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Greg Kihn

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Greg Kihn (born July 10, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a U.S. pop musician. He is of Polish descent. He is the front man for the Greg Kihn Band, who are perhaps best known for their hit single “Jeopardy” was heavily rotated in the early years of MTV. “Jeopardy” soon served as the basis for a hit parody (“I Lost on Jeopardy”) by Weird Al Yankovic. Other popular songs include “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” and “Lucky.”

Beginning in 1976, The Greg Kihn Band put out several albums on the Beserkley Records label. Their most popular album was 1983’s “Kihnspiracy”, which reached the top 20 of the Billboard Album Chart. Many of the band’s albums contained puns on the name “Kihn” within their titles. Aside from their own material, Kihn is also known for his eclectic choice of cover songs, included on his Kihnspicuous Taste double CD “best of” were versions of Love’s “Little Red Book”, The Only Ones’ “Another Girl, Another Planet” Jackie Wilson’s “Your Love is Lifting Me Higher & Higher”, and even “I Fall to Pieces” made famous by Patsy Cline.

Since 2001, the Greg Kihn Band has been one of the opening acts at the annual Kihncert, which is organized by San Jose, California radio station KUFX-FM (promotional name 98.5 K-Fox), where Kihn is the morning DJ. His son Ry Kihn (named for guitarist Ry Cooder) sometimes plays with his dad’s band, as well as a band of his own, Big Fun USA.

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  • Peyote-God

    *Abby cleans blood off herself* *Owen peeps on Abby changing into his mother's dress*

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Seederman

    Here is a guy who has fallen into almost utter obscurity. Too bad; he was always good for two good songs per album in the 70's...

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ruschenburg

    aua djwiny

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DJWiny

    Eine super Band ... mit sehr guter Musik.Greg Kihn ist noch immer mit der Band aktiv und seit 2005 spielt sein Sohn auch bei der Band mit - deshalb mein "Korrekturvorschlag" zu "Greg Kihn Band"

    24 Jan 2010 Reply