Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston, an American singer-songwriter and visual artist considered as a fantastic figure, was born on January 22, 1961. Daniel’s death was announced by his family on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, of a suspicious heart attack, following many years of illness.

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Daniel had been struggling much of his adult life with mental health issues. He had contended with physical, as well as mental health issues. He diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Also, he grappled changes in his medication routine. Daniel was hospitalised in his last days because of the kidney malfunction. Daniel has inspired his massive fans, artist, and songwriters, with the message that, no matter how dark the day that the sun shines down. Also, ‘true love will find you in the end’.

Zola Jesus wrote on Twitter that, there are not enough words that can be said about the importance and vitality of Daniel Johnston’s musical spirit. He is a massive inspiration for following the creative impulses, whatever messy or straightforward you have.

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Daniel started his career recording on the cassette tapes in his home. He moved to Texas in the 1980s. There he became famous for handing out tapes of the music to the one he meets.

For his album, “Hi, How Are You”, Cobain photographed for several times wearing a t-shirt featuring the cover image in 1983. Music agents started seeking him out after Cobain listed Daniel’s album as one of his favourites. The artist includes Death Cab for Cutie, Beck, Bright Eyes, and Flaming Lips. However, according to the music news website, Daniel did not sign with one label. He did this, as Metallica was also with them, and also due to his mental illness. He said to them Stanic ad capable of violence towards him.

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Daniel will always be remembered to us for his warbly, simplistic ruminations, high tenor on love, and life on songs. His songs include “Life in Vain”, “Walking The Cow”, and “True Love Will Find You in the End”. He has been able to attract massive high profile fans, on his best songs. His voice ached with earnestness and longing. Moreover, Cobain stated, Daniel is among the most celebrated writers.

In 1994, Daniel signed a major label Atlantic and issued “Fun”. He collaborated with the Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary. It sold around 12 thousand copies. Moreover, over the years, he worked with Half Japenese Jad Fair, Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo, and Okkervil River, and many more. In 2005, Daniel Johnston, along with The Devil, brought music and story. They included a sequence about how Johnston threw the key to a two-seat plane out the window, to a broader audience.