Kate's first appearance in the public was a little tour through a few London pubs together with the so called KT (read: Katie) Bush Band. All of Kate's albums have the KT (originally Knights Templar) symbol hidden somewhere either on the cover or on the vinyl itself (see section 4.10). You might have to have original UK versions of the albums to find them. The KT initials can also be seen in the "Army Dreamers" video.
The release of the This Woman's Work boxed set there appeared a new version of the KT symbol that includes the biological symbol for woman:
Fans of Kate were saddened by the news of the passing of her mother on Valentine's day, 1992. (We don't know for what cause, sorry.)
FAQs and most common answers:
- She's born on July 30, 1958.
- She's not married (to our knowledge, although she has been photographed wearing rings on the traditional finger), but you should bury all hopes since the guitarist Danny McIntosh is her one and only for many years now. They have a son together, Bertie, who was born in 1999.
- Kate used to smoke, but was (usually) very reluctant to show this bad habit in public. Kate, if you ever read this: I for one am glad you stopped!
- Kate is a vegetarian, though she now eats fish.
- She's 5'3" (1.60m) and
- doesn't have a middle name.
- She has two brothers, John Carder Bush (Jay), born 1944 - he takes many of the photos of Kate that appear on her albums - and Paddy Bush, born 1952, who plays many of the exotic instruments found on Kate's albums.
- If you want to know how beautiful Kate is, listen to her music ;-)
- No, she doesn't hate to tour, just can't find the time between making albums and videos.
- Yes, there is an official fan club: the KBC. For instructions how to join click here.
- Yes, you can write fan mail to Kate. Use the following address: KBC, P.O. Box 120, Welling, Kent DA16 3DS, England.
- Yes, she appeared on Saturday Night Live (show in the 1978-79 Season of the SNL Episode Guide) on December 9, 1978 (With host Eric Idle of Monty Python fame), but the tape you can purchase of that show has her edited out!
- Yes, that's Donald Sutherland in the Cloudbusting video.
- No, we don't have her home address, though we know that she bought a house in Reading, England.
- No, it was not Kate Bush but rather Kate Simmons who appeared nude in Penthouse several years ago. (These pictures were also used on the bootleg Dreamtime.)