About Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe holds a unique position in British pop history, being a key architect of punk and pub rock as well as power pop. In fact, he started out back in the '60s as a member of the little-known psych-pop group Kippington Lodge. Eventually that group evolved into Brinsley Schwarz, who were perhaps the most important band in pub rock, an early-'70s British proponent of American-influenced roots rock. When those influenced by pub rock kick-started the punk movement in the late '70s, Lowe was in the vanguard once more, this time as a solo artist turning out snappy new wave pop. In 1980, he teamed with Dave Edmunds for one album as Rockpile, but soon resumed his solo work, which eventually turned rootsier and more introspective, but no less rewarding.
HOMETOWNWoodchurch, Suffolk, England
BORNMarch 24, 1949