The Modern Lovers
Year of birth: 1970
Age: 45 years
Place of birth: Massachusetts, USA
Citizenship: United StatesBiography
Despite the lack of official discography, `The Modern Lovers` firmly won a place in the underground rock scene, being in fact a link between between` The Velvet Underground` and punk rock.
Rock band `The Modern Lovers` was formed in 1970 in the US state of Massachusetts (Massachusetts). The driving force of the group -Jonathan Richman (Jonathan Richman), who since childhood dream of becoming a musician, made the founder of the team.
Jonathan was born and raised in Natick (Natick, Massachusetts), a suburb of Boston (Boston), and it was there that he became interested in the teenage years in rock music and started learning to play the guitar. In 1967-m he sang his first solo in front of an audience, and his idols at the time were `Velvet Underground`. It is the image of your favorite team Richman and formed his first rock band, composed of his neighbor guitarist John Felice (
John Felice), drummer David Robinson (David Robinson) and bassist Rolf Anderson (Rolfe Anderson).A new group called `The Modern Lovers`, and the band began to rehearse and to turn out the material, playing in the style proto - punk.
Having existed for nearly four years, `The Modern Lovers` has not released the official album, and only later became known band members, but by the time they have played in other bands. Incidentally,The group has changed, so Anderson was soon replaced by Ernie Brooks (Ernie Brooks), and on the place of the departed Felisa came keyboardist Jerry Harrison (Jerry Harrison).
Despite the lack of official discography, `The Modern Lovers` prochnozavoevali a place in the underground rock scene,being in fact a link between between `The Velvet Underground` and punk rock.
Later, after the collapse of the group, came out albums `The Modern Lovers`, entries that were made in 1971-1972. Thus, the album `The Original Modern Lovers`, recorded in 1972, was released only in 1981.
In 1974, the band broke up,and all participants engaged in other projects.
In 1976, Jonathan Richman, who retained the right to name, create a new group - `Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers`, whose work in any way not to repeat previous napravaleniya. The musicians have released 8 albums,among them `Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers` 1976`Rock` n` Roll with the Modern Lovers` 1977, `Back in Your Life` 1979 ,` Rockin` and Romance` 1985, and others.
It is noteworthy that at the time of its existence, `The Modern Lovers` have not released any records, though ,that they were written and created some very, very serious in its genre projects. However, it happened iz
for inconsistencies with the record label.
Whatever it was, all the participants of the first of the team took place in other teams. So, Jerry Harrison played in the `Talking Heads`,David Robinson became known for `The Cars` group, and John Felice became the founder of the team` The Real Kids`