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Robert Kirby

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Robert Kirby (16 April 1948 – 3 October 2009)[1] was a British-born arranger of string sections for rock and folk music. He was best known for his work on the Nick Drake albums, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter, but also worked with Vashti Bunyan, Elton John, Ralph McTell, Strawbs, Paul Weller and Elvis Costello.

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Robert Kirby
Background information
Birth nameRobert Bruce Kirby
Born(1948-04-16)16 April 1948
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Died3 October 2009(2009-10-03) (aged 61)
London United Kingdom
GenresFolk rock, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Arranger, musician
Years active1960s–2009
LabelsA&M, Island