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Ra Ra Riot

American indie rock band from Syracuse, NY (USA), formed in 2006. After some intensive touring, they released their debut album ‘The Rhumb Line’ in 2008. The album features…

Raft, George

Born as George Ranft in New York City (USA) on 26 September 1895. American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the…

Ran Tan Waltz

Song written by Kate Bush. The tone of the song is rather comic, while switching traditional gender roles. A young husband is left home holding the baby while…

Rapido

Rapido is a BBC2 television show which ran from 1988 to 1992, and was presented by Antoine de Caunes. The show also ran in over 14 countries worldwide….

Rarities

Unofficial album, released by Five Dollar Records on 2000. The album consists of rare tracks, mostly B-sides from singles and live recordings taken from various sources. Track listing…

Raw Thrills (Insted)

Raw Thrills (Insted) is a music project by Zak Mering. In 2007, they released the album ‘Sound Travels’, which included a cover version of Wuthering Heights, featuring vocals…

Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz was a music-based children’s television programme that ran on ITV between 2 June 1981 and 2 January 1987. The programme featured games such as Popscotch (where children…

Re-touch

Anonymous Italian dance act, which released a cover version of Running Up That Hill in 2006, featuring vocals by Gisella Cozzo, an Australian-born Italian singer. The track was…

Reaching Out

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her sixth studio album The Sensual World in 1989. Cover versions ‘Reaching Out’ was covered by E-Clypse featuring Emma Price,…

Record Collector

British monthly music magazine. It was founded in 1980 and distributes worldwide. The first standalone issue of Record Collector was published in March 1980, although it originally started…

Red Shoes (the)

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her seventh album The Red Shoes. Also released as a single by EMI Records in the UK on 4 April…

Red Shoes (the) [1948 film]

British drama film written, directed and produced by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers. The film is about a ballerina who…

Red Shoes (the) [album]

Seventh album by Kate Bush, released by EMI Records on 2 November 1993. The album was written, composed and produced by Kate. The album was inspired by the…

Reed, Teri

Senior engineer at Odyssey Studios on sessions for the album The Dreaming (incorrectly credited as assistant engineer in the liner notes for the album). Other albums he was…

Reich, Peter

Peter Reich, son of the controversial Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, who died in a US jail in 1957, was born in New York in 1944. After his father’s…

Reich, Wilhelm

Born in Dobzau, Galicia (then part of Austria-Hungary) on 24 March 1897, Wilhelm Reich became a psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud….

Remastered

Compilation box sets, released on 16 November 2018 and 30 November 2018. It comprises the ten albums released by Kate Bush until then, with four additional albums of…

Remixes Collection Part 1

Unofficial album, containing a selection of fanmade and unofficial remixes of Kate Bush tracks. Track listing The album consists of the following tracks: Running Up That Hill (Louis…

Remixes Collection Part 2

Unofficial album, containing a selection of fanmade and unofficial remixes of Kate Bush tracks. Track listing The album consists of the following tracks: Running Up That Hill (Markus…

Remixes Collection Part 3

Unofficial album, containing a selection of fanmade and unofficial remixes of Kate Bush tracks. Track listing The album consists of the following tracks: King Of The Mountain (Radioslave…

Rescue Kit

The KT Fellowship Rescue Kit is a piece of merchandise sold during the Before The Dawn live shows in 2014. The contents are as follows: Four postcards Four…

Revel Sparks (the)

The Revel Sparks are a 5-piece band consisting of John, Fiona, Lesley, Kieran & Karina. They offer renditions of modern and classic songs from a variety of genres…

Revolver

Revolver is a British music TV series on ITV that ran for one series of eight episodes only, in 1978. The series producer was Mickie Most, who was…

Rewind – The Best In Music & Video

Compilation album, released by Universal Music in 2004. The set consists of 2 CD’s and 1 DVD. The 32 tracks on the 2 CD’s appear on the DVD…

Reyne, James

Born in Lagos, Nigeria on 19 May 1957, James Reyne was actually a son of English-born former Royal Marine Rodney Michael Reyne, who served as aide-de-camp to Governor…

Rhodes, David

Born on 2 May 1956 in London, David Rhodes attended art school, where he developed an interest in music. Shortly after graduation, he began recording and was a…

Rhodes, Happy

Born Kimberley Tyler Rhodes in Poughkeepsie New York (USA) on 9 August 1965. Since infancy she was called ‘Happy’, and she legally changed her name to Happy Tyler…

Rhythm & Dreaming

Lancashire-based band formed by G.P. Jones and Ilex Thornne. They recorded a cover version of Suspended In Gaffa for the fan-based compilation album Kate Bush Covered in 1997….

