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Enjoy Kate Bush’s 65th Birthday With Some Rarer TV / Music Video Performances

Five rare performances that brings the pull of the bush.

Kate Bush turns 65 today and to celebrate I thought it’d be fun to showcase some alternative or TV stage performances of songs. We have a ‘Gothic’ set music video for Wuthering Heights to kick things off. Channelling an inner Jim Henson with small moving puppets and set, Kate emerges from a coffin to dance in a graveyard.

This performance of Wuthering Heights is part of a video performance recorded in 1978 at De Efteling. You can enjoy the full performance below which includes Moving, Them Heavy People, The Man With The Child In His Eyes, Strange Phenomena and The Kick Inside.

Next up is something I didn’t know existed until this weekend – a TV performance of Delius! Kate Bush dances around like an angel, while a sun god watches on in a wicker chair.

Next up is a mash-up of Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1979 but with lots of outtakes inserted in. Some are badly damaged sound quality wise but it is a fascinating find to see the whole concert rather than the 50 minute original VHS which I have.

We are Suspended in Gaffa for this odd TV performance surrounded by creepy puppets in 1982.

This next video makes me want to hear of the stems from The Dreaming. This dance routine rehearsal video for Sat In Your Lap not only shows Kate in practice, but highlights just how fantastic and offbeat the percussion and backing vocals are.

Thanks for the music Kate Bush.

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