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Loudon Wainwright III

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Loudon Wainwright III with son Rufus Wainwright

Loudon Wainwright III with son Rufus Wainwright

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Description of Loudon Wainwright III's Work:

singer-songwriter

Comparisons:

Loudon Wainwright III was called the "next Bob Dylan," and that's an easy comparison. Also, fans of Phil Ochs, and Cat Stevens may be interested in Wainwright's work. If you're already a fan of Loudon Wainwright III, you may be interested in the work of his offspring: Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright.

Recommended CDs by Loudon Wainwright III:

Album I (Collector's Choice, 1972) Compare Prices

Career Moves (Virgin, 1993) Compare Prices

Social Studies (Hannibal, 1999) Compare Prices

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Loudon Wainwright III Biography:

Loudon Wainwright was born in September, 1946, in Chapel Hill, NC. He grew up in New York, just outside of New York City. He grew up playing guitar, but didn't start writing songs until he began working in a boat yard in the 1960s. He released his debut album on Atlantic Records in 1970, and was widely touted as the next Bob Dylan.

In addition to his music career, Wainwright has acted in M*A*S*H and contributed to the soundtrack for the film Knocked Up. Through the years, he has released 23 albums in all, has appeared in 11 movies, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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