RIP Adam Schlesinger, felled by the coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne (and both a Emmy and Academy Award winner) has died from the coronavirus. The 52-year-old had been on a ventilator and induced coma after being struck with COVID-19. He was hospitalized last month

This was Fountains of Wayne’s big song.

Schlesinger was also nominated for a Grammy for the musical work he did on the 1996 Tom Hanks film, That Thing You Do.

He also wrote a ton of music for TV, film and stage. More details here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “RIP Adam Schlesinger, felled by the coronavirus

  • April 2, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Adam’s death is so sad. It would be nice if he was remembered for more than Fountains of Wayne’s novelty song though. Their albums contain some of the most cleverly crafted power pop songs ever recorded. Highly recommend delving deeper into his legacy.


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