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Tom Waits

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Birthday
7, 1949
Birthplace
Pomona, CA
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
Pomona, CA

About

Raspy-voiced singer-songwriter who released such songs as "Jersey Girl" and "Hold On." His work on the One From the Heart soundtrack got him nominated for an Academy Award.

Before Fame

While working as a doorman for a San Diego nightclub, he was given the chance to perform and so earned his first professional paycheck of six dollars.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Family Life

He married Kathleen Brennan on August 10, 1980 and they had three children together.

Associated With

Waits was heavily influenced by the poetry of Charles Bukowski.