A founding member of the influential New Wave group Talking Heads, was born Martina Michéle Weymouth on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California. A bassist, she combined the minimalist art-punk basslines of groups such as Wire and Pere Ubu with danceable, disco inflected riffs to provide the bedrock of Talking Heads signature sound. She also participated in Tom Tom Club, a Talking Heads side-project with Chris Frantz. She has been married to Frantz since 1977, and they have two sons together. The term New Wave has been used to describe several movements in art. ... Talking Heads. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Satellite image of Coronado peninsula Coronado is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Wire is a British punk/experimental rock band formed in 1976 by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed (drums). ... Pere Ubu is an experimental rock music group, see Pere Ubu (band). ... Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music (generally between 110 and 136 beats per minute) that originated in the early 1970s, mainly from funk and soul music, popular with audiences in larger cities all over the world, and derives its name from the French word discothÃ¨que (meaning... Talking Heads. ... Tom Tom Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 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. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...
Like Chris Frantz, Martina Michéle Weymouth came from a military family: her father was in the Navy, and her mother was French.
Chris Frantz and TinaWeymouth graduated from RISD in June, and in September they, too, moved to New York, still figuring on entering the art world and not expecting music to be anything more than an amusement.
Tina learned how to play bass and together with Chris and David she formed Talking Heads in january 1975.
Although Weymouth first picked up a guitar at the age of 14, she failed to stick with it, despite developing a deep admiration for such '60s hitmakers as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul & Mary.
Frantz and Weymouth continued to issue albums with the Tom Tom Club during this time (1983's Close to the Bone, 1988's Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom), but none proved to be as commercially successful as their debut.
Little was heard from Weymouth musically during the early to mid '90s, as she concentrated primarily on producing other artists along with Frantz (Angelfish's self-titled debut, the Happy Monday's Yes, Please, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs' Rey Azucar, and a few years prior, Ziggy Marley's Conscious Party and One Bright Day).
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