Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon

 

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

Zevon's work has often been praised by well known musicians, including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. His best-known 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). Other well-known songs written by Zevon have been 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 compositions, Zevon recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan". He was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman later performed guest vocals on "Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)" with Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra on Warren Zevon's My Ride's Here album.

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The Everly Brothers
United States Marine and rock 'n' roll singer
bornJanuary 19, 1939
Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
 
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me" is a rock song written and originally recorded by Warren Zevon in 1976.
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
 
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology) is a greatest hits album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 1996. (See 1996 in music).
Sentimental Hygiene
 
Sentimental Hygiene is the sixth studio album by rock singer/songwriter Warren Zevon.

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