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L’amour Looks Something Like You

Song wrtten by Kate Bush in 1977, released on Kate’s debut album The Kick Inside. A “goose moon” or “goose month”, mentioned in the song lyric, is a…

Lady Maisery

English folk vocal harmony trio composed of Hannah James (vocals, piano accordion, clogs, foot percussion) Hazel Askew (vocals, concertina, harp, bells) and Rowan Rheingans (vocals, fiddle, banjo, bansitar)….

Lake Tahoe

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her tenth studio album 50 Words For Snow in 2011. Formats Although not originally released as a single, a picture…

Landsberg, Dania

Singer, based in Tel Aviv, who is active in the alternative music scene in Israel. In July 2014 she released a cover version of Army Dreamers, as performed…

Lane, Iona

Iona Lane a singer, musician and songwriter from North West England. Iona is currently studying for a BA (Hons) Music (Folk) with a scholarship at Leeds College of…

Laswell, Greg

Born in Long Beach, California (USA), Greg Laswell moved to San Diego in 1993 and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University. From 1998 through the early 2000s, Laswell…

Late Late Show

Irish chat show, broadcast by RTE in Ireland. The first episode aired on 6 July 1962, with Gay Byrne presenting. Originally intended as light summer “filler”, the Late…

Late Show

A program on the London commercial station Capitol Radio presented by disc jockey Tony Myatt, which played the song Wuthering Heights two months before release of the single….

Launay, Nick

Born in London (UK) on 5 March 1960, Nick Launay started working at Tape One studios in London when he was 18 years old. He was trained to…

Laurie, Hugh

James Hugh Calum Laurie OBE was born on 11 June 1959 and was educated at Eton College and Selwyn College. Forced to abandon rowing during a bout of…

Lauscher

The German folk duo Lauscher was founded in the summer of 2008 by Christine Walterscheid and Dominique M. Täger. They tour through Europe in their old-fashioned transporter carrying,…

Lawson, Dave

Born in Alton, Hampshire (UK) on 25 April 1945. In the 1970s Lawson was a member of Greenslade, an English progressive rock band which formed in the autumn…

Leave It Open

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her fourth album The Dreaming. Versions Only the album version has been released officially. However, in recent years a demo…

Leaving My Tracks

For some time in the first half of the Eighties, Kate Bush considered writing an autobiography. She was asked to write a book probably as early as 1980….

Lee, Liza

Born and raised in Reading, PA (USA). When Liza was four, she began taking tap dancing lessons. She was supposed to sing at recitals, and soon took to…

Lerch, Anja

Born in Duisburg (Germany) in 1968, Anja Lerch learned to play the piano, violin, guitar and recorder during her childhood. She started to sing before she could speak….

Leroy, Nolwenn

Born as Nolwenn Le Magueresse in Saint-Renan, Brittany (France) on 28 September 1982, Nolwenn Leroy moved to Paris when she was four years old, and later to Lille…

Les Champs-Elysees Tour of Life 1979

Unofficial album release featuring a live recording of Kate’s live performance at the Theatre Des Champs Elysees Paris, France, 6 May 1979.It was released in 2014 by Heathcliff…

Les Dogs

1990 television film written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens, directed by Peter Richardson, and part of The Comic Strip Presents series of programmes. A wedding photographer becomes…

Let It Be

Song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Originally recorded by the Beatles and released as a single in March 1970, it was the title track of their…

Let The Weirdness In

Book, edited by Evan St. Jones, in which twenty-six writers present stories inspired by the magic of Kate Bush. Generations of creatives have been influenced by her work….

Leverage Models

Leverage Models was conceived in 2010 in upstate New York and emerged via an early series of cassette EPs. Over the course of each Leverage Models release, the…

Levy 9

Italian project created by Roberto Arduini, Lorenzo Carpella, Max Persona, Antonio Puntillo and Francesco Scandolari. Between 1994 and 2000, they released six singles, all of them cover versions…

Liars Dance

Liars Dance was a Swiss rock group led by singer Tom Kelly. The group was a continuation of the Tom Kelly Band, who were founded in 1980 and…

Liebrand, Ben

Born on 27 September 1960 in Nijmegen (Netherlands), Ben Liebrand began his DJ-ing career in 1976 at the age of 16 with his mobile set-up, ‘The B. Liebrand…

Life

Unofficial video with an unknown release date. The recording was made on 10 April 1979 at the Manchester Apollo. Track listing The video features the following tracks: Formats…

Lily

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her seventh album The Red Shoes. The song is devoted to Lily Cornford, a noted spiritual healer in London with…

Line, The Cross and the Curve (the)

The Line, the Cross and the Curve is a musical short film directed by and starring Kate Bush. Released in 1993, it co-starred Miranda Richardson and noted choreographer…

Linus Pauling Quartet

The Linus Pauling Quartet formed in 1994 by Steve Finley and Ramon Medina. They sought out Larry Liska and Clinton Heider to complete the line up. They released…

Lioness At Heart (A)

Printed in 1992. Limited edition unofficial LP-sized box set comprising a CD of the album Lionheart, along with a 48 page book with photographs by Gered Mankowitz, a…

Lionheart

‘Lionheart’ is Kate Bush’s second album, released by EMI Records on 10 November 1978. Like The Kick Inside before it, the album was produced by Andrew Powell. The…

Liquid Pickles

Liquid Pickles was formed in Leeds (UK) and consists of James A. Smith, Grant K. Fennell and Rob Slater. In December 2013 they released a cover version of…

Lirone

The lirone (or lira da gamba) is the bass member of the lira family of instruments that was popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, primarily…

Little Beards

Little Beards is Nan Kirkpatrick and Sean Kirkpatrick. In March 2017 they released their debut album ‘Midnight In The Garden Of Chaotic Neutral’. In April 2017, they participated…

