Tom Waits

Tom Waits
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Wristcutters: A Love Story. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places – although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' 55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2010, Waits was chosen to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Waits, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Tom Waits
Also Known As Thomas Alan Waits
Birthday 1949-12-07
Gender Male
Homepage http://www.tomwaits.com/
IMDB Tom Waits profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Pomona, California, USA
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1983-03-25
The Outsiders...
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1983-10-21
Rumble Fish...
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1993-10-01
Short Cuts...
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2004-05-13
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1986-09-20
Down by Law...
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1991-12-25
Until the End of the...
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2005-10-14
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2010-01-11
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1992-11-13
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2009-12-24
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1999-08-06
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2006-01-24
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1987-12-18
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1984-12-07
Streetwise...
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1988-12-30
Big Time...
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1989-09-06
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1988-02-19
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1988-11-11
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1991-02-01
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1991-12-06
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2012-08-10
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1989-05-19
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2012-03-10
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1999-10-30
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2009-02-06
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2008-05-13
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1979-07-27
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1978-01-01
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1978-09-22
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2005-10-14
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1989-11-05
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2013-01-01
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1990-08-10
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1984-12-14
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2015-09-18
Keith Richards: Unde...
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1991-09-20
The Fisher King...
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1999-04-01
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1982-02-12
One from the Heart...
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1979-01-01
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2018-09-28
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2017-01-31
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1993-03-18
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2017-02-19
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1990-09-25
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2003-01-18
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2018-11-09
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1982-01-01
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1993-03-26
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1984-04-04
The Stone Boy...
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1996-07-22
The Daily Show with ...
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1993-09-13
Late Night with Cona...
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1975-01-01
Austin City Limits...
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1975-10-11
Saturday Night Live...
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1991-11-20
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