Talk:Terence Trent D'Arby

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What's Yer Name?[edit]

Any information on why D'Arby changed his name? —Frecklefoot 19:09, 29 Aug 2003 (UTC) This is a valid question, save your insults on the singer for somewhere else. Trolls. --Tessie xo (talk) 01:38, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Letting Go[edit]

A song of his by the name of Letting Go was used in the movie The Fan, it was the most consistentley used song in the movie and the first song to play as the credits roll. 18:37, 27 September 2006 User:


The article used the subject's names a little inconsistently. The article should probably proceed in one of two ways: a) use his current name throughout, or b) use the name he used at the time of the incident under discussion. I changed a few things to bring the article largely in compliance with option a), which was how the large majority of the article had already been written, and which I think is probably best. DCB4W 02:11, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


When following the link to that channel, one gets the message "This account is suspended."-- (talk) 09:30, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was  DoneJuliancolton | Talk 02:50, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Sananda MaitreyaTerence Trent D'Arby — This is the name under which he is best known. As per WP:COMMONNAME, it is the most commonly used name that should be used for the title. It is the same situation as with the Cat Stevens article, where the title uses his best known name, not his current name (Yusuf Islam). Vanjagenije (talk) 21:56, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Support Goggle News shows many more hits for Terence Trent D'Arby[1] than Sananda Maitreya[2]. As does Google Books[3] [4]. dissolvetalk 23:35, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

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Reads like a gushing review![edit]

"The collection of songs was then compiled into "WIlDCARD" a fantastic album that was released by the artist independently in 2002 and got international reviews and massive radio airplay" - Massive radio airplay? Did it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:37, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

This Page is Sheer Puffery[edit]

What a horrible page; this reads like pure promotion. I lived through the 80's, bought his record the first week like everyone else and played it to death. I also remember that much controversy surrounded him, and that he popularly is known to have completely fallen of the proverbial map. Practically speaking, no one has paid this guy any attention for 20 years, though you would have no idea by this sheer piece of puffery.Tao2911 (talk) 02:46, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


The naming consistency in this article is wrong. In the Muhammad Ali article, for instance, everything that that Ali achieved under the name Clay is attributed to Clay; there's no attempt at revisionism. This article is full of it. My copy of Introducing the hardline does not credit Sananda Francesco Maitreya anywhere and yet it is his debut album? Everything prior to the artist's renaming should be accredited to their legal or professional title at the time, not to something subsequent - particularly when it relates to someone whose latter identity is far less recognised than that which they held at the time. danno 01:41, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

I thoroughly agree - got very confused as to when he had changed his name! (talk) 01:21, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Based on these comments, I have now rectified the glaring misrepresentation and confusion that follows by universally attributing everything to Maitreya. AS you rightly point out, everything done as D'Arby should be attributed under that name. If I missed a note here or there, feel free to correct it. werldwayd (talk) 10:21, 25 June 2013 (UTC)


I deleted the following:

In 2006, during a visit to Twycross Zoo, Maitreya developed an irrational fear of monkeys which has left him with an obscure condition in which he will break wind uncontrollably for several minutes at the sight of anything resembling one.

Common sense says this is vandalism but I did a Yahoo binge to see if it had a shred of credibility and it did not. Wikipedia is the only source of this "obscure condition". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:45, 25 June 2013 (UTC)