Kate Bush (10 rare photos)


Catherine “Kate” Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer–songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles, including the top-ten hits “The Man with the Child in His Eyes”, “Babooshka”, “Running Up That Hill”, “Don’t Give Up” (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and “King of the Mountain”. She has released ten studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number one.


A young Kate Bush on holiday on the Kent coast in 1972, photographed by her older brother John

Kate Bush doing a photo shoot in Italy, circa 1978


Kate Bush, 1979

Kate Bush, 1978


Kate Bush in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey, circa 1979


Kate Bush with a Ferrari in Italy (1978)


Kate Bush in a swan dress, 1980

Little Kate Bush With Her Brother