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Summary
  • AKA: Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: Natick, MA
  • Active: 1970 - 1988
  • Number of gigs played: 1
  • Number of other acts played with: 4
Sceneroller, The Modern Lovers, David Robinson, Jonathan Richman, John Felice, Rolfe Anderson, Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks
Members
Performed with them
Member of
  • The Real Kids
    1972 - 1983
    Guitar, Vocals
  • The Paley Brothers
    1976 - 1979
    Guitar, Vocals
  • DMZ
    1976, June - 1976, October
    Drums
  • The Cars
    1976, October - 1988, February
    Drums
  • Talking Heads
    1977, March - 1991, December
    Guitar, Background Vocal, Keyboards
  • The Sidewinders
    Unknown - Unknown
    Vocals
  • Catfish Black
    Unknown - Unknown
    Drums

    Unknown - Unknown
    Drums, Lead Vocal

    1970 - Unknown
    Drums, Lead Vocal, Keyboards

    1970 - Unknown
    Drums, Lead Vocal, Keyboards, Electric Bass
Worked with them
  • Fox Pass


    1975 - 1975
    Vocals
  • Ashbury Tyne
  • Skip Weston Band
  • The Modern Lovers


    Unknown - Unknown
    Drums

    Unknown - Unknown
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer

    1970 - 1974
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer

    1970 - 1988
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer, Lead Vocal

    1970, September - 1971
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer, Lead Vocal

    1970, September - 1971
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer, Lead Vocal, Electric Bass

    1971 - 1974, February
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer, Lead Vocal, Electric Bass, Keyboards

    1971 - 1974, February
    Drums, Guitar, Background Vocal, Producer, Lead Vocal, Electric Bass, Keyboards
  • Susan
  • The Violent Femmes
    Unknown - Unknown
    Producer
  • BoDeans
    Unknown - Unknown
    Producer
  • The Ramones
    Unknown - Unknown
    Roadie
Connections
About This Act

From Wikipedia:

The Modern Lovers were an American rock band led by Jonathan Richman in the 1970s and 1980s. The original band existed from 1970 to 1974 but their recordings were not released until 1976 or later. It featured Richman and bassist Ernie Brooks with drummerDavid Robinson (later of the Cars) and keyboardist Jerry Harrison (later of Talking Heads). The sound of the band owed a great deal to the influence of the Velvet Underground, and is now sometimes classed as "protopunk". It pointed the way towards much of the punk rock, new wave, alternative and indie rock music of later decades. Their only album, the eponymous The Modern Lovers, contained idiosyncratic songs about dating awkwardness, growing up in Massachusetts, and love of life and the USA.

Later, between 1976 and 1988, Richman used the name Modern Lovers for a variety of backing bands, always billed as "Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers". These bands were quieter and featured more low-key, often near-childlike songs as Richman drew on folk-rock and other genres. Of Richman's original bandmates, only Robinson was part of any of the other Modern Lovers incarnations.

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