise Neri.[38] He also had a relationship with the artist Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
from 2007 to 2011.[39] Although a resident of the United States
United States
since childhood, Byrne was a British citizen until 2012, when he became a dual citizen of the UK and the US.[40][41] He lives in New York City. His father, Thomas, died in October 2013. His mother, Emma, died on 25 June 2014.[42] Cycling[edit] Byrne is known for his activism in support of increased cycling and for having used a bike as his main means of transport throughout his life, especially cycling around New York.[43] In Los Angeles, Byrne drives a Citroën DS, but in New York he does not drive a car.[44][45] Byrne says that he began cycling while he was in high school and returned to it as an adult in the late 1970s. He likes the freedom and exhilaration cycling gives him. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries.[46] In August 2009, Byrne auctioned his Montague folding bike to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign. In 2008, Byrne designed a series of bicycle parking racks in the form of image outlines corresponding to the areas in which they were located, such as a dollar sign for Wall Street
Wall Street
and an electric guitar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Byrne worked with a manufacturer that constructed the racks in exchange for the right to sell them later as art. The racks remained on the streets for about a year.[47] Works[edit] Further information: Talking Heads
Talking Heads
and Talking Heads
Talking Heads
discography Solo studio albums Main article: David Byrne
David Byrne
discography

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (with Brian Eno) (1981) Rei Momo
Rei Momo
(1989) Uh-Oh (1992) David Byrne
David Byrne
(1994) Feelings (1997) Look into the Eyeball
Look into the Eyeball
(2001) Grown Backwards
Grown Backwards
(2004) Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
(with Brian Eno) (2008) Here Lies Love
Here Lies Love
(with Norman Cook) (2010) Love This Giant
Love This Giant
(with St. Vincent) (2012) American Utopia
American Utopia
(2018)

Books[48]

True Stories (1986) Strange Ritual, Chronicle Books (1995) Your Action World (1999) The New Sins (Los Nuevos Pecados) (2001) David Byrne
David Byrne
Asks You: What Is It? Smart Art Press (2002) Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information with DVD (2003) Arboretum, (2006) Bicycle Diaries (2009) How Music Works
How Music Works
(2012)

Film

Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense
– Concert film from Talking Heads
Talking Heads
tour (1984) True Stories (1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
Soundtrack
Soundtrack
(1987) Ile Aiye (The House of Life) – Documentary (1989) Between the Teeth – Live (1994) Ride, Rise, Roar
Ride, Rise, Roar
– Concert documentary from Songs of David Byrne
David Byrne
and Brian Eno
Brian Eno
Tour (2010)[49] This Must Be the Place (2011)

References[edit]

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Dumbarton
Road to Nowhere". Retrieved 21 December 2012. one of Scotland's most famous expats  ^ Grant, Richard (16 March 2009). "David Byrne: stay hungry". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 21 December 2012. born in Dumbarton, Scotland
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(a point of pride, like his British passport)  ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vz6r1 ^ ""Rock's Renaissance Man." TIME Magazine. October 27, 1986". Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2017. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) . Retrieved 11 January 2010. ^ Indie Rock's Patron Saint Inspires a New Flock – Referencing Bryne's April 15, 2006 journal entry. New York Times, By Will Hermes, January 14, 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2010. ^ " David Byrne
David Byrne
Journal: 4.15.06: Military revolt, back pages". Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2006. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) . Retrieved 11 January 2010. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vz6r1 ^ Gittins, Ian, Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime : the Stories Behind Every Song, Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004, p. 140 ISBN 0-634-08033-4, ISBN 978-0-634-08033-3. ^ Isola, Gregory (March 1997). "Tina Talks Heads, Tom Toms, and How to Succeed at Bass Without Really Trying". Bass Player. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2013.  ^ Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 May 2013 ^ "2002 Induction Ceremony". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and Museum. Retrieved 15 May 2013.  ^ "Tour Dates for David Byrne
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– Songs of David Byrne
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and Brian Eno". David Byrne. 4 August 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2010.  ^ "David Byrne's New Album, American Utopia, Due March 9 on Todomundo / Nonesuch Records". Nonesuch Records. 8 January 2018.  ^ Steenstra, Sytze (2010). Song and Circumstance. New York and London: Continuum Books. pp. 93–137. ISBN 978-08264-4168-3.  ^ Legel, Laremy (23 September 2010). "Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps". Film.com. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013.  ^ Contemporary Color http://www.contemporarycolor.com/. Retrieved 8 December 2017.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ [1] ^ David Byrne
David Byrne
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Windows XP
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Windows XP
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Tel Aviv
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David Byrne
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Further reading[edit]

