Kevin Ayers

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Born: in Herne Bay, Kent, England

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Kevin Ayers (16 August 1944 – 18 February 2013) was an English singer-songwriter and a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement. Ayers was a founding member of the pioneering psychedelic band Soft Machine in the mid-1960s, and was closely associated with the Canterbury scene. He recorded a series of albums as a solo artist and over the years worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett, John Cale, Elton John, Robert Wyatt, Andy Summers, Mike Oldfield, Nico and Ollie Halsall, among others. After living for many years in Deià, Majorca, he returned to the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s before moving to the south of France. His last album was The Unfairground, recorded in New York City, Tucson, and London in 2006.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 Joy of a Toy Kevin Ayers 3
1972 Whatevershebringswesing Kevin Ayers 5
1973 Bananamour Kevin Ayers 3
1974 The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories Kevin Ayers 3
1975 Sweet Deceiver Kevin Ayers 3
1976 Yes We Have No Mañanas, so Get Your Mañanas Today Kevin Ayers 4
1978 Rainbow Takeaway Kevin Ayers 2
1980 That's What You Get Babe Kevin Ayers 2
1983 Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain Kevin Ayers 1
1986 As Close As You Think Kevin Ayers 1
1988 Falling Up Kevin Ayers 1
1992 Still Life With Guitar Kevin Ayers 3
1998 Deià...Vu Kevin Ayers 1
2007 The Unfairground Kevin Ayers 1
Just for Old Times Sake Kevin Ayers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 Odd Ditties Compilation Kevin Ayers 2
1983 The Kevin Ayers Collection Compilation Kevin Ayers 2
1989 The Best of Kevin Ayers Compilation Kevin Ayers 2
1996 Singing the Bruise Compilation Kevin Ayers 1
1996 First Show in the Appearance Business Compilation Kevin Ayers 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1972 Live in Concert: BBC Radio One Live Kevin Ayers 1
1974 June 1, 1974 Live Kevin AyersJohn CaleEnoNico 3
1996 Kevin Ayers: The BBC Sessions 1970-1976 (2/2) Live Kevin Ayers 1
2008 Hyde Park Free Concert 1970 Live Kevin Ayers 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1970 Butterfly Dance / Puis-je? Kevin Ayers 1

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