Biography Band Radiohead

Radiohead is a British alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was established in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, rap), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesizers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).

Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992. The song was initially successful, but it became a hit around the world a few months after the launch of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Radiohead's popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). The third album Radiohead, OK Computer (1997), encouraging them to international fame is greater. Which displays a broad sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been recognized as a landmark record of the 1990s.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked the evolution of musical styles Radiohead, as the group entered the experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mixture of guitar driven rock, electronic and lyrics inspired by the war, was the main band's final album for the label, EMI. The band's first six albums, released through EMI, has sold more than twenty-five million copies in the year 2007. Radiohead independently released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007).


Formation and First Years (1985-1991)

The musicians who formed Radiohead met while attending Abingdon School, only boys public school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood were in the same year, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway is one year older and Jonny Greenwood two years younger than his brother, Colin. In 1985 they formed the band "On a Friday", a name that refers to the usual practice on Friday in the school music room. The group played their first show at the end of 1986 at Oxford's Jericho Tavern; Jonny Greenwood originally joined as a harmonica and keyboard player, but after that he became a guitarist.

Although Yorke, O'Brien, Selway, Colin Greenwood and graduated from Abingdon in 1987, the band continued to work out on weekends and holidays. In 1991, when all the members except Jonny had completed a university degree, were reunited on Friday, began recording as the Manic Hedgehog demo, and do a show Koser or around Oxford. Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley is an active indie actor since the late 1980s, but centered around shoegazing bands like Ride and Slowdive; On Friday does not match the trend at that time, many commented that they had missed during trne music they graduated from university.

However, some live performances on Friday begin often held, record labels and producers became interested. Chris Hufford, Slowdive producer and owner of Oxford's Courtyard Studios, attended the concert on Friday at the Jericho Tavern. Impressed by the performance of the band, he and his partner Bryce Edge, made a demo tape and became a manager, they remain a band manager to this day. After a chance meeting between Colin Greenwood and EMI, which was represented by Keith Wozencroft the record store where Greenwood worked, the band signed a six-album recording contract with the label in late 1991. At the request of EMI, the band changed their name to Radiohead, inspired by the title of a Talking Heads song "True Stories album.

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