Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Composer > B > Adrian Belew

Profile of Adrian Belew on Famous Like Me

Name: Adrian Belew  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 23rd December 1949
Place of Birth: Covington, Kentucky, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Adrian Belew (born December 23, 1949 as Robert Steven Belew) is a guitarist and vocalist, perhaps best known for his work in King Crimson since 1981. He has released a number of solo albums on the Island Records label, and Atlantic Records. In 1977, he performed with Frank Zappa, appearing in Zappa's 1979 concert film Baby Snakes. He also supported David Bowie on his Sound + Vision tour in the late 80s as musical director, playing guitar and backing vocals. Belew is heard on the 1980 album Remain in Light by the Talking Heads; Lights Out by Peter Wolf; and Paul Simon's landmark Graceland. He worked with Laurie Anderson during the mid-1980s, appearing in her concert film Home of the Brave and contributed to two Nine Inch Nails albums, The Downward Spiral and The Fragile. He features prominently on Tori Amos's 2001 cover album, "Strange Little Girls". He also contributed his lead guitar stylings to Porcupine Tree's latest album, Deadwing (2005).


  • Lone Rhino (1982)
  • Twang Bar King (1983)
  • Desire Caught By the Tail (1986)
  • Mr. Music Head (1989)
  • Young Lions (1990)
  • Desire of the Rhino King (1991)
  • Inner Revolution (1992)
  • Here (1994)
  • The Guitar as Ochestra: Experimental Guitar Series, Vol. 1 (1995)
  • Acoustic Adrian Belew (1995)
  • Op Zop Too Wah (1997)
  • Belew Prints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol. 2 (1998)
  • Salad Days (1998)
  • Coming Attractions (2000)
  • Raven Songs 101 (2004, with Kevin Max)
  • Side One (2005)
  • Side Two (2005)
  • Side Three (to be released late 2005/early 2006)


Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock UK
1989 "Oh Daddy" - #5 - - Mr. Music Head
1990 "Pretty Pink Rose" (with David Bowie) - #2 - - Young Lions
1990 "Men in Helicopters" - #17 - - Young Lions

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Adrian Belew