- NAME: Thom Yorke
- OCCUPATION: Environmental Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: October 07, 1968 (Age: 44)
- EDUCATION: Abingdon School for Boys, University of Exeter
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Thomas Edward Yorke
- AKA: Thom Yorke
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Thom Yorke is the lead singer and songwriter of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, whose hit albums include OK Computer and The Bends.
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66 on its list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," calling him "one of the most influential singers of his generation."
In the fall of 2009, Yorke teamed up in a side project with Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. For a year, the group performed without a name before finally calling themselves Atoms for Peace.
Yorke lives a private life in Oxfordshire, near his hometown, with longtime partner Rachel Owen, whom he met while studying at Exeter University. The couple has two children, Noah and Agnes.
An active environmentalist, Yorke supported Friends of the Earth's climate change campaign, "The Big Ask."
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