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Encyclopedia > Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon Wainwright III
Background information
Birth name Loudon Snowden Wainwright III
Born September 5, 1946 (1946-09-05) (age 61)
Flag of the United States Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.
Genre(s) Folk
Rock
Blues
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, humorist
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, piano, banjo, percussion, ukulele
Years active 1967Present
Label(s) Atlantic, Columbia, Legacy, Arista, Rounder, Silvertone, Charisma, Virgin, Hannibal, Red House, Sanctuary Records, Sovereign Artists, Concord
Associated
acts
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, White Cloud, George Gerdes, Richard Thompson, Chaim Tannenbaum, The Roches, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Joe Henry
Website www.lwiii.com

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This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments Award-winning catalog division. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... Rounder Records, originally of Cambridge, Massachusetts but now based in Burlington, is an independent record label founded in 1970 by Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, while all three were still university students. ... Silvertone Records is a current British record label, owned by Zomba Music Group. ... Charisma Records was a record label started by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith in 1969. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Hannibal Records was a record label which was acquired by Rykodisc. ... Red House Records is an American independent record label specializing in folk music based in St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... Kate and Anna McGarrigle are a Canadian folk music duo from Quebec. ... For other persons named Richard Thompson, see Richard Thompson (disambiguation). ... The Roches, a female vocal group of three songwriting sisters from New Jersey (Maggie, Terre and Suzzy Roche), known for their unusual and rich harmonies, quirky lyrics and casually comedic stage performances. ... Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... Martha Wainwright signing a T-shirt for a fan in Quasimodo-Club, Berlin, September 20, 2005 Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is a singer-songwriter like her parents Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, her maternal aunts The Roches and paternal half-siblings Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright, with all of whom she has sung. ... Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Wainwright was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Martha, a noted yoga teacher, and Loudon Wainwright, Jr., a well-known writer and editor for Life magazine. Wainwright grew up in Bedford, New York, a wealthy town in Westchester County. He is a direct descendant of Peter Stuyvesant. Among his sisters is Sloan Wainwright, also a singer. He graduated from St. Andrew's School. Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... Loudon Snowden Wainwright II (November 16, 1924[1]-December 12, 1988) was an American writer. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... Bedford is a town in Westchester County, New York, USA. The population was 18,133 at the 2000 census. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Pieter Stuyvesant is also the name of a Dutch cigarette brand from Imperial Tobacco. ... Sloan Wainwright is a artist and member of the American independent music scene. ... St. ...


Career

Wainwright's career began in the late 1960s. He had played the guitar while in school, but would later sell it for yoga lessons while living in San Francisco. Later, in Rhode Island, Wainwright's grandmother got him a job working in a boatyard. He was inspired by an old lobster fisherman named Edgar to borrow a friend's guitar and write his first song (entitled "Edgar"). Soon after, Wainwright bought a guitar and in about a year, he had written near twenty songs. He decided to go to Boston and New York and began playing live shows in folk clubs. He was eventually "discovered" by Milton Kramer who became his manager. He acquired a record deal with Atlantic Records who released his first album in 1970. For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... “RI” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wainwright is known for the 1972 novelty song hit "Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)" and for playing Captain Spalding (the "singing surgeon") on three episodes of the American television show M*A*S*H in its third season (1974-1975 including episode Rainbow Bridge), but his musical reputation is much deeper. Using a witty, self-mocking style, Wainwright has recorded over twenty albums on eleven different labels. Two of his albums have been nominated for Grammy awards. M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Television episodes. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Wainwright has also appeared in a number of films, including small parts in The Aviator, Big Fish, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and the television series Undeclared. Wainwright came to the attention of many people in Britain for the first time when he appeared as the resident singer with comedian Jasper Carrott in his UK show, Carrott Confidential, in the late 1980s, and he has remained popular in the UK ever since. For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Hughes by Richard Hack. ... Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. ... Poster for The 40-Year-Old Virgin The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a comedy film starring Steve Carell that is set to be released on August 19, 2005. ... Undeclared is a U.S. television series that aired on FOX during the 2001–2002 TV season. ... Jasper Carrott OBE (born Robert Davis, March 14, 1945) is an English comedian (declaring himself world famous in Birmingham). // Born in Acocks Green, Birmingham, he was educated at Moseley Grammar School and later attended Aston University in the heart of Birmingham. ...


