Singer and songwriter who mixed humor and music in 'Dead Skunk.'
He comes from a family of professionals, including his ancestor Peter Stuyvesant, the last director general of new Netherlands.
He loved playing the guitar as a child, but he also loved yoga. He once sold his guitar for yoga lessons while living in San Francisco.
He got married to Kate McGarrigle in 1971 and divorced her in 1977.
He is the father of Rufus Wainwright.