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Chris Frantz (born Charlton Christopher Frantz, May 8, 1951 in Fort Campbell, KY, United States) was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee and is home to the 101st Airborne Division. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Talking Heads was an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ...


Career

He graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and David Byrne met in the early 1970s at the Rhode Island School of Design. They formed a band called the Artistics, which evolved over time into Talking Heads. Shady Side Academy is an independent school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, pronounced /RIZ-dee/) is one of the premier fine arts institutions in the United States. ...


Frantz also convinced his girlfriend Tina Weymouth to join the band as bassist. They were married in 1977. Frantz and Weymouth formed the Tom Tom Club in 1980, which kept them busy during a fairly long hiatus in Talking Heads activity. Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Paul Chambers, acclaimed jazz bassist A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Tom Tom Club was a New Wave band, a side project set up by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz who were also members of the Talking Heads. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Frantz has two sons with Weymouth. Their names are Egan and Robin.


Egan has been in many bands, but currently is the member of a band called Look Look, in which he is the drummer. He currently attends Hampshire College in Amherst, MA where he dates Jashin.


Robin Frantz is a musical artist named Kid Ginseng.


He and Tina Weymouth recently contributed backing vocals and percussion for the hiphop formation Gorillaz. Tina Weymouth A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. ... Gorillaz is a virtual band, composed of four fictional animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. ...

Talking Heads
David ByrneChris FrantzTina WeymouthJerry Harrison
Discography
Studio Albums: Talking Heads: 77 (1977) - More Songs about Buildings and Food (1978) - Fear of Music (1979) - Remain in Light (1980) - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - Little Creatures (1985) - True Stories (1986) - Naked (1988)
Live Albums: The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads (1982) - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Filmography
Stop Making Sense (1984) - True Stories (1986) - Storytelling Giant (1988)
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Chris Frantz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
Chris Frantz (born Charlton Christopher Frantz, May 8, 1951 in Fort Campbell, KY, United States) was the drummer for both the Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club.
Frantz also convinced his girlfriend Tina Weymouth to join the band as bassist.
Frantz and Weymouth formed the Tom Tom Club in 1980, which kept them busy during a fairly long hiatus in Talking Heads activity.
CNN.com - Coming at rock from odd angles - Dec. 4, 2003 (987 words)
Chris was held up at gunpoint, and I had an incident with the Hell's Angels," she said.
Frantz notes the band was much more of an equal partnership than the reports of the time would say.
Frantz said the timing is right for a boxed set (notwithstanding the group's early-'90s collection, "Sand in the Vaseline"), now that Talking Heads have been inducted into the rock hall.
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