Warren Zevon

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Warren William Zevon, 24 January 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 7 September 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. After moving to the west coast, where he sought work as a songwriter in the mid-60s, Zevon wrote songs for the Turtles and Nino Tempo And April Stevens. He recorded several singles for the Turtles’ label White Whale, including a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘If You Gotta Go’, as Lyme And Cybelle. By the late 60s, he was signed to Imperial Records and recorded an inauspicious debut, Zevon: Wanted Dead Or Alive, produced by Kim Fowley. One track from the album, ‘She Quit Me’, was featured in the movie Midnight Cowboy. When the album failed to sell, Zevon took a job on the road as musical director to the Everly Brothers. He subsequently appeared uncredited on their album Stories We Could Tell and also guested on Phil Everly’s three solo albums.

By the early 70s, Zevon was signed as a songwriter by...

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