Nicholas Rodney Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and a student at the University of Cambridge. He released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums—Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release. His reluctance to perform live, or be interviewed, contributed to his lack of commercial success. There is no known video footage of the adult Drake; he was only ever captured in still photographs and in home footage from his childhood. Drake suffered from depression, particularly during the latter part of his life, a fact often reflected in his lyrics.
|Birth name||Nicholas Rodney Drake|
|Born||June 19, 1948, Rangoon, Burma|
|Died||November 25, 1974, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England|
|Genres||Folk, folk rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, clarinet, saxophone|
Posthumously famous English folk singer-songwriter for songs such as "Pink Moon" and "Black Eyed Dog".
He achieved the world record for the 100-yard dash and was a high school rugby star.
He released three albums before his death: Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, and Pink Moon.
His sister's name is Gabrielle.
Lucinda Williams [Country Singer] performed a cover of his song "Which Will".
Nick Drake Category. Burials in Warwickshire. People with insomnia. People educated at Eagle House School. Drug-related suicides in England. Aix-Marseille University alumni. Acoustic guitarists. People with mood disorders. English folk guitarists. Fingerstyle guitarists. English folk musicians. English folk singers. Musicians who committed suicide. Alumni of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Island Records artists. English male singer-songwriters. People educated at Marlborough College. 20th-century English singers