Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock



Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter[1] and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar.

After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Syd Barrett and Roger McGuinn. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life.

He has recorded for two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album releases and live performances, and a "cult following"[1] for his songs.



Raymond and The Wires
Raymond and The Wires is a song by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on March 24, 2017.
Mad Shelley's Letterbox
Mad Shelley's Letterbox is a song by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on February 24, 2017.
I Want to Tell You About What I Want
I Want to Tell You About What I Want is a song by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on February 1, 2017.
Percy is a 1971 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas starring Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland.The film is based on a novel of the same name by Raymond Hitchcock (father of musician Robyn Hitchcock), and is today remembered for its soundtrack by The Kinks.

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Popular Live Albums1

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Spotify is being sued by Tom Petty publisher for using thousands of songs without a license
  –  January 4, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock, one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers has announced a date for The Workman’s Club, Dublin on June 1, 2018. Multi-Brit Award winning artist and former Westlife member, Mark Feehily will launch ...
20 great songs and albums that 2017's best-of lists forgot
  –  January 2, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift—"Love Is a Drag" b/w "Life Is Change" The singer-songwriter couple deploy gorgeous harmonies and funereal tempos to lull you into such repose that when their brutal truth-telling about love and life inevitably cuts you to ...
JOHNNY VINYL: Rock and roll isn’t dead — it’s just gone underground
  –  December 28, 2017
What it is — it’s one of the most poignant collections of music to come out this year. 7. Robyn Hitchcock: “Robyn Hitchcock” Robyn Hitchcock’s 21st solo release is his first eponymous album. His career is what Syd Barrett’s should have been.
Bill’s Indie Basement (12/15): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
  –  December 15, 2017
As you can see from the press photo provided, he has indeed withered into a sad approximation of Sam Elliott, forced to wear rags given away by Robyn Hitchcock’s seamstress. There is, however, apparently some unreleased material from his salad days that ...
A Perfect Circle, Robyn Hitchcock highlight concert weekend
  –  November 16, 2017
A Perfect Circle rounds out the Petersen Events Center's concert year Friday. The hard-rock band began as a side project for Maynard James Keenan of Tool, which sold out The Pete this past May. A Perfect Circle also features Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide ...


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