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Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe, (born March 24, 1949) is a rock and roll singer-songwriter. Born in Walton-On-Thames[?], England, he began his recording career in 1966 as a member of Kippington Lodge, founded with his friend Brinsley Schwarz, which released a few singles on Parlophone. Three years later Kippington Lodge had changed its name to Brinsley Schwarz and its musical focus to country- and blues-rock. Lowe's best-known song from the Brinsley Schwarz era is probably "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", which was a major hit for Elvis Costello in the early 1980s.

In 1976, he released "So It Goes" b/w "Heart of the City", the first single on the Stiff Records label where he was in-house producer. On this and other labels, Lowe would go on to produce The Damned's Damned Damned Damned and many albums by Elvis Costello, including My Aim Is True, This Year's Model, and Armed Forces.

As a member of Rockpile[?] with Dave Edmunds, Lowe released Seconds of Pleasure in 1980, featuring "When I Write The Book" and "Teacher Teacher".

Nick Lowe's solo albums over the years have included Pure Pop for Now People (1978), Jesus of Cool (1978), Labour of Lust (1979), Nick the Knife (1982), The Abominable Showman (1983), Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit (1984), The Rose of England (1985), Pinker and Prouder than Previous (1988), Party of One (1990), The Impossible Bird (1994), Dig My Mood (1998), and The Convincer (1991). Other well-known songs by Lowe include: "Cruel to Be Kind", "I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock'N'Roll", "I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass" and "All Men Are Liars".

Web site (not official): http://www.nicklowe.com/



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