Kate Bush was only sixteen when she signed to EMI Records in 1975, on the recommended of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. Over the following eighteen months, Kate prepped, wrote and recorded her first single, “Wuthering Heights”, which went to number one in the UK, and her debut album The Kick Inside, which hit No. 3 in the UK charts.
Following on from her chart success, Kate Bush presented The Tour of LIfe, her first and only ever tour, consisting of twenty-eight shows across Britain during April and May of 1979. The BBC’s quirky news and features series, Nationwide (previously responsible for a fascinating insight into David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust… tour), made this 30-minute behind-the-scenes special of the tour and Kate’s preparation for it.
Bonus - Kate from Queens of British Pop (2009) with John Lydon
Bonus - Kate performs ‘Wuthering Heights’ on Top of the Pops (1978)
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With thanks to Damien Smith