Little Boots

Born as Victoria Christina Hesketh in Blackpool, England (UK) on 4 May 1984. From the age of five, Hesketh played the piano and began lessons at six,  eventually…

Liv Kristine

Born as Liv Kristine Espenæs in Stavanger, Norway on 14 February 1976, Liv Kristine joined the gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy in 1994 as a backing vocalist,…

Live 1979

Unofficial album, released in Japan on 21 February 2020. The recording was made on 10 April 1979 at the Manchester Apollo. Track listing The album features the following…

Live And Fruity: The Ultimate Collection

Unofficial CD, released by Orbit Records in 2002. It features various tracks taken from TV and live performances. Track listing The album consists of the following tracks: 1984…

Live At Five

Kate appeared on this local New York City television news programme, broadcast by WNBC on 17 November 1985, literally minutes after leaving a heavily attended promotional appearance at…

Live at Hammersmith 1979

Unofficial album release featuring the content of the original (official) Live at Hammersmith Odeon release, with three bonus tracks. It was released in 1989 by Neutral Zone, a…

Live at Hammersmith Odeon

Live at Hammersmith Odeon is a recording of a live performance by Kate Bush on 13 May 1979 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. It was originally released…

Live at the Hammersmith Odeon

‘Live at the Hammersmith Odeon’ is an unofficial album release featuring the content of the original (official) Live at Hammersmith Odeon release. It was released on 23 October…

Live In Bristol England 1979

Unofficial album released by Rock Solid Records in the USA in 1987. It contains a completely unedited audience recording of the show at the Hippodrome in Bristol on…

Live In Europe 79 & 80 [2LP]

Unofficial album, released by Reformation. Very poor quality sound recording, sounds as if cut from a cassette tape recording. Comes in thick plain white generic sleeve with black…

Live In Europe 79 & 80 [3LP]

Unofficial album, released by International Records. It is the first unofficial album to appear with a full colour cover. The album brings together the tracks from the album…

Live In Japan June ’78

Unofficial 7″ single, released by JAP discs. Track listing This single contains the following tracks: Moving (from the 7th Tokyo Music Festival at the Budokan on 18th June…

Live In London 1979

Unofficial album release featuring the content of the original (official) Live at Hammersmith Odeon release. It was released in 1991 by SGRS, an Italian label specializing in releasing…

Live In Paris 1979

Unofficial album. The recording seems to be an audience recording of Kate’s live performance in Paris. Track listing The album features the following tracks: Moving Saxophone Song Room…

Live On Stage 2014: Before The Dawn

Unofficial album release featuring a live recording of Kate’s Before The Dawn live performance at Eventim Apollo in London (UK) on 26 August 2014, the first night of…

Lloyd-Tucker, Colin

Colin Lloyd-Tucker started making records and performing in the 1970’s. His early work includes three albums with The Gadgets, a band that also included Matt Johnson from The…

Loau, Robyn

Born on 20 October 1972, Robyn Loau first came to prominence as a member of the Australian all girl pop group Girlfriend, with fellow vocalists Jacqui Cowell, Siobhánn…

Lochinvar

Heavy metal band from Dallas, Texas (USA), fouded by Paula Smith and Steve Rabeler. The band’s name comes from a poem by Sir Walter Scott. Rabeler left after…

London Eventim Apollo, 2014-09-13

Unofficial album release featuring a live recording of Kate’s Before The Dawn live performance at Eventim Apollo in London (UK) on 13 September 2014, the twelfth night of…

London Laserium

Site of the launch party for the album Hounds Of Love on 9 September 1985. Despite a spectacular light show in the Laserium, press coverage of the album…

Long And Winding Road (the)

Song written by Paul McCartney (and credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney). Originally released on the Beatles’ 1970 album ‘Let It Be’. McCartney originally wrote the song…

Long And Winding Road (the) [album]

Unofficial album release featuring assorted live and rare tracks. It was supposedly released in Japan. Track listing The album consists of the following tracks: Them Heavy People (from…

Looking Good, Feeling Fit

A series of programmes about health and beauty, presented by Richard Stilgoe and Gillian Reynolds on BBC television between 1980 and 1983. In the episode broadcast on 6…

Lord Of The Reedy River

Song written by Donovan Leitch. Originally recorded by Donovan, it was released on his 1971 studio album ‘H.M.S. Donovan’. Kate Bush covered the song on the B-side of…

Love and Anger

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her sixth studio album The Sensual World. It was one of the first tracks written for the album, but it…

Love As A Moving Object

Poem by Jan Conn, published in the Toronto Star on 13 May 1995. The poem mentions Kate Bush and her song Oh To Be In Love. It starts…

Luggeri, Carmelo

Born in England of Italian parents, Carmelo Luggeri was mainly self-taught with some classical training. It was whilst sitting on a beach in Italy that he first heard…

Lund Clements Churchill Trio

The Lund Clements Churchill Trio was a band based in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA), active between 2004 and 2006. Guitarist Matt Lund has studied many styles of music including…

Lunny, Dónal

Dónal Lunny was born in Tullamore on 10 March 1947. His father Frank was from Enniskillen and his mother, Mary Rogers, came from Ranafast in Donegal; they raised…

Lydon, John

John Joseph Lydon was born in London (UK) on 31 January 1956. As a child, he lived on the edge of an industrial estate and belonged to a…

Lynch, Bruce

Born in 1948 in New Zealand, Bruce Lynch arrived in the UK in the mid-1970’s. He became a commercially successful and session musician, touring extensively with Cat Stevens….

Lyra

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on the 2007 soundtrack album ‘The Golden Compass’ from the film of the same name. It is used in the closing…