Thom Yorke Biography
Thomas Edward Yorke -- AKA Thom Yorke -- lead singer + guitarist + pianist
& songwriter of the massively popular Alternative-Rock band Radiohead,
was born on October 7, 1968, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire ENGLAND.
Yorke was born with his left eye paralyzed shut and underwent five operations
before the age of six. An eye-patch eventually allowed him some use of
Young Thom was inspired by Elvis Costello and Queen and began singing and playing the guitar. After a move to Oxford, he attended Abingdon School, where the musician met future Radiohead members Ed O'Brien and Colin Greenwood; in March 1992, they made thir debut with the "Drill" EP.
Thom Yorke's first solo album, "The Eraser", was released in July 2006 on XL Recordings; the 9-song set, which was produced and arranged by longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, quickly catapulted into the top 3 in U.K. and peaked at #2 on the American Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while the single "Black Swan" hit the top 40 of The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The first European single to be taken from the CD was "Harrowdown Hill", it peaked just outside the British Top 20.
One year later, Yorke reunited with Radiohead again to record "In Rainbows", their seventh album which hit the headlines after being released for download on October 10, 2007, with fans album to specify the price.
A tribute album called "Ciao My Shining Star The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy" came out on Shout! Factory in September 2009. The 21-song set opens up with a new Thom Yorke solo interpretation of "All For The Best".
In early 2013 Yorke released an album titled "Amok" with his electronic Rock project Atoms For Peace.