Daniel Dale Johnston (January 22, 1961 – c. September 11, 2019) was an American singer-songwriter and visual artiste regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and every second music scenes. Most of his play a part consisted of cassettes recorded alone in his home, and his music was frequently cited for its "pure" and "childlike" qualities.
Johnston spent lengthy periods in psychiatric institutions and was diagnosed next bipolar disorder. He gathered a local as soon as in the 1980s by passing out tapes of his music while functioning at a McDonald's in Dobie Center in Austin, Texas. His cult status was propelled considering Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was seen wearing a T-shirt that featured artwork from Johnston's 1983 record album Hi, How Are You.
Beyond music, Johnston was able as a visual artist, with his illustrations exhibited at various galleries more or less the world. His struggles gone mental sickness were the subject of the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. He died in 2019, of a suspected heart attack.