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Birth Name:
Loudon Snowden Wainwright III

Born:
Loudon Wainwright III

Genre:
Singer/Songwriter

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Loudon Wainwright III

Biography

Loudon Wainwright III grew up in the town of Bedford in wealthy Westchester County north of New York City, the son of Loudon S. Wainwright Jr., a writer and editor at Life magazine and a direct descendant of colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant. Wainwright became a folk singer/songwriter in the late '60s, singing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs. Signed to Atlantic Records, he recorded Album I (1970) and Album II (1971), accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, before switching to Columbia Records, for which he made the folk-rock Album III (1972), which featured the Top 40 novelty hit "Dead Skunk." Attempted Mustache (1973) and the half-live Unrequited (1975) did not continue that commercial success, though Wainwright's humor and engaging stage persona made him a cult figure and a concert favorite.

Top Albums

Suddenly It's Christmas - Single, Loudon Wainwright III
1. Suddenly It'..
Strange Weirdos - Music from and Inspired By the Film "Knocked Up", Loudon Wainwright III
2. Strange Weir..
Older Than My Old Man Now, Loudon Wainwright III
3. Older Than M..
High Wide & Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III
4. High Wide &a..
Recovery, Loudon Wainwright III
5. Recovery
Album III, Loudon Wainwright III
6. Album III
Attempted Mustache, Loudon Wainwright III
7. Attempted Mu..
Last Man On Earth, Loudon Wainwright III
8. Last Man On ..
Songs For The New Depression, Loudon Wainwright III
9. Songs For Th..
Unrequited, Loudon Wainwright III
10. Unrequited
I'm Alright, Loudon Wainwright III
11. I'm Alright
Fame and Wealth, Loudon Wainwright III
12. Fame and Wea..
Album II, Loudon Wainwright III
13. Album II
More Love Songs, Loudon Wainwright III
14. More Love So..
Album I, Loudon Wainwright III
15. Album I
Grown Man, Loudon Wainwright III
16. Grown Man
Social Studies, Loudon Wainwright III
17. Social Studi..
One Man Guy: Essential Recordings, Loudon Wainwright III
18. One Man Guy:..
So Damn Happy, Loudon Wainwright III
19. So Damn Happ..
Career Moves, Loudon Wainwright III
20. Career Moves

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
DaughterDaughter - Single3:33$1.29
2.
Days That We DieOlder Than My Old Man Now4:05$0.99
3.
DaughterStrange Weirdos - Music fro..3:32$1.29
4.
Grey In L.A.Strange Weirdos - Music fro..3:14$1.29
5.
Dead SkunkAlbum III3:05$0.99
6.
Swimming SongAttempted Mustache2:27$1.29
7.
I'll Be Killing You (This Christ..I'll Be Killing You (Th..3:36$1.29
8.
Suddenly It's ChristmasSuddenly It's Christmas..2:25$1.29
9.
Human CannonballGrown Man3:10$1.29
10.
DreamingGrown Man3:14$1.29
11.
IwiwalGrown Man3:06$1.29
12.
Father/Doaughter DialogueGrown Man2:35$1.29
13.
CobwebsGrown Man3:05$1.29
14.
HouseworkGrown Man4:40$1.29
15.
Handful of DustHistory3:23$1.29
16.
Sometimes I ForgetHistory5:52$1.29
17.
Father and a SonHistory3:21$1.29
18.
Talking New Bob DylanHistory3:35$1.29
19.
I'd Rather Be LonelyHistory2:50$1.29
20.
Hitting YouHistory3:04$1.29
21.
When I'm at Your HouseHistory2:30$1.29
22.
PictureHistory2:32$1.29
23.
MenHistory3:37$1.29
24.
Acid SongCareer Moves5:54$1.29
25.
Just Say NoCareer Moves0:33$1.29

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