Happy 67th Birthday Nick Lowe

Nicholas Drain “Nick” Lowe (born 24 March 1949) Nick Lowe was a tad older than the rest of the guys in the class of ’77. He’d already gained some fame w/ British pub rockers Brinsley Schwartz and by 1976 was the in-house producer for new punk label STIFF – whose motto was “If it ain’t Stiff it ain’t worth a fuck”. Nick would release the first Stiff single “So it Goes” b/w “Heart of the City”. Lowe would go on to produce his friends Elvis Costello and Graham Parker and the Rumor, among others and have hits of his own, scoring a Top 40 Hit w/ “Cruel to be Kind” in the US and a Top 10 UK hit w/ “I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass”. He also wrote the single “What’s so Funny ’bout Peace Love and Understanding” for his friend Elvis Costello. *Side Note: In 1979 he became Johnny Cash’s son-in-law by marring his step-daughter, Carlene Carter. The marriage would ended in 1990 but they all stayed on good terms. Johnny would even go on to record a few of Nick’s songs on his American Music series LP’s. Nick continues to tour and record regularly, most recently with Los StraitJackets.

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Nick-Lowe

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The Stiff Tour 1977 - Wreckless Eric, Nick, Elvis Costello, Larry Wallis & Ian Dury

The Stiff Tour 1977 – Wreckless Eric, Nick, Elvis Costello, Larry Wallis & Ian Dury

"The Jesus of Cool" - Retitled in US to "Pure Pop for Now People"

“The Jesus of Cool” – Retitled in US to “Pure Pop for Now People”

Young Nick (or old Jody Foster?)

Young Nick (or old Jody Foster?)

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With Andy Williams (!?)

With Andy Williams (!?)

David Bowie released his LP "Low". Nick Lowe promptly released a single called "Bowi"

David Bowie released his LP “Low”. Nick Lowe promptly released a single called “Bowi”

Aging well - and a full head of hair

Aging well – and a full head of hair

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With old mate Elvis Costello

With old mate Elvis Costello

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Posted on March 24, 2016, in Big Fan, Music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Merci de nous faire revivre cette belle époque de la “Street wave”… very good remembres, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Madness…

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