|Birth name||Mark Allen Mothersbaugh|
|Born||May 18, 1950|
Akron, Ohio, United States
|Genres||New wave, punk rock, hardcore punk, post-punk, synth-punk, electropunk, synth-pop, electronic rock, film score|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, music programmer, author, visual artist|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards|
Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, music programmer, author and visual artist.
Early years[change | change source]
Mothersbaugh was born in Akron, Ohio to Robert Mothersbaugh and Mary Margaret. His parents are of English, German and Swiss descent.
Personal life[change | change source]
Mothersbaugh married Anita Greenspan who is Jewish and had 2 daughters named Hope Mothersbaugh and Margaret Mothersbaugh.
Influences[change | change source]
Mothersbaugh stated music artists like Brian Eno, David Bowie, Jonathan Richman, Lene Lovich, Silver Apples, Frank Zappa, Kraftwerk, Pere Ubu, Todd Rundgren, Henry Mancini, Alfred Newman, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, John Williams and Lalo Schifrin as influences.