Jerry Harrison

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s funk singer-songwriter american rock usa pop rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Biography

Jeremiah Griffin Harrison, 21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Harrison, a graduate of Harvard University, built his reputation as guitarist and keyboard player for Talking Heads. Previously he had played in a similar capacity for Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers, between 1970 and 1974. He returned to Boston to teach at Harvard, but was recruited by Talking Heads in 1976. Like the other core members of Talking Heads, he enjoyed several fruitful extra-curricular pursuits. These began with a debut solo album in 1981, titled The Red And The Black. Recorded while the parent band was enjoying a sabbatical, many of those who had contributed to recent Talking Heads fare such as Remain In Light - including Adrian Belew, Bernie Worrell and Nona Hendryx - were on hand to aid Harrison. However, apart from scant critical interest there was little public support for this excellent exploration of international rhythms and ethnic music. Harrison then returned to...

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