Marshall Crenshaw

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Tags: power pop new wave singer-songwriter 80s pop rock college rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1953, Detroit, Michigan, USA. After portraying John Lennon in the stage show Beatlemania, Crenshaw forged a solo career as a solid and dependable performer of the classic urban American pop song. His rock ‘n’ roll songs are sprinkled with lyrics discoursing on the perennial problems of the lovelorn and the trials of being in love.

With an echo-laden guitar sound that harked back to the 60s (with a little Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran thrown in for effect), Crenshaw’s future looked bright with the release of his first album for Warner Brothers Records in 1982. Performing alongside his brother Robert (drums/vocals) and Chris Donato (bass/vocals), this debut album contained Crenshaw’s only US hit single to date, ‘Someday, Someway’. This modern pop album also contained such classics as ‘Cynical Girl’ and ‘Mary Ann’, but only reached number 50 on the US chart. His follow-up was dealt a...

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