For the 15th year, the Pop Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington this weekend. Talking Heads co-founder David Byrne opened as keynote speaker yesterday.
The festivities occur at the Museum of Pop Culture and the Hyatt House. The title of this year’s event is “Sign O’ the Times: Music and Politics.”
Byrne spoke at 4 p.m. yesterday in Sky Church. A ticket for the full four-day conference is $20.
In addition to co-founding the Talking Heads, Byrne was the principal songwriter, lead guitarist and lead singer for the group. The band broke up in 1991, but they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Byrne has continued his career in music as a solo artist. He is particularly well known for his work on various film soundtracks.
Byrne won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on “The Last Emporer.” He has also won Grammy and Golden Globe awards.
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David Byrne Interview on CBS This Morning: