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John Linnell

Born: Jun 12, 1959

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

John Linnell

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1959
Birth Place : New York City

John Sidney Linnell is an American musician, known primarily as one half of Brooklyn, New York alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants. In addition to singing and songwriting, he plays accordion, baritone and bass saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards for the group. Linnell's lyrics are perhaps best known for their inclusion of strange subject matter and word play. Persistent themes include aging, delusional behavior, bad relationships, death, and the personification of inanimate objects. Conversely, the accompanying melodies are usually cascading and upbeat.


  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Keyboard player

Also known as

  • Jared
  • Johnny Hart
  • John Sidney Linnell
  • Linnell, John


  • Zenos Linnell
  • Kathleen Linnell


  • Henry Linnell

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
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