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Richard Ashcroft
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Birth Date:September 11, 1971
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
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Occupation:Rock/Pop singer

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Richard Ashcroft

Biography:Richard Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971, in Billinge, Wigan, England) is best known as the lead singer of The Verve, a British rock band that he helped form in 1989. After that band's demise in 1999, Ashcroft embarked on a successful solo career.

Ashcroft's father passed away when Richard was 11. Ashcroft soon fell under the influence of his stepfather, who belonged to the ancient secular order of the Rosicrucians.

He is good friends with Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher and Coldplay's Chris Martin (whom Ashcroft once thanked for "letting me be myself again"), and occasionally plays as support at Oasis and Coldplay concerts, including the European and second UK legs of Coldplay's 'Twisted Logic Tour'. He recently described himself as "the best support act you'll ever see." The Oasis track "Cast No Shadow" is dedicated to him, and it is believed that Ashcroft dedicated The Verve's 1995 song "Northern Soul" to Noel Gallagher. Martin introduced him as "the best singer in the world" when he performed "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (which Martin called "the best song in the world") with Coldplay at the London Live 8 concert in 2005. On his second album, Human Conditions, Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson performs on the song "Nature is the Law." Ashcroft is married to Kate Radley,Spiritualized's former keyboard player. They have two sons: Sonny, born in 2000, and Cassius, born in 2004.

Ashcroft's third solo album, Keys to the World, was recorded with the co-operation of the London Metropolitan Orchestra, and released on January 23, 2006, by Parlophone. The first single from the album, "Break the Night with Colour," was released on January 9, 2006, and entered the UK Singles Chart at number 3. Around the time of the album's release, Ashcroft announced his largest UK tour for years for May 2006, culminating in three nights at London's Brixton Academy. He will be opening for the second half of Coldplay's tour, starting March 14, 2006, in Ottawa.

Chinese Horoscope for Richard Ashcroft
Includes characteristics and Vices
Richard Ashcroft's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 27, 1971 - February 14, 1972
Birthday: September 11, 1971

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Richard Ashcroft's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: September 11, 1971

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Richard Ashcroft's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: September 11, 1971

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Richard Ashcroft's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: September 11, 2022

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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