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Adam Schlesinger

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Adam Schlesinger in August 2009

Adam Lyons Schlesinger (October 31, 1967 – April 1, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He won three Emmys, a Grammy, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award. He was nominated for an Oscar, Tony Award and Golden Globe for best original song in 1983.[1]

His best known work was writing and co-producing the title song to That Thing You Do!. He composed "Master Of The Seas" for Ice Age: Continental Drift performed by Jennifer Lopez, Peter Dinklage and others. He wrote and produced three songs for Music and Lyrics.[2] He also wrote "Stacy's Mom".

He was a founding member of the bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, and Tinted Windows. He is a key songwriter and producer for Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Fever High.

Schlesinger grew up in Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey.[3] He studied at Williams College.

On March 31, 2020, Schlesinger was diagnosed with COVID-19 and hospitalized under critical condition.[4] He died from the infection the following day in Poughkeepsie, New York at the age of 52.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Drees, Rich. "That Tune You Do: Writing The Music For That Thing You Do". FilmBuffOnline. Archived from the original on 2007-11-27.
  2. Leopold, Todd (2007-04-03). "Creating some 'Music and Lyrics'". CNN.
  3. Wise, Brian (2004-02-08). "Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-11-21.
  4. "Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder, Hospitalized With Coronavirus". Variety. March 31, 2020.
  5. Adam Schlesinger Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 52