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David Byrne
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Byrne in April 2018
Born 14 May 1952 (1952-05-14) (age 69)
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
  • artist
  • actor
  • writer
  • filmmaker
Years active 1971–present
Adelle Lutz
(m. 1987; div. 2004)
Children 1
Musical career
Origin Arbutus, Maryland, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Associated acts

David Byrne ( born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker, who was a founding member and the principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads.

Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards, and he is an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Talking Heads.

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