Warren Zevon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Warren Zevon

American recording artist; singer-songwriter

Date of Birth: 24-Jan-1947

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 07-Sep-2003

Profession: singer, pianist, singer-songwriter, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Warren Zevon

  • 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", and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", 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", Steve Winwood's "Back in the High Life Again", 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 Ronstadt, beginning in 1976 with her album Hasten Down the Wind.
  • 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. Known for his dry wit and acerbic lyrics, he was a guest numerous times on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman.

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