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    Richard Ashcroft

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    Genre:Indie, Rock
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    Albums:5
    Songs:56

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    1This Thing Called Life lyrics
    2Leave Me High lyrics
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    A Song For The Lovers lyrics
    4Beatitudes lyrics
    5Sweet Brother Malcolm lyrics
    6Paradise lyrics
    7Lord I've Been Trying lyrics
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    You On My Mind In My Sleep lyrics
    9Third Eye lyrics
    10Precious Stone lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    Alone With Everybody [2000]
    2Keys To The World [2006]
    3Human Conditions [2002]
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    These People [2016]
    5United Nations Of Sound [2011]

    Biography

    Richard Paul Ashcroft is an English singer, born on September 11, 1971 in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He is the singer of The Verve.

    Ashcroft was the only son of office worker Frank and hairdresser Louise (née Baxter); he also has two younger sisters. When Ashcroft was 11, his father died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage. Ashcroft soon "fell under the influence of his stepfather", who belonged to the Rosicrucians.

    Ashcroft attended Upholland High School, along with future bandmates Simon Jones, Peter Salisbury and Simon Tong, and then attended Winstanley College, where he met Nick McCabe. His teachers referred to him as "the cancer of the class", though one member of staff recalled him being "incredibly intelligent". Ashcroft was an avid football player, playing junior football for Wigan Athletic. For some time Ashcroft wanted to be a professional football player, idolising George Best, but as he grew older he lost interest in this, turning to music instead.


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