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Jonathan Richman

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Founder of The Modern Lovers, whose members have included David Robinson (The Cars), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Greg “Curly” Keranen (The Rubinoos), D. Sharpe (Carla Bley), Tommy Larkins (Giant Sand) and acclaimed filmmaker Beth Harrington.

“Roadrunner” was called “the first punk rock song” by Richard Linklater (School Of Rock, Dazed And Confused) and served as the title of Oscar®, Grammy®, and Emmy®-winner Morgan Neville’s documentary on Anthony Bourdain.

His songs have been covered by David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Joan Jett, Echo And The Bunnymen, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Iggy Pop, John Cale, and many more.

Appeared in the Ben Stiller comedy There’s Something About Mary.

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