Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III


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I'd Rather Lead a Band album art
  • I'd Rather Lead a Band
  • October 2020
  • 14 Songs

Top Songs

Dead Skunk
Cardboard Boxes
The Swimming Song [Album Version]
Happy Birthday Elvis [Live]
Daughter [Album Version]


  • I Thought About You

    Sep 2020 • 1 song

  • A Perfect Day

    Aug 2020 • 1 song

  • You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)

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  • Biography

    Loudon Wainwright III grew up in the town of Bedford in wealthy Westchester County north of New York City, the son of Loudon S. Wainwright, Jr., a writer and editor at Life magazine and a direct descendant of colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant. Wainwright became a folk singer/songwriter in the late '60s, singing humorous and nakedly honest autobiographical songs. Signed to Atlantic Records, he recorded Album I (1970) and Album II (1971), accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, before switching to Columbia Records, for which he made the folk-rock Album III (1972), which featur...
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