Tori Amos was born on August 22, 1963, in North Carolina. She is a singer, songwriter, and composer. Amos is particularly famous for such hits as “God”, “Spark”, and “Silent All These Years”. Tori was nominated for 8 Grammy Awards.
Tori Amos (real name Myra Ellen Amos) started playing the piano when she was just 3 years old. When she was 4, Tori was already writing music. At 6, she became the youngest student at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. It seemed as if Tori was bound to pursue a classic concert musician and pianist career. But she had other plans. When she wrote a song, which the conservatory considered too drastic for classical music, Tori had to quit. After quitting, Tori decided to forget about the piano but soon started playing again.
Amos performed in the local Washington and Baltimore bars. When she was 17, together with her brother Michael, Tori wrote a song for Orioles competition, which she called “Baltimore”.
In 1981, Amos graduated from high school in Maryland and came back home. Back then, it seemed she is bound to become famous soon. When Tori turned 21, she went to LA looking to pursue a music career. She was hired as a vocalist of the band Y Kant Tori Read. The band signed a deal with Atlantic Records but their debut album was a failure.