Mark Mothersbaugh

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mark Mothersbaugh
Mothersbaugh performing live with Devo
Mothersbaugh performing live with Devo
Background information
Birth nameMark Allen Mothersbaugh
Born (1950-05-18) May 18, 1950 (age 72)
Akron, Ohio, United States
GenresNew 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
InstrumentsVocals, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards
Years active1972–present

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.

Other websites[change | change source]