Nick Drake

Death of a Rock Star

Feb 3 2022 • 32 mins

Maybe you know Nick Drake. The songs, the sound. How he wants to be famous but won’t do what it takes. How he’s never a pop star, but people love him like he’s their private hero.  But people didn’t know him when he lived. He seemed… invisible. And he should’ve faded away with the 70s, with his death. But instead, something magical happens… WARNING: this episode contains references to drug abuse, addiction, and suicide.  If you’ve been affected by any of the issues we spoke about in this podcast or are worried about someone you love, please call the Samaritans at 116 123. Someone will always be there to listen, day or night, and it’s free for all UK phone numbers. Or, go to to find a list of people you can go to for help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit