Welling's Kate Bush hailed after first live performance for 35 years

Kate Bush was born in Welling and went to school at St Joseph's Convent grammar school, Abbey Wood

Kate Bush was born in Welling and went to school at St Joseph's Convent grammar school, Abbey Wood

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Welling's Kate Bush returned to the stage last night (August 26) - 35 years after her last live performance.

The three-hour show was hailed by fans and critics as a huge success, even though she didn't perform some of her best known songs, including her first UK number one, Wuthering Heights.

The 56-year-old was born in Welling and studied piano and violin at St Joseph's Convent grammar school in Abbey Wood, where she was discovered by Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

She will perform 21 more shows at the Hammersmith Apollo, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale in March.

Her only other tour was in 1979 - after that she opted to not perform again, with the exception of occasional TV shows. 

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6:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

so where is Welling does she live?
so where is Welling does she live? Dean ambrose
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8:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

paulbexleyheath says...

above kentucky......
above kentucky...... paulbexleyheath
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1:37am Thu 28 Aug 14

Mr Etips says...

Wait a second..

There used to be a Grammar School in (Sc)Abbey Wood?!
Wait a second.. There used to be a Grammar School in (Sc)Abbey Wood?! Mr Etips
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8:49am Thu 28 Aug 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
so where is Welling does she live?
Kate was born in Welling, my understanding is that as a youngster she lived in Chislehurst.
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: so where is Welling does she live?[/p][/quote]Kate was born in Welling, my understanding is that as a youngster she lived in Chislehurst. goldenbroomboy
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11:14am Thu 28 Aug 14

ElthamNo1 says...

I thought she lived in Court road in Eltham as her dad used to be a doctor at court road doctors. Might be wrong though.

also there is a house named after one of here songs down there. i thought that was her old house.
I thought she lived in Court road in Eltham as her dad used to be a doctor at court road doctors. Might be wrong though. also there is a house named after one of here songs down there. i thought that was her old house. ElthamNo1
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12:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

reptiles says...

her dad was a GP and they live in wickham street near the fanny on the hill pub he used to have like a small farm. that was back in the late 70's

It doesnt say she lives in welling - says she was born in welling
her dad was a GP and they live in wickham street near the fanny on the hill pub he used to have like a small farm. that was back in the late 70's It doesnt say she lives in welling - says she was born in welling reptiles
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1:37pm Thu 28 Aug 14

gemmy says...

According to the 'Running Up That Hill' film on iPlayer at the moment, Kate was born in Bexley Maternity Hospital.

She lived on Court Road Eltham in the late 70s - early 80s, my Dad was a builder who did some work at her house at this time.
According to the 'Running Up That Hill' film on iPlayer at the moment, Kate was born in Bexley Maternity Hospital. She lived on Court Road Eltham in the late 70s - early 80s, my Dad was a builder who did some work at her house at this time. gemmy
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11:43pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Willmington says...

reptiles wrote:
her dad was a GP and they live in wickham street near the fanny on the hill pub he used to have like a small farm. that was back in the late 70's

It doesnt say she lives in welling - says she was born in welling
This is right according to the autobiography of Kate by Rob Jovanovic, although she was actually born in Bexleyheath Maternity Hospital, which was in Erith Road, near Barnehurst Station.
[quote][p][bold]reptiles[/bold] wrote: her dad was a GP and they live in wickham street near the fanny on the hill pub he used to have like a small farm. that was back in the late 70's It doesnt say she lives in welling - says she was born in welling[/p][/quote]This is right according to the autobiography of Kate by Rob Jovanovic, although she was actually born in Bexleyheath Maternity Hospital, which was in Erith Road, near Barnehurst Station. Willmington
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