Rhythms Of The World

TV programme, broadcast by the BBC in the UK on 11 March 1989. It featured an interview with Kate Bush and the Trio Bulgarka. The programme was part…

Richard Hickox Singers

Richard Sidney Hickox, CBE was born in Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire on 5 March 1948 into a musical family. After attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1959…

Richardson, Miranda

Born as Miranda Jane Richardson in Southport on 3 March 1958. She began her career on stage and made her West End debut in the 1980 play ‘Moving’….

Richardson, Peter

Born 15 October 1951, Peter Richardson founded the Comic Strip troupe of performers, which showcased his double act with Nigel Planer and launched the careers of Dawn French…

Riperton, Minnie

Born as Minnie Julia Riperton in Chicago on November 8, 1947. Her first professional singing engagement was with The Gems, when she was 15. The Gems had relatively…

Riva Del’ Garda ’82

Italian TV show in which national and international musical guests perform their songs. On the programme broadcast on 28 September 1982, Kate Bush does a lipsynched performance of…

Roberts, Justin

Justin Roberts began his music career as the founder member of Minneapolis modern-folk legends, Pimentos for Gus. He decided  to  “moonlight”  as  a  Montessori  preschool  teacher, and  it …

Robertson, Craig

Craig Robertson is a singer/songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts (USA), who performs his dark, melodic tunes accompanied by guitar and ukulele. He organized and played at the cabaret-style Ukulele…

Robinson, Edward G.

Born as Emanuel Goldenberg in Bucharest (Romania) on 12 December 1893, he emigrated with his family to New York City (USA) in 1903. He had his Bar Mitzvah…

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (USA). The museum documents the history of rock music…

Rock Around The World

TV programme on the Australian SBS network, presented by Basia Bonkowski. She described herself as a music fan rather than an expert. The idea for the programme was…

Rock Pop

German television programme, presented by Christian Simon, which ran from 14 January 1978 until 21 August 1982. It was broadcast on ZDF in Germany. On 13 September 1980,…

Rockdrottning från England

Music special, broadcast on TV2 in Sweden on 21 December 1979. Rockdrottning från England (‘Rock queen from England’) featured music videos and five songs from Kate’s live performance from…

Rocket Man

Song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Originally released on Elton John’s album Honky Château, it was released as a single on 14 April 1972 and became…

Rocket’s Tail

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her sixth studio album The Sensual World in 1989. Cover versions ‘Rocket’s Tail’ was covered by TM Collective. Kate about…

Romijn, Niki

Born in Amersfoort (Netherlands) on 7 April 1960, Niki Romijn is a Dutch singer/songwriter and voice actress. She wrote her first song when she was twelve years old….

Room For The Life

Song written by Kate Bush, first released on Kate’s debut album The Kick Inside. The lyrics are presumed to reflect Kate’s views on womanhood. According to this view,…

Rose Growing Old (A)

Song written by Kate Bush. Recorded as a demo, presumably in 1976. The song has never been released officially, but it did end up on various bootlegs. The…

Rose Of Lee

On a Tuesday night in March 1977, Kate Bush played her first ever gig as part of the KT Bush Band, at the Rose of Lee pub in…

Rough Guide To London

TV show about events and things to do in London. In September 1988, the programme had a short report about the Shop Assistance charity event. Celebrities appeared in…

Röyksopp

Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998.  Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland were introduced at a friend’s house when they were 12 and 13 years old respectively,…

Rubberband Girl

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released as a single by EMI Records in the UK on 6 September 1993. Also released on her seventh album The Red…

Running Up That Hill

Song written by Kate Bush. The song was reportedly written in one evening in the summer of 1983. It was the first song recorded for the subsequent fifth…

Running Up That Hill 2012 Remix

Song written by Kate Bush. Remixed version of the 1985 track Running Up That Hill. The song was played during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games…

Running Up That Hill: 50 Visions of Kate Bush

Book written by Tom Doyle. Comprising fifty chapters or ‘visions’, the book is a multi-faceted biography of Kate Bush, viewing her life and work from different angles. A…

Running Up That Hill: Kate Bush Covers For Reproductive Rights

Compilation of Kate Bush covers, released in February 2014 as a fundraising tool for reproductive rights organizations, low cost abortion clinics, and other pro-choice advocates. Reproductive rights organizations…

Rupkina, Yanka

Yanka Rupkina was born in the village of Bogdanovo, Burgas region on 15 August 1938. She grew up in a family for whom the Strandja  Mountain folk songs…

Russell Harty Show (the)

Russell Harty worked on ITV during the 1970’s, but in 1980, his Russell Harty Show moved to BBC television. He would present the chat show until 1984, when…

Rusty Tape

Folk rock group formed in the winter of 2011 in Montpellier, France, consisting of Elian (guitar, vocals), Tony (guitar, banjo), Rakel (vocals), Nico (bass,  arrangements, production) and Fabrice…