Warren Zevon

Born 24 January 1947. Died 7 September 2003
Warren Zevon
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Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon Biography (Wikipedia)

Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.

Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978), whose title track is also well-known. He also wrote major hits that were recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own work, he recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan" and Prince's "Raspberry Beret".

Initially successful as a band leader, Zevon struggled to have a solo career until his music was performed by Linda Rondstadt. This launched a cult following that lasted for 25 years with Zevon making occasional returns to album and single charts until his death from cancer in 2003. He briefly found a new audience in the 1980s by teaming up with members of R.E.M. in the blues rock outfit Hindu Love Gods.

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Werewolves Of London
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Ain't That Pretty At All - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Ain't That Pretty At All - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Play It All Night Long - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Play It All Night Long - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Werewolves Of London - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Werewolves Of London - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Boom Boom Mancini - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Boom Boom Mancini - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Accidentley - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Accidentley - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Down On My Luck - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Down On My Luck - Hammersmith Odeon, London 1998
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Lawyers, Guns And Money
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Lawyers, Guns And Money
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Excitable Boy
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