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Loudon Wainwright III

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Born: September 5, 1946    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Loudon Wainwright III grew up in the town of Bedford in wealthy Westchester County north of New York City, the son of Loudon S. Wainwright, Jr., a writer and editor at Life magazine and a direct descendant of colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant.

Wainwright became a folk singer/songwriter in the late '60s, singing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs. Signed to Atlantic Records, he recorded Album I (1970) and Album II (1971), accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, before switching to Columbia Records, for which he made the folk-rock Album III (1972), which featured the Top 40 novelty hit “Dead Skunk.”...
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Source: William Ruhlmann

Studio albums

Loudon Wainwright III (1970)
Album II (1971)
Album III (1972)
Attempted Mustache (1973)
Unrequited (1975)
T Shirt (1976)
Final Exam (1978)
Fame and Wealth (1983)
I'm Alright (1985)
More Love Songs (1986)
Therapy (1989)
History (1992)
Grown Man (1995)
Little Ship (1997)
The BBC Sessions (1998)
Social Studies (1999)
Last Man on Earth (2001)
Here Come the Choppers (2005)
Strange Weirdos (2007)
Recovery (2008)
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2009)

Live albums

A Live One (1979)
Career Moves (1993)
So Damn Happy (2003)

Compilations

Fame and Wealth / I'm Alright (1991)
One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright III 1982-1986 (1994)

Singles

"Dead Skunk" / "Needless to Say" (1973) (U.S. Pop #16)
"Down Drinking at the Bar" / "I Am the Way" (1974)
"Five Years Old" / "Rambunctious" (1983, Demon)
"Five years old/The Grammy song, (1983, Rounder)
"Cardboard Boxes" / "Colours" (1985, Demon)
"Unhappy Anniversary" / "The Acid Song" (1986, Demon)
"Thank You, Girl" (John Hiatt) / "My Girl" (with John Hiatt) (1987)
"Your Mother and I" / "At the End of a Long Lonely Day" (with John Hiatt) (1987)
"T.S.D.H.A.V." / "Nice Guys" (1989, Silvertone)
"Jesse Don't Like It" (live) / "T.S.D.H.A.V." (live) (1990, Hannibal)
"Silent Night, Holy Night(Terry Callier) / The Little Drummer Boy (John Scofield & Loudon Wainwright) Verve records, 1999
"Y2K" (Rykodisc, 1999)
"Nanny" (Evangeline, 2005)

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