- Name: Jonathan Richman
- Born: 05/16/1951 (70 years old)
- Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter
Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970, he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key acoustic and electric backing. He now plays only acoustic to protect his hearing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected, and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world.
Genre: Rock, folk, new wave, proto-punk, garage rock
Birth Place: Natick, Massachusetts, United States
Jonathan Richman quotes :
They played Boston. They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them backstage even though I was underage.Jonathan Richman