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05.03.1977
47 years ago
18-year-old Kate Bush writes "Wuthering Heights" after catching the end of a BBC adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel of the same name.
05.03.1979
45 years ago
The video for Wow is shown on television for the first time on The Kenny Everett Video Show. The tickets for the tour go on sale the same day (except for certain venues, which are to cause much embarrassment by jumping the gun).
05.03.1979
45 years ago
Wow released

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01.03.1980 Kate is voted Best Female Singer of 1979 in the Sounds poll.
02.03.1978 The Keith ("Keef") MacMillan-directed video for Wuthering Heights is shown on Top of the Pops. It is the second video for the song. The first, made by Rockflix in an [unidentified] outdoor setting, is rejected for British promotional use, although it is used in other territories.
03.03.1980 At the Capital Radio Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Kate is presented with the award for Best Female Vocalist of 1979.
04.03.1979 Kate attends the Capital Radio Annual Awards dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel to receive the accolade for Best British Newcomer and Best British Female Vocalist.
05.03.1977 18-year-old Kate Bush writes "Wuthering Heights" after catching the end of a BBC adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel of the same name.
05.03.1979 The video for Wow is shown on television for the first time on The Kenny Everett Video Show. The tickets for the tour go on sale the same day (except for certain venues, which are to cause much embarrassment by jumping the gun).
05.03.1979 Wow released
06.03.1979 Kate is interviewed on the Thames-TV programme Thames at Six about the upcoming tour and the new single.
06.03.1986 Kate appears on Top of the Pops to perform Hounds of Love.
07.03.1978 Wuthering Heights is number 1 on the British singles chart, displacing Abba. The press turn it into a nationalistic celebration. EMI celebrate with a champagne reception for Kate, and dinner in Paris. She celebrates by buying a 7,000-Pound Steinway piano. The single celebrates by going silver in the U.K. (250,000 sales). The single remains at number 1 for four weeks.
07.03.1979 As part of a new Arts programme on BBC-2 TV called Musical Chairs, a documentary recording the making of the Wow video is shown.
08.03.2019 The Other Sides (album) released
09.03.1979 Wow, Kate's fourth single, and the second from Lionheart, is finally released.
16.03.1978 On the same evening as her second "number 1" appearance on Top of the Pops, Kate is interviewed on the BBC TV current-affairs programme, Tonight. Mickie Most asks Kate to appear in the pilot edition of his new pop-rock television programme Revolver. She is introduced by Peter Cook and sings Them Heavy People (which EMI want to release as the follow-up single) live. The programme is screened on 20th May, 1978. [This is not the performance included in the video compilation The Single File.]
19.03.1986 For the making of the video for The Big Sky Kate assembles over one hundred fans on the sound stage of Elstree Studios. Kate records a live performance of Under the Ivy at Abbey Road Studios for the 100th edition of the Tyne Tees TV programme The Tube.
20.03.1979 The tour is now completely sold out. Extra dates are announced at the London Palladium, the Birmingham Hippodrome, and the Manchester Apollo. These are also sold out in days. Kate is meanwhile maintaining absolute secrecy on the style and content of the show.
20.03.1980 Kate records two visual presentations (Babooshka and Delius) for a Dr. Hook special to be screened on BBC TV the following month.
22.03.1979 The chart position of Wow is such that it is listed to be shown on Top of the Pops. Kate has no time to record an appearance, and the BBC refuse to screen the video, a certain section of which they consider unsuitable for their younger viewers. Kate records another performance and leaves it to the BBC to cover up the offending gesture. They do, and the clip is shown.
25.03.1978 Kate starts a four-day promotional trip to Eire, appearing on the top show in the Irish ratings, The Late Late Show.

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Kate Bush on the BBC

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Kate Bush Wikipedia

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Kate Bush Discography

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Kate Bush NME Albums Ranked

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Kate Bush Encyclopedia

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