Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2010 (aged 63)
Australian singer-songwriter who began making idosyncratic records of the 1960s. He moved from Adelaide to Sydney in his late teens, he began writing poetry, novels and songs at an impressive rate.
Artist Gary Shead made a documentary about him. He recorded and pressed a few copies of an album, De Da De Dum; Polygram records snapped him up and re-recorded the LP as Adreneline and Richard.
He lived in Tenterfield, in northern New South Wales - in a house he built himself with no electric tools - and continued to write songs, poetry and stories on paper. He has collaborated on albums with Alistair Galbraith and Tom Carter, while releasing 4 albums from 1996-2001.
An unfortunate stroke in the early 'Oughts put the brakes on his art for a window of time. To this day, he continues to compose words for songs in his head.
In late 2006, something happened that was never expected: 37 years after his last show, he performed an astounding set with a backing band before 300 people in Melbourne.
Pip currently resides outside of Melbourne and loves pen pals and ideas. The deceased Emperor Jones label has a myspace page and serves as Pip's slave.
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