Talk:Nick Drake

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Hi! Nice article, thanks. One thing that seems out of place for my taste is the remark about whether his relationships to women were "consummated" or not. I don't really see the relavance. (talk) 13:05, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

But the source quoted uses that word. It says: "The biography includes interviews with Drake’s two closest female friends — Ryde and fellow musician Linda Thompson. While he was attracted to both, it appears he never consummated either relationship. Ryde became the nearest he ever had to a girlfriend, although she preferred the description “best (girl) friend”. Dann has discovered that Ryde, who met Drake in 1967, had told the singer about a week before his death that she wanted “more space in their relationship. I couldn’t cope with it. I asked him for some time. And I never saw him again”." Do you have any suggestion for an alternative? I agree that it's a little irrelevant and so maybe should be removed altogether. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:39, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Molly Drake's recordings[edit]

Should a separate article be created to cover Molly Drake's recordings? They are attracting a fair amount of media interest, for example here, here and here. Ghmyrtle (talk) 10:22, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

I would certainly support a separate article. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:40, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Me too. Paul MacDermott (talk) 23:28, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Agree, anybody up for it? Ceoil (talk) 13:12, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Posthumous popularity[edit]

I'm also not sure that this section should contain snippets of songs that have been used in feature films. It's very unusual, after all, for a film to feature an entire song (unless it's a musical or music-based film). I'm far more concerned that we have references to the use of songs in adverts - for Volkswagen Cabrio and AT&T - which surely can have used only a few seconds of the music, and in probably what many would see as a very "inappropriate" way? But maybe there are media awards for this kind of thing. I am a bit baffled, however, as to why that entire section about Joe Boyd in 2009 and the 2010 tours has been removed? That seems to me to be perfectly "legitimate" and a real indication of popular re-awakening of interest in Drake's music. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:27, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

I have removed the adverts and restored the Boyd paragraph, as this seems to make the section more balanced. But fully open to any other suggestions. Martinevans123 (talk) 13:25, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Sounds fair enough to me. Ceoil (talk) 13:11, 15 March 2014 (UTC)


"Drake played piano in the school orchestra,..."

Orchestras don't include a piano, except for a few modern pieces that have a part for a piano, and piano concertos, for which the piano is not regarded as part of the orchestra. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:17, 21 April 2016 (UTC)