Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968, making him a Libra. Libras are born under the sign of balance, which often reflects itself in their lives as analyses and decision-making. They are very good at seeing the whole picture, usually avoiding conflicts and providing an outlet to help those in need. With a natural inclination for justice and harmony, Libra’s strive for fairness.
Thom Yorke was born in Northamptonshire, England and moved to Oxfordshire when he was seven. He grew up listening to his parents’ old records and had already began to develop musical tastes for himself at a young age. He was especially fond of the band Queen and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury, who would remain an inspiration throughout his career.
Yorke was attending Exeter University in 1987 when he first met guitarist Ed O’Brien and bassist Colin Greenwood. Over the course of the next several years, Yorke and his newfound friends would be joined by brothers Jonny and Phil Greenwood to form the band Radiohead. The debut single, “Creep,” was released the same year, and the band shot to international stardom, playing the world’s biggest stages.
Besides Radiohead, Yorke has also released solo works, touring around the world as a solo artist, serving as a tempo for numerous movie soundtracks, and founding several other side projects such as Atoms for Peace and The Eraser. He is the recipient of many awards and nominations, including nine Grammy Awards.
Yorke’s Libran attributes of fairness, justice, balance, and harmony can be seen in his decision-making (both lyrically and politically) and his individual works. He’s passionate about creating music and advocating for social justice in his own works and in his words, showing his Libra’s strive for justice. Yorke’s ability to remain composed in the face of adversity, yet still stand up for what he believes in, is a testament to his bold and balanced diplomatic stance.
Thom Yorke’s career and artistic achievements evidence his Libran traits, with his fondness for peace, justice, and balance often chiming through his work. Listening to his music and observing his life’s journey one thing remains true– Yorke is an exceptional embodiment of the Libra.