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David Byrne

voc, g, *1952 US, Dumbarton
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Absalm el Habib

Scottish-American singer, songwriter, artist, film and record producer born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland and based in New York City. He was married to Adelle Lutz from 1987 to 2004 (divorced). Best known as the lead singer of Talking Heads, David Byrne has also collaborated with many artists from Brian Eno to X-Press 2, and has also released several solo albums on his own Luaka Bop label.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Alternative
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Strange Overtones on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today by David Byrne
Você é Linda - Live on Live At Carnegie Hall by Caetano Veloso and David Byrne
Glass, Concrete & Stone on Grown Backwards by David Byrne
Who on Love This Giant by David Byrne & St. Vincent
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) - Live on Live From Austin, TX by David Byrne
A Soft Seduction on Feelings by David Byrne
Dance on Vaseline on Feelings by David Byrne
One Fine Day on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today by David Byrne
This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) - Live on American Utopia on Broadway by David Byrne
The Last Emperor (Main Title Theme) on The Last Emperor Original Soundtrack by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Naked In DenverDavid Byrne2018Album
This Is ThatDavid Byrne2018Single
American UtopiaDavid Byrne2018Album
"...The Best Live Show Of All Time"*David Byrne2018Album
Everybody's Coming To My HouseDavid Byrne2018Single
Limited-Edition Nonesuch Records Vinyl SamplerMountain Man, Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane, Lake Street Dive, David Byrne, Olivia Chaney, Thomas Bartlett, Nico Muhly, Rostam, Gaby Moreno, Van Dyke Parks, Brad Mehldau Trio2018Compil.
SnoopiesDe La Soul Feat. David Byrne2016Album
Live At The Keswick Theatre, Glenside PA - July 20,1994David Byrne2015Album
Here Lies Love - Original Cast RecordingDavid Byrne, Fatboy Slim And Here Lies Love Original Cast Ensemble2014Album
Keswick Theatre 20-07-94David Byrne2014Album
The Remix Collection from Here Lies LoveDavid Byrne, Fatboy Slim2014Album
Here Lies Love - Original Cast RecordingDavid Byrne, Fatboy Slim And Here Lies Love Original Cast Ensemble2014Album
Brass Tactics EPDavid Byrne & St. Vincent2013Album
Love This GiantDavid Byrne & St. Vincent2012Album
WhoDavid Byrne & St. Vincent2012Album
Live At Carnegie HallCaetano Veloso And David Byrne2012Album
I Should Watch T.V.David Byrne & St. Vincent2012Album
Ride, Rise, RoarDavid Byrne2010Album
Here Lies LoveDavid Byrne & Fatboy Slim2010Album
Knotty Pine / So Far Around The BendDirty Projectors + David Byrne / The National2009Single
Life Is LongDavid Byrne & Brian Eno2009Single
London HappeningsDavid Byrne2009Album
Everything That Happens Will Happen On This TourDavid Byrne And Brian Eno2009Album
Oxford In MotionDavid Byrne2009Album
Toe JamThe Brighton Port Authority Featuring David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal2008Album
Strange OvertonesDavid Byrne & Brian Eno2008Album
Everything That Happens Will Happen TodayDavid Byrne & Brian Eno2008Album
Big Love: Hymnal (Music Written For The HBO Series Plus Other Recent Compositions)David Byrne2008Album
Big BusinessDavid Byrne2007Album
Live From Austin TXDavid Byrne2007Album
5в1: Born To Boogie The Motion Picture / Live At The Unionn Chapel London / A Reality Tour / The Videos / Live At The Budokan 2000T. Rex, David Byrne, David Bowie, Bryan Adams, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds2006Album
The Heart’s A Lonely HunterThievery Corporation Featuring David Byrne2005Album
I Zimbra / Jezebel SpiritTalking Heads / Brian Eno & David Byrne2005Album
Grown BackwardsDavid Byrne2004Album
Live At Union Chapel-Audio SamplerDavid Byrne2004Album
Ilé Aiyé (The House Of Life)David Byrne2004Single
Lead Us Not Into Temptation - Music From The Film Young AdamDavid Byrne2003Album
Envisioning Emotional Epistemological InformationDavid Byrne2003Album
Live At Union Chapel (London)David Byrne2003Album
LazyX-Press 2 Featuring David Byrne2002Single
Talk And Talk And TalkJim White & David Byrne2001Album
Look Into The EyeballDavid Byrne2001Album
U.B. JesusDavid Byrne2001Single
Desconocido SoyDavid Byrne2001Single
Like Humans DoDavid Byrne2001Single
In Spite Of Wishing And WantingDavid Byrne1999Album
Dreamworld: Marco De CanavesesDavid Byrne, Caetano Veloso1998Single
Your Action World: An Inspirational Message From Mr. David ByrneDavid Byrne1998Album
Cadaver Exquisito / Revolution/Cumbia Reggae / Miss AmericaFito Páez / King Chango / David Byrne1997Single
Miss AmericaDavid Byrne1997Single
The Visible ManDavid Byrne1997Compil.
Freaky Wicked RemixesDavid Byrne1997Album
FeelingsDavid Byrne1997Album
Dance On VaselineDavid Byrne1997Single
This Sensuous WorldDavid Byrne1995Album
No Titles PleaseDavid Byrne1994Album
AngelsDavid Byrne1994Single
David ByrneDavid Byrne1994Album
Back In The BoxDavid Byrne1994Single
Sad SongDavid Byrne1994Single
Girls On My MindDavid Byrne1994Album
Lilies Of The ValleyDavid Byrne1994Single
Songs For Swinging LoversDavid Byrne1994Album
Unplugged + MoreDavid Byrne1994Album
Todo Mundo Presents: David Byrne Live - Between The TeethDavid Byrne1994Album
An Acoustic EveningRichard Thompson & David Byrne1992Album
Hanging Upside DownDavid Byrne1992Single
She's MadDavid Byrne1992Single
Girls On My MindDavid Byrne1992Single
UnpluggedDavid Byrne1992Album
Uh-OhDavid Byrne1992Album
You're Not The Only One / Girls On My MindNick Kamen / David Byrne1992Single
ForestryDavid Byrne1991Single
The ForestDavid Byrne1991Album
Loco De AmorDavid Byrne Con Celia Cruz1990Album
After You / Don't Fence Me InJody Watley / David Byrne1990Single
Independence DayDavid Byrne1990Single
Loco De AmorDavid Byrne1989Single
Rei MomoDavid Byrne1989Album
Interview And Music From The Album Rei MomoDavid Byrne1989Album
Make Believe MamboDavid Byrne1989Single
Dirty Old TownDavid Byrne1989Single
David Byrne's International InfluencesDavid Byrne1988Album
The Last EmperorRyuichi Sakamoto / David Byrne1987Single
The Last EmperorRyuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne And Cong Su1987Album
Music For The Knee PlaysDavid Byrne1985Album
His Wife Refused / My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)David Byrne1982Single
The Jezebel SpiritBrian Eno - David Byrne1981Single
3 Big SongsDavid Byrne1981Album
My Life In The Bush Of GhostsBrian Eno - David Byrne1981Album
RegimentBrian Eno / David Byrne1981Single
Songs From The Broadway Production Of "The Catherine Wheel"David Byrne1981Album
The Catherine WheelDavid Byrne, Twyla Tharp1981Single
Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)David Byrne1981Album
My Life In The Bush Of GhostsBrian Eno And David Byrne1980Album
A Head Talks AloneDavid ByrneAlbum
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