Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman
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Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970, he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key acoustic and electric backing. He now plays only acoustic to protect his hearing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected, and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world.

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Birth1951-5-16
BirthBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
ActivityMusician, singer-songwriter
LabelsBeserkley, Rounder, United Artists, Twin Tone, Upside, Rough Trade, Warner Bros., Vapor, Blue Arrow
Musical instrumentsguitar, vocals, saxophone
RelatedThe Modern Lovers
Years of activity1970–present

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