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1980? 81?

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"Kate's Surprise Date" Unknown author
Unknown date (1980? 81?)

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Kate's Surprise Date

KATE BUSH owes a lot to Emily Bronte's classic novel "Wuthering Heights".

It was after reading it two years ago -- and then seeing a repeat of the 1939 film version on TV -- that she was inspired to write her extraordinary charttopper of the same title.

"I felt I just had to write a song about the tormented heroine Cathy calling for the soul of Heathcliffe so they could be together eternally," says the 20-year-old English doctor's daughter.


"Because she was a ghost, I gave her a highpitched wailing voice."

"Wuthering Heights" went straight to the top and established Kate as a top female pop star almost overnight. Since then she has made five singles and three LPs and had numerous TV appearances.

And she has stuck to that high-pitched voice with a distinct Oriental flavour.


In her spare time Kate has read "Wuthering Heights" over and over again; and tried to find out as much as she can about Emily Bronte.

She was surprised to discover a personal link. with the Victorian author.

Kate and Emily share the same birthday - July 30.

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