Wainwright has claimed that, like many of his contemporaries, he was inspired musically by seeing Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1962. He was one of many young folksingers tagged as the "new Dylan" in the early 1970s, a fact that he later ruefully satirized in his song "Talking New Bob Dylan" from 1992's History album. This article is about the recording artist. ... The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ...


In September of 2006, Wainwright and musician Joe Henry began composing the music to the Judd Apatow film, Knocked Up, which was released on June 1, 2007. Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. ... Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967, in Syosset, New York)[1] is an Emmy-winning American screenwriter, director, and producer. ... Knocked Up is a 2007 American comedy film written and directed by Judd Apatow. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Personal life

Wainwright's son Rufus Wainwright and daughter Martha Wainwright by his onetime marriage to Canadian singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle are both singer/songwriters as well. Rufus was the subject of two of Loudon's more famous songs, the breastfeeding ode "Rufus Is a Tit Man" and the retrospective "A Father and a Son", while Martha entered the world to "Pretty Little Martha", turned five to the post-divorce child-rearing anthem "Five Years Old" and entered her teenage years with the brutally clinical "Hitting You". (Rufus, in turn, has covered his father's "One Man Guy" and wrote "Dinner at Eight" about a family dispute, while Martha has covered her father's "Pretty Good Day" and wryly states that her song "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" is about her father.[1] Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ... Martha Wainwright signing a T-shirt for a fan in Quasimodo-Club, Berlin, September 20, 2005 Martha Wainwright (born May 8, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian-American folk-pop singer. ... Kate McGarrigle (born on February 6, 1946 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, who writes and performs as a duo with her sister Anna McGarrigle. ... Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole is an EP by Martha Wainwright, with five tracks. ...


Loudon also has a daughter, Lucy Roche by the singer Suzzy Roche, and a third daughter, Lexie Kelly. Loudon remarried in 2005. Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is a singer-songwriter like her parents Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, her maternal aunts The Roches and paternal half-siblings Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright, with all of whom she has sung. ... Suzzy Roche is best known for her work with the female vocal group The Roches. ...


He is one of the inspirations for Doonesbury minor character Jimmy Thudpucker. Doonesbury is a comic strip by Garry Trudeau, popular in the United States and other parts of the world. ... Jimmy Thudpucker is a character in the comic strip Doonesbury. ...


