Warren William Zevon 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, 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”. Zevon’s early music industry successes were found as a session musician, jingle composer, songwriter, touring musician, musical coordinator & bandleader.
|Birth name:||Warren William Zevon|
|Also known as:||Sandy moi Zevon, Stephen Lyme|
|Born:||January 24, 1947, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||September 7, 2003, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Rock, folk rock, hard rock, blues rock|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica|
|Labels:||White Whale, Imperial, Asylum, Virgin, Giant/Reprise/Warner Bros, Artemis, Rykodisc, Koch Entertainment|
|Associated acts:||Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Waddy Wachtel, Bruce Springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, Hindu Love Gods, Linda Ronstadt, The Everly Brothers, Don Everly, Phil Everly|
|Website:||Warren Zevon’s Official site|
|IMDb:||Warren Zevon’s IMDb|
|Spotify:||Warren Zevon’s Spotify|
About Warren Zevon
Known for Life’ll Kill Ya, Werewolves of London, and other darkly humorous, off-kilter hits.
He quit school to become a folk singer in New York City following the divorce of his parents.
He refused treatment after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and instead began recording his final album with appearances from many of his closest friends, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Bob Thornton, and Tom Petty.
He married Tule Livingston in 1968, and after their divorce, he married Crystal Ann Brelsford on May 23, 1974.
He wrote Poor Poor Pitiful Me, Linda Ronstadt‘s Top 40 hit from 1978.
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