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Brian Eno: "When he sang, David Bowie became a different person"

Rob Hughes, Daily Telegraph, 23 July 2016

BRIAN ENO is Britain's favourite cultural polymath. He contributed a chime for a clock that will ring once every 10,000 years. He wrote a soundtrack for an experimental video that would only work if you turned your TV on its side. In fact, such is his currency as an offbeat national treasure that he was once the subject of an April Fools' hoax which declared he had been commissioned to write a new ambient theme tune to The Archers.

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