Warren Zevon | Artist
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Warren Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician born 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a gifted songwriter who penned many famous compositions including "Hasten Down The Wind", "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner". Zevon left home at age 16 to become a folk singer in New York City, where he formed the duo Lyme & Cybelle with an old school friend. He lived off writing advertising jingles and penned material for artists such as The Everly Brothers and The Turtles. His breakthrough came when his song "He Quit Me" was produced by Kim Fowley and included on the soundtrack to the film Midnight Cowboy. Fowley also produced his debut solo album 1969's Wanted Dead or Alive, which was not successful. Moving back to Los Angeles in the early '70s, Zevon found himself at the centre of southern California's fertile country-rock music scene. His circle of friends included Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Buckingham & Nicks, as well as Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. Jackson Browne produced Zevon's second solo album, 1976's superb Warren Zevon, which became his first commercial breakthrough. He followed this in '78 with the equally fine Excitable Boy album, which made him a worldwide success through record sales, radio and exposure on MTV. Zevon went on to record a total of 12 studio albums before he passed away in 2003. Standout albums include Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy, Sentimental Hygiene, Life'll Kill Ya and the live album Stand in the Fire.
Artist Website: warrenzevon.com
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