Steenstra, Sytze (2010), Song and circumstance : the work of David Byrne
David Byrne
from Talking Heads
Talking Heads
to the present, Continuum, ISBN 978-0-8264-4168-3  Howell, John; Byrne, David (1992), David Byrne, Thunder's Mouth Press, ISBN 978-1-56025-031-9  Gittins, Ian (2004), Talking Heads
Talking Heads
once in a lifetime : the stories behind every song, Carlton, ISBN 978-1-84442-671-3 

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David Byrne

Discography

Studio albums

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Rei Momo Uh-Oh David Byrne Feelings Look into the Eyeball Grown Backwards Everything That Happens Will Happen Today Love This Giant American Utopia

Live albums

David Byrne
David Byrne
Live at Union Chapel Live from Austin, Texas Everything That Happens Will Happen on This Tour – David Byrne on Tour: Songs of David Byrne
David Byrne
and Brian Eno Live at Carnegie Hall

Soundtracks

The Catherine Wheel Music for "The Knee Plays" Sounds from True Stories The Last Emperor The Forest The Visible Man In Spite of Wishing and Wanting Lead Us Not into Temptation The Knee Plays Big Love: Hymnal Here Lies Love This Must Be the Place

Singles

"The Jezebel Spirit" "The Forestry" "Like Humans Do" "Strange Overtones" "One Fine Day" "Toe Jam"

Related articles

Talking Heads Ride, Rise, Roar Songs of David Byrne
David Byrne
and Brian Eno
Brian Eno
Tour Love This Giant
Love This Giant
Tour Luaka Bop Playing the Building How Music Works

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Talking Heads

David Byrne Chris Frantz Jerry Harrison Tina Weymouth

Studio albums

Talking Heads: 77 More Songs About Buildings and Food Fear of Music Remain in Light Speaking in Tongues Little Creatures True Stories Naked

Live albums

The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

Compilations

Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime The Best of Talking Heads Talking Heads Bonus Rarities and Outtakes

Singles

"Love → Building on Fire" "Psycho Killer" "Take Me to the River" "Life During Wartime" "I Zimbra" "Cities" "Crosseyed and Painless" "Once in a Lifetime" "Houses in Motion" "Burning Down the House" "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" "Girlfriend Is Better" "Road to Nowhere" "And She Was" "Wild Wild Life" "Blind" "(Nothing But) Flowers" "Sax and Violins"

Other songs

"Heaven" "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)"

Filmography

Stop Making Sense True Stories Storytelling Giant

Related articles

Discography How Music Works "King's Lead Hat" My Life in the Bush of Ghosts No Talking, Just Head Sounds from True Stories Tom Tom Club

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music

Al Carmines/ Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Galt MacDermot (1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1976) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1977) Cy Coleman/ Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1980) Maury Yeston (1982) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1983) Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Larry Grossman (1985) Rupert Holmes (1986) Noel Gay/ Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1988) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1990) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1991) Erik Frandsen, Michael Garin, Paul Lockheart and Robert Hipkins (1992) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1997) Stephen Flaherty (1998) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Andrew Lippa
Andrew Lippa
(2000) David Yazbek (2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Jeanine Tesori (2004) Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
(2007) Stew and Heidi Rodewald (2008) Elton John
Elton John
(2009) David Bryan
David Bryan
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(2012) David Byrne
David Byrne
and Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
(2013) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
(2016) David Yazbek (2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Score

1940s

Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)

1960s

The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969)

1970s

Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979)

1980s

The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1999)

2000s

Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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