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Warren Zevon

Born: Jan 24, 1947

Death: Sep 7, 2003

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Warren Zevon

Date of Birth : Jan 24, 1947
Date of Death : Sep 7, 2003
Birth Place : Chicago

Warren William Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Zevon's work has often been praised by well known musicians, including Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. His best-known compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy. Other well-known songs written by Zevon have been recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own compositions, Zevon recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan". He was a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman later performed guest vocals on "Hit Somebody!" with Paul Shaffer and members of the CBS Orchestra on Warren Zevon's My Ride's Here album.


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Film Score Composer
  • Keyboard player

Also known as

  • Sandy
  • Sandy Zevon
  • The Motorcycle Abeline
  • Warren William Zevon
  • The Motorcycle Abeline
  • Stephen Lyme


  • William Zevon
  • Beverly Cope Simmons


  • Crystal Ann Brelsford
  • Tule Livingston


  • Jordan Zevon
  • Ariel Zevon

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  • Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album
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