Brian Eno was born on this day in 1948

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English musician and music producer

Common clues: Rock producer Brian, Ambient music pioneer; Former Roxy Music member; Bowie collaborator; “Music for Airports” composer; U2 producer Brian

Crossword puzzle frequency: 9 times a year

Frequency in English language: 32719 / 86800

News: U2 drummer wows Eno with millisecond timing

Video: Brian Eno & David Byrne – Mea Culpa

Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it. – Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St. Jean le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk) is a British electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. As a solo artist, he is probably best known as the father of ambient music.

Eno first came to prominence as the keyboard and synthesizer player and general sonic wizard of the 1970's Glam Rock and Art Rock band Roxy Music (see 1970s in music). After leaving the group, Eno recorded two highly idiosyncratic and original rock albums, before turning to more abstract soundscapes on subsequent albums such as Another Green World (1975) and Ambient 1/Music for Airports (1978). Since then, he has produced dozens of albums (many with similarly-minded collaborators such as Harold Budd and Robert Fripp) which have demonstrated his unique approach to music. He has also occasionally returned to the pop song format.

His production credits include some of the most respected albums by Talking Heads and U2.

Contrary to popular belief, Brian Eno did not produce David Bowie's popular Berlin Trilogy (Low, "Heroes", and Lodger). He performed and co-wrote tracks on all three albums, but they were produced by Tony Visconti. He did however co-produce Bowie's 1995 1. Outside.

Eno has pursued several artistic ventures parallel to his music career, including visual art installations, a regular column in the newspaper The Observer and, with artist Peter Schmidt, Oblique Strategies, a deck of cards recommending various artistic strategies.

  • The original Windows 95 startup sound (not the faster melody in later versions) was composed by Eno.

  • The Windows XP Welcome music, which you can hear during the last part of your Windows XP Setup is composed by Eno.

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