Thom Yorke

Active - 2001 - Present  |   Born - Oct 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf], Music [nf], Science Fiction

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  • Born with an ailment that paralyzed his left eye until the age of 6 and required several surgeries to correct.
  • Moved frequently during his childhood due to his father's job as a chemical-engineering-instruments salesman.
  • Formed the band On a Friday, which would eventually become Radiohead, after meeting guitarist Ed O'Brien and bassist Colin Greenwood at Abingdon School.
  • Was a DJ for the University of Exeter's student radio station, Xpression FM.
  • Made his recording debut with Radiohead's 1992 EP Drill, which was followed in 1993 by the full-length Pablo Honey.
  • Reached a new level of critical and commercial success with Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), generally considered one of the greatest rock records ever released.
  • Released his first solo album, The Eraser, in 2006.