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, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, often draws on influences from around the world.
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“Their school a crowd, his master solitude;
Through Jonathan Swifts dark grove he passed, and there
Plucked bitter wisdom that enriched his blood.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)