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The Story Of Tchocky

Ian Gittins, Q, Summer 2003

ON FEBRUARY 27, 2002, Radiohead designer Stanley Donwood mounted the stage at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, to receive a Grammy for "Best Recording Package" for his work on the curious, book-like sleeve on their Amnesiac album. With him was his closest colleague and creative sidekick, Tchocky. One of the worst-kept secrets in Radiohead circles was thus blown wide open: Tchocky was none other than Thom Yorke.

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