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He was killed by the indecent, parasitic opportunism that pervades the music business.
- John Martyn on Nick Drake.
[public school is a place] ..where the sensitive experience a horrified dissociation from reality that can sometimes never fade away.
- Nick Drake (1948-1974)
I can't cope, all the defences are gone. All the nerves are exposed.
- Nick Drake
I can't think of words. I feel no emotion about anything. I don't want to laugh or cry. I'm numb-dead inside.
- Nick Drake - in converstaion with John Wood
Sheila Wood (John Wood's wife): 'If you're so unhappy Nick, why haven't you killed yourself?'
Nick: 'It's too cowardly, and besides, I don't have the courage'
I always said that Nick was born with a skin too few
Nick Drake's sister Gabrielle
When you put aside the singing, lyrics, the arrangements, and everything else, and you just listen to the guitar playing, you can hear that Nick was an extraordinary musician with very, very strong technique, big strong hands. The guitar playing was incredibly clean and accurate and inventive. The way he developed his tunings, some people still haven't figured out some of his tunes.
- John Boyd
The most withdrawn person I've ever met.
- John Martyn
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