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Nick Drake - Only Known Footage

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He doth bestrode the world like a giant!

Genius songwriter, IMHO., and great singer/guitarist. Played the alto sax, too.

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‘Known’ — but unconfirmed (and probably uncomfortable).  But it is certainly plausible that it could be him (as much as can be said for supposed footage of someone, when their face isn’t even visible on camera).

I have to confess the first I ever heard Nick Drake was courtesy of Volkswagen…

 

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The figure in that footage certainly matches descriptions of Drake. I.e., he was a tall dude. If it is him, how appropriate that he's walking away from the camera — and the viewer.

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7 hours ago, Joe said:

The figure in that footage certainly matches descriptions of Drake. I.e., he was a tall dude. If it is him, how appropriate that he's walking away from the camera — and the viewer.

Had the very same reaction, Joe.  Certainly fits right in with the mythos that surrounds him.  An extraordinary artist.

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6 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

Had the very same reaction, Joe.  Certainly fits right in with the mythos that surrounds him.  An extraordinary artist.

Agreed. As if adding to the mystery.  We see him from the back, and he disappears into the crowd.  I am quite sure it is him.  I know the wore that maroon jacket for photo shoots.

 

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I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of his sister Gabrielle who has done so much to preserve his legacy and that of their mother, Molly

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Joe Boyd on Nick Drake. I like what he says (speculation though it may be) about the possible influence of bossa nova on Drake's music.

 

Also, this video about Drake's distinctive sound.

 

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Wow!! huge Nick Drake fan - have been since the late 70s

Robert Kirby's string arrangements are sublime IMHO

there is more footage (looks like it's contemporary though)

 

 

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