Kate Bush was the first female to get a number one on the U.K. charts with a song that she had written herself (Wuthering Heights – 1978). Her album ‘Never for Ever’
also made her the first-ever woman to enter the UK album chart at the number one spot.
Running Up That Hill
Hounds of Love
In 1978 Kate’s debut single Wuthering Heights topped the UK charts for four weeks.
Kate has dueted with Elton John, Prince and Stephen Fry.
Kate Bush’s dramatic vocals and exploration of the ‘art-pop’ genre has influenced many
popstars performing today such as Billy Eilish, Florence and the Machine, Bjork and Adele.
Kate is a devoted vegetarian and animal rights supporter. She was pictured wearing fur on her 2011 album Words For Snow and rushed to write an open letter to fans reassuring them the material was fake. She had previously said of fur coats “I don’t believe in wearing them.”
Kate Bush has always kept her personal life private. There are often years/decades between musical releases, and she is very rarely spotted at events, choosing to live a quiet life in South Devon instead.
Kate also studied karate in her youth and was given the nickname ‘Ee-ee’ because of the squeaky sound she made when practicing.
Listen to some of Kate Bush’s music!