Jonathan Richman

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Birthday
16, 1951
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Boston, MA

About

Founding member of the seminal proto-punk band The Modern Lovers, who paved the way for new wave, punk rock, and indie music.

Before Fame

Growing up, he was heavily influenced by the sound of The Velvet Underground and used the Underground's former producer on The Modern Lovers' demo recording.

Trivia

While in their original form, Modern Lovers released only one album and they broke new stylistic ground with songs about life in their native Boston and about the small indignities of dating.

Family Life

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, home of The Velvet Underground, on which he based so much of his music.

Associated With

His musical style set the tone for groups like Rivers Cuomo's band Weezer.