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Robert Wyatt, born Robert Ellidge, in Bristol, UK on 28 January 1945, is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine.

As a teenager, he lived with his parents in a fourteen-room Georgian guest-house, Wellington House, in Lydden near Canterbury. Here he was taught the drums by visiting American drummer George Niedorf.

In 1962, Wyatt and Niedorf moved to Majorca where they stayed with the poet Robert Graves. The following year, Wyatt… read more

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  • Old Rottenhat's where it's at!
  • I'm begining to warm up to his post Rock Bottom albums. None of them achives that same level of devastating sadness and beauty, but Old Rottenhat, Shleep and Cuckooland are damn fine albums.
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  • An artist can most certainly have more than one masterpiece.
  • Sea Song may be the best song I ever heard.
  • Genius!!!
  • like you mostly late at night, you're quite alright.
  • I think Shleep is his best - does this make me a snob?
  • can someone have more than one masterpiece? And surely Rock Bottom is that masterpiece as it's the one album that garners the most praise and generally considered as his best album.
  • Both Rock Bottom and Shleep are his masterpieces.

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