David Byrne

1952 (Dumbarton, Scotland) –

Byrne led the influential band Talking Heads, and has maintained a profile as a creative innovator with a range of explorative collaborations and other projects. Demme worked closely with him on a noted music film. Established collaborators include Eno, Sakamoto, Glass, Wilson and Veloso. He composed music for films of Wenders (who initially met him in Berlin, with Wilson), Frears and Bertolucci. He worked with Tharp, performed with Simon, found Anderson a kindred spirit, and had a relationship with Sherman. Reed advised him never to wear short-sleeve shirts on stage, given the hairiness of his arms.

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