Fountains of Wayne haven’t been mentioned on AUK for many years mainly because of their longterm hiatus from recording after recording one of the greatest folk-pop records of all time ‘Sky Full of Holes’ so it’s devastating to report (and late in the day sorry, we have only just heard) that singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Rolling Stone reports that Schelsinger’s lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed the musician’s death to them – he was hospitalised in March and tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, he was placed on a ventilator and heavily sedated. Jason Isbell tweeted: “So talented and kind. Heartbreaking news.”
You can read the whole piece over at Rolling Stone here:
Photo by Broadway World/Shutterstock, ‘Sunday’ play opening night, New York, USA – 23 Sep 2019
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