Discography

Studio and live albums

Loudon Wainwright III (also known as Album I) is the debut album of Loudon Wainwright III. It was released on vinyl in 1970 on Atlantic Records and was re-released on compact disc in 2006. ... Album II, as its title implies, is the sophomore album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was released in 1971 on Atlantic Records and was re-released on compact disc in 2006. ... Album III, as its title implies, is the third full album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was originally released in 1972 on Columbia Records and was re-released on compact disc in 1990. ... Attempted Mustache is the fourth album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Johnston and was released in 1973 on Columbia Records. ... Unrequited is the fifth album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was his last album on the Columbia Records label, released in 1975. ... T Shirt is a 1976 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Bicentennial Summers Almost Over Hollywood Hopeful Reciprocity At Both Ends Wine with Dinner Hey Packy (George Gerdes) California Prison Blues Talking Big Apple 75 Prince Hals Dirge Just Like President Thieu Wine with Dinner (Night Cap) LP: Arista... Final Exam is a 1978 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Final Exam Mr. ... A Live One is a live-album by Loudon Wainwright III. It was released in 1979 and re-released on compact disc in 1990. ... Fame and Wealth is a 1983 album by Loudon Wainwright III. It was originally released on Rounder Records. ... Im Alright is a 1985 album by Loudon Wainwright III. It was re-released on compact disc 1990. ... More Love Songs is a 1986 album by Loudon Wainwright III. It was re-released on compact disc in 1990. ... Therapy is a 1989 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting Therapy Bill Of Goods T.S.D.H.A.V. Harrys Wall Aphrodisiac Fly Paper Nice Guys Thanksgiving Your Fathers Car Me & All The Other Mothers You Dont Want To Know Mind Read (It Belonged To You... History is a 1992 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting People In Love Men The Picture When Im At Your House The Doctor Hitting You Id Rather Be Lonely Between Talking New Bob Dylan So Many Songs 4 X 10 A Father And A Son Sometimes I Forget... Career Moves is a 1993 live album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting Road Ode Im Alright Five Years Old Your Mother Westchester County He Said, She Said Christmas Rap Suddenly Its Christmas Thanksgiving A Fine Celtic Name T.S.M.N.W.A. Some Balding Guys The Swimming... Grown Man is a 1993 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting The Birthday Present Grown Man That Hospital Housework Cobwebs A Year Father/Doaughter Dialogue 1994 IWIWAL Just A John I Suppose Dreading The End Has Begun Human Cannonball Treasure Untold ... Little Ship is a 1997 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting Breakfast In Bed Four Mirrors Mr. ... BBC Sessions is a 1998 release by Loudon Wainwright III. Be Careful, Theres a Baby in the House East Indian Princess Medley (I Know Im Unhappy / Suicide Song / Glenville Reel) A.M. World The Swimming Song Prince Hals Dirge I Wish It Was Me No Hard Day... Social Studies is a 1999 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Tracklisting What Gives Tonyas Twirls New Street People Carmine Street O.J. Leap Of Faith Conspiracies Christmas Morning Y2K Number One Bad Man Inaugural Blues Our Boy Bill Jesse Dont Like It Pretty Good Day ... Last Man on Earth is a 2001 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Recorded in the wake of his mothers death, the album thematically addresses feelings of grief and loneliness following from this event, along with broader themes of isolation stemming from his previous divorce from Canadian folk musician Kate... So Damn Happy is the third live album by Loudon Wainwright III. It was recorded at Largo in West Hollywood, California and released in 2003. ... Here Come the Choppers is a 2005 album by Loudon Wainwright III. My Biggest Fan – 6:02 No Sure Way – 5:29 Had to Be Her – 5:02 Hank and Fred – 4:55 Half Fist – 4:13 To Be on TV – 4:03 Gods Country – 3:14 Make Your... Strange Weirdos: Music From And Inspired By The Film Knocked Up[1] is the upcoming soundtrack album to the 2007 Judd Apatow film Knocked Up. ...

Compilations

  • Fame and Wealth / I'm Alright (1991) - this combines both albums on one CD, but minus one track from each
  • One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright III 1982-1986 (1994)

Singles

  • Dead Skunk / Needless to Say (1973, CBS 4-45726)
  • Down Drinking at the Bar / I am The Way (1974, CBS 2172)
  • Five Years Old / Rambunctious (1983, Demon D1016)
  • Cardboard Boxes / Colours (1985, Demon D1039)
  • Unhappy Anniversary / The Acid Song (1986, Demon D1044)
  • Thank You, Girl (John Hiatt) / My Girl (with John Hiatt) (1987)
  • Your Mother and I / At the End of a Long Lonely Day (with John Hiatt) (1987, D1051)
  • T.S.D.H.A.V. / Nice Guys (1989, Silvertone, ORE 15)
  • Jesse Don't Like It (live) / T.S.D.H.A.V. (live) (1990, Hannibal cassette single HNC 0705, Hannibal 7" vinyl HNS 0705)

Contributions

  • "Turkish Revelry" & "Good Ship Venus" for Hal Willner's Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys (2006, ANTI-)

Hal Willner (born 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a music producer working in recording, Films, TV and live events. ... ANTI- is a sister label of Epitaph Records that was launched in 1999. ...

Filmography

Knocked Up is a 2007 American comedy film written and directed by Judd Apatow. ... For Your Consideration is a feature film directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. ... Elizabethtown is a 2005 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 comedy film starring Steve Carell and directed by Judd Apatow. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Hughes by Richard Hack. ... Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. ... Undeclared is a U.S. television series that aired on FOX during the 2001–2002 TV season. ... 28 Days is a 2000 film starring Sandra Bullock. ... Jacknife is a 1989 American film starring Robert De Niro and Ed Harris. ... Spinal Tap is a mostly fictitious heavy metal band, the subject of the 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. ... M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, inspired by the 1968 novel M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker (penname for H. Richard Hornberger) and its sequels, but primarily by the 1970 film MASH, and influenced by the...

References

  1. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1460017,00.html

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