30 June: Happy Birthday Kate Bush! The 'Wuthering Heights' goddess turns 56-year-old today and we wish her many, many happy returns. By many, Kate Bush is described as an artist with no father or mother, no influences - a musical entity unto herself and yet the shadow she casts is huge.
For many, she was the progenitor of a new kind of music, one that cared not for the world of pop, but for the exploration of expression, literature, psychology, narrative and what it means to be an eccentric Brit.
The legacy that has followed her long career echoes frequently throughout contemporary music. To some extent it could be argued that all modern music in one way or another owes a debt to Bush, who is no doubt one of the most influential figures of all time. Whether they acknowledge it or not these are the artists who are much more closely aligned to the ideals that she left behind.