Guitarist. Made mostly quiet, acustic music. Wasn't appriciated and became depressed. Killed himself (presumably) on November 25th, 1974. He released three albums: Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, and Pink Moon. I would give him 12 out of 10 stars.
Nick Drake will live forever through his music.
Often considered the best folk rock artist of this time, none of Nick Drake's album ever sold more than 5000 copies during his lifetime. The singer/songwriter is often associated with an acoustic, mellow sound. He is credited by many current musicians as a huge influence in their work by artists such as Elliott Smith, Lucinda Williams, Badly Drawn Boy, Lou Barlow and many more.
Nick Drake will blow your mind
(1948-1974) Folk musician born in Burma but lived most of his life in Tanworth-in-Arden, England. Attended Marlborough Boarding School and Cambridge college before dropping out to pursue a career in music after being signed by Island Records. Drawing on a wide variety of influences, from classical music to music of the day such as Bob Dylan, Drake created a style of music that was both of the folk genre and was reminiscent of music from the first half of the 20th century. His first two albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter, are considered to be excellent albums in many circles. With the orchestral backing Drake's fragile baritone delivery and delicate and yet intricate finger-picking chords, Drake shines. Throughout his career, Nick Drake only performed a handful of shows and began to resent performing following a bad experience. Disappointed with his album sales, Drake became even more reluctant to perform and began to suffer from bouts of depression, anxiety, and possibly social anxiety. Drake became withdrawn and was known to spend hours staring at walls or driving aimlessly. Many friends of the day remember speaking to him and his replies were nothing more than grunts. His final album, Pink Moon, was dropped off at Island Records by Nick Drake himself and sat on a desk in the office for a week. The album was released, and was much more bare (only guitar, vocals, and a single piano line in the bridge of the title track), but still did not sell well. Drak...more...
Overrated and incredibly dull folk rock singer that hipsters just love.
"Nick Drake sucks!" - Me