‘The’ Man with the Child in His Eyes?

The press is having great fun with the story that Steve Blacknell is putting up for auction a handwritten copy of the lyrics to The Man With the Child in His Eyes see HEREHERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.  We doubt if the origin of any of Kate’s songs is quite so simple.  Still, the one thing this shows is that the media is still very much interested in Kate. This bodes well for her next release of work, whenever that may be.

The story is now in the hands of the commentators: see HERE,  HERE, and HERE

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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4 Responses to ‘The’ Man with the Child in His Eyes?

  1. Sky says:

    Thanks for all the links, Peter. The nicest write up is from the Anglophile site – the American media seem a lot more respectful than the UK lot.

  2. Lisa says:

    It’s a sweet story and photo … but how can he be the subject of the song’s lyrics if it was written so long before he got together with Kate ?

  3. Barbara says:

    It’s the same Steve Blacknell who appears in the promo for Marillion’s ‘Heart Of Lothian’, and also the promo for Phil Collins’s ‘Hang In Long Enough’.

    I love how it’s told he took her to see Camel in concert – this explains her lending them her Fairlight for use on the ‘Stationery Traveller’ album.

  4. Alexander says:

    Well, I am a fan. Love this site very much! And as a Musician, love the lyrics, and the special feel one get’s listening to the Music. In the past loved Kates Dancing!!

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