Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe is 70 this week.

He’s been making great music since the late sixties. He and his school friend Brinsley Schwarz both joined their first band, Kippington Lodge before taking the latter’s name for the band in 1969.

In the mid-seventies he joined Dave Edmunds’s backing group, Rockpile as their bass player. The same year he joined the new Stiff label as in-house producer and released a solo single, So It Goes, which became the debut release on the Stiff Label. The following year he released an EP called Bowi which was inspired by David Bowie’s album Low.

He has continued to release singles including I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass, Cruel to Be Kind, Cracking Up and, after the five year gap, Half A Boy and Half A Man.

He also turned his hand to production and helped artists like Dr Feelgood, The Damned, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Paul Carrack and The Redskins.

Nick, who was once married the country singer Carlene Carter, still tours to this day.

Let’s remember this 1984 feel-good song.

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