Tori Amos

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Tori Amos

Born

8/22/1963, Newton, North Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Myra Ellen Amos

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Myra Ellen Amos
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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tori is #40 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."

    • Tori attended the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con to promote her comic book Comic Book Tattoo.

    • Musical Discovery: (Full length)
      *American Doll Posse Released in 2007 with 23 tracks.
      *The Beekeeper. Released in 2005 with 20 tracks.
      *Scarlet's Walk. Released in 2002 with 18 tracks.
      *Strange Little Girls. Released in 2001 with 12 tracks.
      *To Venus and Back. Released in 1999 with 2 discs. The first disc contains new songs and has 11 tracks. The second disc contains live versions of her previous hits from all of her albums and has 13 tracks.
      *From the Choirgirl Hotel. Released in 1998 with 12 tracks.
      *Boys for Pele. Released in 1996 with 18 tracks.
      *Under the Pink. Released in 1994 with 12 tracks.
      *Little Earthquakes. Released in 1992 with 12 tracks.

    • Musical Discovery: (Extras)
      *A Piano: The Collection A box set of five discs that contain both some original and some different versions of Tori's songs. Hidden among the remixes are previously unreleased songs.
      *Musical Discovery: Bootlegs Six CD sets released throughout 2005 recorded at various concerts. B of A Pavilion, Boston, MA 8/21/05 with 17 tracts. Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK 6/4/05 with 18 tracts. Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK 6/5/05 with 18 tracts. Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO 4/19/05 with 17 tracts. Royce Hall Auditorium Los Angeles, CA 4/25/05 with 18 tracts. Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL 4/15/05 with 19 tracts.

    • Tori attended the Baltimore Peabody Conservatory.

    • Tori composed two songs for the 1998 film Great Expectations. She also had a song featured in the movie China Obrien 2. She appeared in Mona Lisa Smile where she sang two songs at a wedding reception.

    • Tori was in a several bands before going solo. These include, Tess Makes Good, Skirts on Fire and Y Kant Tori Read.

    • Tori and her family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when she was 1 year old. Tori moved to Los Angeles, California at 21-years old.

    • Tori's first recording was at age 18. She recorded and released a two song album. The songs featured on that are Walking With You and title track, Baltimore. Also at age 18, Tori was given a key to the city to her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland by the mayor.

    • Her song Me And A Gun deals with sexual assault and is based on a real-life experience. Tori also helped found the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

    • Tori started playing the piano at a very young age. Her first paid performances when she was under 10 at weddings and funerals.

    • Tori was Homecoming Queen at her high school.

    • Tori's father, Edison, is a minister.

    • Tori married Mark Hawley on February 22, 1998.

    • Tori wrote a book titled Piece by Piece. In 2008, she also had her hand in the graphic novel, Comic Book Tattoo which is a comic form of all of her songs.

    • Tori is 5' 2" tall.

    • Tori gave birth to her daughter, Natashya Lorien, on September 05, 2002.

    • Tori's nickname is T.

    • Tori has been playing the piano since she was 2 1/2 years old.

  • Quotes

    • Tori: Anything a wife should do, I'm terrible at. Anything a mistress should do, I'll try.

    • Tori: The American women themselves, we've got to put a fire under them. They need to understand that I'm at their door and I want them to know it. I'm coming after their daughters and I'm convinced that not all of them are solely obsessed with the circumference of their navel. Simply, if we as women don't ask the questions of 'those' who are imposing their controlling ideology on all of us, then we are agreeing to a self imposed muzzling and that is unforgivable.

    • Tori: Women are divided into the mother, and the whore. It's very black and white. As a piano player, I understand black and white very well. And it's just not acceptable outside a keyboard.

    • Tori: Say we didn't have bodies and blood and guts, but just released these little light energies like colors, then we could just merge. That's what making love is all about.

    • Tori: At the end of the day, if I'm not inflammatory, I wouldn't be Tori.

    • Tori: If you ask me what songs I'm listening to now as I compile the ideas for the new album, I wouldn't tell you. What goes on as you make a CD is as sacred as what goes on in the bedroom.

    • Tori: I don't make singles, I make albums. I don't shoot just one crotch shot, that's not what I do. I'll give you the crotch shot, but at least put me in a pair of Louboutin high heels.

    • Tori: I have one man, three homes and five pianos - that's not too excessive, is it?

    • Tori: I want to say hi to everybody on the web... we're winding down the tour, and it's kinda really sad, and I'll be gone for two years, but just... know that you've really sometimes made me feel good when things have been really bad, and just know that I really respect you, not as... I hate the word fans, I... I'd like to call you Ears with Feet, and never use the word fan again because you're Ears with Feet.

    • Tori: (on being raped) I'll never talk about it at this level again but let me ask you. Why have I survived that kind of night, when other women didn't? How am I alive to tell you this tale when he was ready to slice me up? In the song I say it was 'Me and a Gun' but it wasn't a gun. It was a knife he had. And the idea was to take me to his friends and cut me up, and he kept telling me that, for hours. And if he hadn't needed more drugs I would have been just one more news report, where you see the parents grieving for their daughter... And I was singing hymns, as I say in the song, because he told me to. I sang to stay alive. Yet I survived that torture, which left me urinating all over myself and left me paralyzed for years. That's what that night was all about, mutilation, more than violation through sex.

    • Tori: If they keep crashing stuff into the moon, the moon's gonna get pissed off, and the tides'll change, and all the women'll start PMS-ing together. Then you guys are going to ******* regret it.

    • Tori: I moved to LA when I was 21. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. I'd be driving down the road and go, 'Mmmmm... There was a guy' and, 'Mmmmm...there was a guy!'

    • Tori: I'm obsessed with crocodiles and getting eaten by one... When I hear that someone's been eaten by a crocodile or shark, I just get all gooey. I start salivating.

    • Tori: Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • So awesome!

    10
    Tori Amos reminds me so much of the American version of Kate Bush. She sounds very similar to her, and she sings songs with a similar sound.



    I think Tori also looks up to Kate Bush. Well, I don't blame her because Kate is an amazing pop sensation! Tori does a great job with her music as well, and unfortunately, she does not get the credit she deserves. She is one of those hard-working celebrities that does not get recognised for all her hard work, and that is just a shame. I adora her music, and I honestly think she should be rewarded for her work.moreless
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